Who are you?

My name is Antonia Capaldi and I am the head stylist for MacGregor and MacDuff.

What does your business do?

MacGregor and MacDuff are Scottish kilt & highlandwear specialists.

We offer a range of kilt outfits for hire and purchase, kilt accessories and gifts for all occasions and tastes.

We have over 4,000 tartans to choose from, including our exclusive Mist tartans that are inspired by iconic Scottish locations.

Where are you based?

I am based at our Head Office in Glasgow, as head stylist I often find myself in our stores.

We have two stores in Glasgow, one being our newly opened flagship store on Bath Street, and a store in Prestwick.

I also attend monthly fitting services in our London and Manchester pop-ups.

Just recently, I went over to New York City, where we hosted our first ever international kilt fitting service in the heart of Manhattan.

This was a great success and we are already planning our next visit!

How did you get started?

MacGregor and MacDuff were founded in 1979 by an American businessman and a Scottish kiltmaker.

Mr Scollin was an American businessman who moved to Fife to marry.

Having opened up his own kilt shop in Fife, he merged with Mr MacGregor’s kilt shop in Glasgow and MacGregor and MacDuff was born!

Fife was the ancestral home of the MacDuffs so Mr Scollin selected ‘MacDuff’ as a tribute to his Fife home!

What is your background (eg qualifications, previous work experience etc)?

I started in MacGregor and MacDuff as a Style Advisor, this helped me learn every aspect of kilt styling, from professional measurements to the art of combining accessories for the ultimate look!

I have now worked my way up to the role of head stylist, where I work in collaboration with all departments within the company.

My main focus is on growing relationships with innovative partners as well as increasing our reach.

What is your top tip?

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How long has your business been running?

2019 is MacGregor and MacDuff’s 40th year in business.

Where do you plan your business to be in five years time?

With our new flagship store in Glasgow, we are looking forward to continuing to grow the business.

Having recently hosted our first international kilt fitting service in New York City.

We have exciting plans to visit more locations to bring the quality, craftsmanship and 40 years of heritage of MacGregor and MacDuff to our customers throughout the world.

Useful contacts e.g. business emails, websites etc - entrepreneurial spark/Chamber of Commerce etc.

For more details and information on our business, please visit www.macgregorandmacduff.co.uk.

Alternatively, email info@macgregorandmacduff.co.uk.