About Us


Guernsey’s premier department store

With over 100 years dedicated to retail on the island, Creasey’s is a vibrant, exciting department store with an offering for all the family. Dedicated to its customers, it is constantly evolving to provide for islander’s changing tastes, to excite them and surprise.

Originating as a family business and having remained so since 1899, Creasey’s proudly welcomed a fifth generation Creasey to the business in the autumn of 2010.


History & Heritage

Creasey’s in Guernsey can trace its history back to 1899 when Benjamin Creasey (the Great Grandfather of the present directors) established a draper business in No. 2&3 Mill Street.


  • The business flourished and in 1911 Benjamin acquired a High St property with the purchase of No 9 High St. At about this time Victor, his son, joined the business and a partnership was formed.
  • The third generation, Ivan Creasey, joined the business in 1936 and whilst growth and further alterations continued this came to an abrupt end in 1939 when war returned to Europe and Guernsey was occupied by German forces.  Ivan’s brother Dennis joined the business after the war.
  • During the late 60’s & 70’s the next generation came into business. Jane joined as a Fashion Buyer & Anthony in the Fabrics & Linens.
  • Peter joined a little later taking over from Dennis on the office side of the business.
  • In the mid 60’s contact had been made with Marks & Spencer and in 1967 a ‘St Michael’ shop was opened within Creasey’s.
  • A fifth generation family member, Jonathan Creasey, joined the business in 2010.
  • In 2013 Creasey’s Home Store opened in Smith Street, featuring Bed, Bath & Utility, Cookshop, Fabric & Haberdashery and Home Accessory Departments.
  • 2016 saw the refurbishment of our Toy and Nursery Departments in Le Bordage. Creasey’s Kids, featuring the only stand alone M&S Kidswear department in the British Isles, officially opened in December 2016.
  • In July 2023 work started on a major project to link 13 High St to the Fashion Store at 15-21 High St.