So it's always exciting when a new shop opens up in Preston. It's even more exciting when it's an independent clothing boutique & it's super exciting when they invite a group of local bloggers over for an evening of mooching & a mingling.
The shop I'm talking about is Mary & Milly boutique which has just opened it's doors on Guildhall Street just off the main high street.. If you're wondering why the name sounds familiar- they've been trading on ASOS marketplace & doing pop up fairs across the North-West for the past couple of years.
On the walls are framed articles about the shop's success & the brand's story. Poppy Waters is the lady behind the business & set it up after being inspired by her grandmothers-Mary & Milly! Poppy said that Preston is the heart of her brand, she grew up, graduated & set up shop here. I love that the photoshoots for the collections are shot in Avenham park (my favourite place in the city). I think its fantastic that she's working with local university students & bloggers. Preston isn't exactly known for it's fashion scene but I feel like it's an up-and-coming city! I believe with more independent shops, the creative fashionable folk will spark some interest & the scene will hopefully blossom.
Claire & Lily from past events so it was great to have a catch up. Plus it's fab to meet some new faces too (I hope I include everyone) Sarah, Amy, Emmi, Katy, Chloe & Lucy :)
If you are having a little shopping spree or fancy an outfit that's a little different for a night out you should definitely head over to the boutique. Follow all their social media too, there's always something new & exciting up on their page whenever I look.
Thank you Poppy for hosting such a lovely event & I'm so excited to see how the boutique grows :)
(Pic on the right stolen form their Facebook Page)
Have you visited the boutique yet?
Thanks for reading :)
PS: Life Up North is going to be a new segment on here with any exciting news based around the North-West area :)