We are 3 weeks into the lock down and the weather is definitely becoming more summery (especially if you live in the south - its a little fresher as per usual in the north!). Although we can't visit in person, we can all enjoy a bit of online retail therapy and there is lots of inspiration about. We would like to introduce you to one half of a dynamic duo who have three absolutely gorgeous boutiques, filled with fabulous clothing and inspirational gifts.
Tell us your about yourself.
My name is Lise and I am one part of the daughter-in-law / mother-in-law team together with Sandie. We started the business together in March 2017 when we opened out first store in Henley on Thames. Sandie has many years of retail experience but after a 10 year gap we decided to launch this business together.
Tell us about your business...
We love beautiful cashmere, timeless classic fashion and unique gifts and we have 3 lovely boutiques in Henley on Thames, Marlow and Stockbridge. We put our heart and soul into sourcing and finding the best in timeless well-made clothing, jewellery, fashion accessories and gifts. We are also very proud of our unique range of greeting cards, and sustainable items such as note cards made from recycled paper cups and chocolate designed by adults with mental disabilities. Our team of ladies in our stores (who are like family to us and been with us for a long time) are always so helpful and look after all our customers with a smile, whether it is to finding that perfect gift or an outfit for a special event.
Can customers still shop with you and if so how?
We have moved our store and most of our stock online to our web site www.shopatstocks.com and we are currently able to ship orders in UK and Internationally twice per week. We also share images of new items on both our instagram and facebook pages @shopatstocks and accept orders by email too - firstname.lastname@example.org. So do follow us on instagram to stay in the loop and avoid missing out on special news and sale announcements!
What is the best thing about this lock down as far as you personally are concerned?
The lock down has given us the opportunity to spend more time with our families, read books and relax in the garden. We are also trying to improve our IT skills and we are improving our web site!
There is plenty of time to read a good book – can you recommend one?
Have just finished reading ‘American Dirt’ - one of the best books I have read in a long time.
Tell us about any exciting plans for the future in the business.
We are hoping to improve the web site further and will keep adding more products and other features such as weekly picks, blogs etc.
Thank you very much Lise. When we are all allowed out again, do go and visit their shops:
Stocks of Henley, 23 Bell Street, Henley on Thames, RG9 2BA | Tel: 01491877670
Stocks at the Vine, High Street Stockbridge, SO20 6HF, Hampshire | Tel: 01264883034
Stocks Marlow, 33-34 Spittal Street, Marlow SL7 1DB | Tel: 01628 290850