Vollers History

The Vollers story begins 113 yrs ago in Portsmouth when Harry & Nelly Voller set up shop and factory in 1899. They started off in their single fronted house in Kingston Rd., Portsmouth but it soon grew and by 1905 Nelly produced her own brand under the name of MADAME VOLLER. The expansion meant the company had to move across the street to a larger shop complete with a first floor factory and this is where the factory remained until 1999 when they moved to their present site. Harry was the creative artist and produced consistently beautiful patterns.

Below is an image of what the Vollers Corsets shop looked like in the 1930s!

1930s shop

In 1918 Harry & Nelly retired and their son Bertrand took over after serving in the 1st World War. Bertrand married one of the machinists and Vollers once again became a leading manufacturer. In 1947 Bertrand 2 sons took over running the business both taking it their separate ways with Derek Voller taking over the factory.

Ian Voller, Derek’s nephew bought the business from Derek with his wife Corina in 1991. Ian and Corina are the 5th generation running the world renowned company.

The elegant designs are inspired from original patterns, keeping to Vollers secret recipe! Many celebrities have been seen in Vollers Corsets from Mollie King from the Saturdays to Paris Hilton to Zoe Tapper from Mr Selfridge. Vollers are committed to assuring that the passion and thrill of wearing a corset is core to everything they do. Vollers are dedicated to producing corsets that not only live up to the Vollers heritage, but also continue to innovate and inspire.


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