Hello I’m Grainne McGarvey and welcome to my column which spots local hidden gems from the world of beauty, health, fashion, tourism and hospitality. I will have my ear to the ground (quite literally) to keep you up to date about the new or interesting products and services from our neck of the woods. If you know one – get in touch on twitter @grainnemcgarvey or at www.pulseprni.com
G SPOTS! A STYLISH NEW LISBURN BOUTIQUE
When it comes to business, I’m a firm believer of putting your money where your mouth, so this week I’m happy to feature a boutique owner that has done just that.
Local fashion blogger and personal stylist Danielle Campbell gave up her job in marketing to pursue her passion for fashion by opening The Style Retreat in Lisburn Square.
Launching tonight for a special sneak peak preview, The Style Retreat is destined to be much more than simply a fashion boutique. This plucky entrepreneur has the vision to build it into a glam social space with several exciting projects happening in the coming months.
Danielle will also be on hand to provide professional advice on body shape, trends and styling to customers looking for that special outfit or simply a little help updating their wardrobes. Currently she is stocking designs from Frock and Frill, Lavish Alice and Dahlia, and in coming months Danielle hopes to incorporate collections from fresh local talent onto the rails.
With prices ranging from £40-£200, The Style Retreat will be accessible to those who want a dress for a Saturday night on the town, to something more unique for the races or a wedding.
Lisburn Square is a great location, with her neighbours including jewellery retailer Argento and the Square Bistro, but the area could do with a boost, so this new destination boutique will be a welcome new addition.
Danielle, originally from Tyrone is looking forward to injecting her love of fashion and effervescent personality into this exciting new business. She says,
“My vision with the style retreat is to offer the fashion loving ladies of Northern Ireland a place to shop, relax, learn, socialise and generally retreat from the stresses and worries of everyday life for even just a few moments. I see the style retreat as not just a shop with customers but rather the building of a community of likeminded ladies who love a little sparkle and style in their lives’
I’m sure it will be a huge success and I’m looking forward to covering her fashion adventures in the coming months. Good luck!