Hello from Fleur and Flora
Hi I’m Claire – owner of Fleur and Flora Boutique.
You’ll find a lovely collection of ladies fashion clothing, jewellery , bags, purses and accessories online and available in our ONLY concession at Pendle Village Mill. We hope most ladies, young women or teenagers could find something nice in our ever changing collection from Fleur and Flora – and especially for those ladies with a younger fashion flair as we like to keep our clothing lines ‘on trend’ with each season. We’re open 7 days a week at Pendle Village Mill and I pop in each week with new items as well as putting out a few Sale or promotional lines. So pop in and visit my new Boutique Fleur and Flora at Pendle Village Mill soon
The Story of Fleur and Flora ….. how it began
Our little business was born in a quaint farmhouse above Hebden Bridge. Our plans were to open a women’s clothing boutique in our quirky little town. We began searching for premises just before the Christmas break in 2015 .
Unfortunately our valley was devastated by the Boxing Day floods of 2015. You may have seen in the media the horrendous aftermath of the floods. For the months following during the day people came from far and wide to help with the clean up. But by night with no electricity and very few shops open, the busy town of Hebden Bridge was more like a ghost town. It was uncertain times for Hebden Bridge but we knew it would rise again and businesses would re-open as quickly as possible.
Businesses and people lost everything and finding businesses premises was difficult during this time so I put my dreams on hold for a little while.
However the dream did not die, it simply adapted and evolved. Instead of starting out by opening a boutique on the high street, we decided to take on the big Wide Web and trade online as Fleur and Flora . In late January we found suppliers and began to test the market. Word soon spread from family to friends and by the end of the month we had to go back to the suppliers for more stock. By February we launched the website and started doing clothing parties in peoples homes. Then in April we had our first pop up shop in a local church. Many people turned out and the feedback on our products was amazing. We kept getting told we should open a shop.
A few months later, after lots of research we were setting up at Pendle Village Mill with over 500 items raring to go!
Our stock changes and grows all the time so be sure to keep looking until you find something you cannot resist!
Would I go back to working for someone else in an office? No way! It’s still early days but we are definitely here to stay. We thrive on word of mouth so why not tell your friends and family about us?
We would like to thank you for your support so far.
Fleur & Flora
Fleur and Flora
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