We are excited to have recently opened our first gift shop on one of the most beautiful, independent shopping streets in Twickenham. It has been quite a journey to get here and we would love to tell you how our little business first began.
Established in 2010, Miss Pretty London was inspired by the fun and colourful Portobello Road market in Notting Hill. This was where our first piece of floral fabric was brought from a busy market trader. In those days we didn’t even own a sewing machine, but the piece was so pretty and girly, like a must have dress or those perfect shoes it was an irresistible purchase.
Next came the sewing machine and hours and hours of designing, sewing, thinking and sewing some more. Eventually our first ever collection was born – a cute array of Oyster card wallets, pencil cases and passport covers. It was now time to offer our hard work to the world.
We started a market stall in Camden and eventually moved to Greenwich which is one of the leading handmade markets in London. This was to be our trading home for the next two years.
It was cold and long days at the market. Waking up at 6.30am and struggling with 4 suitcases to the stall was never the best start to our weekend mornings. On our first day it snowed and I don’t think my toes had experienced a cold quite like it. We soon settled in and despite the hard mornings and leaky market roof we still look back at these days as some of our best business memories.
Over the years our range has grown to offer more fun prints, more accessories and lots more gifts. We have also sourced unique items to compliment our bright and fun collection. We believe it should be possible to buy something special and unique without having to take out a mortgage.
With the support of our online shop www.missprettylondon.comour first ever bricks and mortar shop has now opened at 23 Church Street, TW1. It is impossible to describe our style in one word, unless there is a word for shabby chic meets vintage, meets novelty but floral with a dash of fun. Our moto is that if we don’t love it we don’t sell it. Everything we select to sell is chosen because we would buy it.
Ironically on our first open day it snowed again. A touching reminder of our market stall days and how far we have come. We are excited to part of the Church street community and hope you love what our special little gift shop brings to this amazing street
If you need further info please let us know, we would love to hear from you:
TEL: 0800 368 9519
VISIT US: 23 CHURCH STREET, TWICKENHAM, TW1 3NJ
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