T. Beresford, a new shop located in historic downtown Waxahachie at 207 S. College, not only is the first haberdashery to open its doors to customers in decades, its owners are also some of the first Certified Tourism Ambassadors in Waxahachie.

Owned by Ginny Sills and her mother-in-law, Judy, T. Beresford is a collection of unique and elegant artistry that features American artisans and products of American-owned companies.  

They also aim to become a trusted source of authentic and genuine customer service.

The Sills learned about the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Program,  a nationwide certification program that serves to increase tourism by training and inspiring front-line hospitality employees and volunteers to work together to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience, from Laurie Mosley at the Waxahachie Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Mosley has also earned the CTA designation, and she explains that the CTA Program goes beyond basic customer service “Texas Friendly” training that she offers throughout the year.  

The program gives participants the opportunity to build upon their knowledge of the local region, enhance their skills in serving customers, increase their awareness of information resources and discover the power of tourism.

“I am thrilled to have merchants that are ready to help the CVB expand the CTA program in Waxahachie as we serve more and more visitors each year,” said Mosley.

Along with their CTA designation, Ginny carries the title “Creative Spark Organizer” and Judy carries “Room Impressions Coordinator” meaning that they have a gift for creating rooms that are warm, welcoming and comfortable.  

When asked about the home “neccessories” and haberdashery, Ginny Sills said, “Rest assured that after a visit to T. Beresford, not only your home but the men in your life will look stylish too.”

T. Beresford is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m.  For more information on T. Beresford, call 972-937-2700 or visit them online at www.tberesford.com.