Previously a fruit and veg shop and before that a travel agency the newly designed and decorated store now stocks an extensive range of reasonably priced clothing including a range of handbags to accessorise any new outfit that you may pick up on your visit.
Claire proudly told us that “The boutique stocks clothing in sizes from 8UK to 26UK and we also have changing room facilities. Our prices for clothing run from approximately £9 to £45 and handbag prices start even lower.
“Although our prices are affordable shoppers can be assured of excellent quality. Indeed we love to support British producers and we source as much stock as possible from the UK however the majority of our stock is from Italy. All clothing made in the UK clearly marked.”
Claire believes that the area will benefit from “an independent boutique with lots of transitional clothing, with new stock every week and lots of reasonably priced different styles constantly available”.
Indeed Claire fondly recalled the former clothes shop ‘Vogue’ which was located opposite her new shop from her time living in Carlton when she was younger and felt the time was right for her to open her new store on ‘The Hill’.
She added: ‘I’m really looking forward to meeting all the locals and I have already been feel more than welcome by passers by and fellow traders, indeed local business Project Pies have already come over with some ‘welcome’ pies for us when they seen us working on the new store”
Grays Boutique is located at 325 Carlton Hill and can be contacted by telephone on 0115 6462 544. Further details can be found on their website at www.graysboutique.co.uk.