Our Rich Family History
We brought Phinneys into the 21st century by renovating and adding some great new brands to the mix. When I took over ownership of Phinneys, I inherited two loyal, long-standing employees: Mary Buchanan and Barb Wood. These two women have been bringing light into Phinneys for many years, and I’m so fortunate to work in their company on a daily basis. Mary’s been with the store for more than 20 years, and she knows absolutely everybody. Barb, our seamstress, has been with the store for more than 30 years. If anyone needs alterations in a hurry, she’s here to help them. We extend our expert tailoring service outside our doors to offer complete alteration services.
My father opened his first store in Hantsport in 1961 and to this day I carry my Father’s words of wisdom, if it’s not quality, don’t sell it. My mother, Mary spent her lifetime catering to the public in their stores and both of my parents always reinforced the value of good customer service, “it doesn’t matter what you have, if you can’t serve people properly. We have a great team here at Phinneys. I can’t forget my beautiful team at home; my beautiful wife, Mariam and our three children, Dalia, Nadia & Ibrahim. You’ll sometimes find Dalia roaming around, she’s our little mascot greeting customers.