A Stockport woman is celebrating her 1st year at Cherry Girl’s Wardrobe having attended a Smart Start Woman in Business just over 12 months ago.
Back in September 2017, Donna Law, owner of Cherry Girl’s Wardrobe in Stockport, along with other women attended a Woman in Business course, supported by Stockport Homes.
During the course, Donna learnt everything she needed to know about setting up a business, from creating a website to creating spreadsheets, to costings.
While on the course, Donna also and found some valuable contacts and opened her unique 50’s vintage shop in Little Underbank, Stockport.
The business has gone from strength to strength, and the shop is doing well.
Donna Law, told us:
“I wouldn’t have had the confidence or knowledge to get the keys and say yes I can make this work, I would really recommend the Women in Business course because it’s just amazing and the best thing I ever did.”
Centrally located in the heart of Stockport’s historic quarter on Little Underbank
Cherry’s is just a few steps from Stockport’s iconic Victorian market place, a stone’s throw from St Mary’s Church and a short walk from the Red Rock leisure complex.
Cherry Girl’s Wardrobe is the perfect mix of the old and new. A haven of 50’s inspired clothing, new fabrics and funky prints. Hand picked classic styled dresses, tops, jumpers, blouses, skirts and Freddie’s of Pinewood jeans, Cherry’s is a haven for fashionistas everywhere as all items are available in sizes from 8 to 22. Lot’s of accessories are ready to be snatched up to complement any outfit, including hair flowers, head scarves, vintage and retro jewellery.
Behind this fabulous retail heaven, Donna who is living her dream:
“I was introduced to the rock and roll music of the 1950’s when I met my partner 21 years ago. He loved the 50’s music so the first chance he got, he took me to see a live band performing. I loved the way all the ladies looked so fabulous and the dresses were so gorgeous. This began my love of the 1950’s style.
“It was at a weekend event when a chance conversation with friends sowed the seed of an idea about having my own shop. We had all had bad experiences of buying online. At the time, my idea was laughed off as impossible.”
But in April 2017 Cherry Girl’s Wardrobe was born.
“I am born and raised in Stockport so it was only natural to look within the town I loved. There were and still are lot’s of changes going on in Stockport, all for the good, and I wanted to be in the heart of the excitement. So, in December 2017, I moved to 34 Little Underbank in the heart of the old town.”
“I am just about to celebrate my 1st birthday in Stockport. I have met lot’s of lovely ladies young and old from all walks of life but all have one thing in common: they all want to wear a flattering outfit and feel fabulous.
“In the time I have been here I have noticed that there is a lot of excitement about the Underbanks and the Market Place. I have already seen the area come to life with more independent shops opening. I’m excited for the future, for me to build my business and to watch Stockport flourish around me.
“Pop in and say hello, you will be most welcome.”
If you would like help starting up your own business, Start Smart are running another Woman in Business course, starting 7th November, to book on call Jenny Matthews on 07984872325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org