Sisters’ shop success is a classic vintage...

Proprietors, sisters Jenny (left) and Suzy Rowe at the opening of Holloway's of Poulton
Proprietors, sisters Jenny (left) and Suzy Rowe at the opening of Holloway's of Poulton
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From just a few dresses on a rail at a vintage fair to a shop full of clothes and unique handmade goods, Holloway’s of Poulton has come a long way in six months.

Owners and sisters Jenny and Suzy Rowe have expanded their vintage clothing business, moving into a larger shop on Chapel Walks in Poulton.

The pair, both former Hodgson High School students, first dabbled in vintage retail in March this year, manning a small stall of 50s style dresses at a fair in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

When a small shop on Tithebarn Street came free they took a chance and opened up and have seen the concept go from strength to strength, buying in dresses to sell on as well as stocking handmade crafts and accessories made by people they meet at the vintage fairs they run in St Chad’s Church Hall, Poulton.

Now they have moved from the first floor shop to the bigger unit and are looking to start making their own dresses as well as expanding their online presence.

Suzy, 26, said: “I think we started at the right time.

“It’s nice to show people a different style of clothes. I love seeing people out in our dresses.

“When people come in we try to make them feel good whatever their size, we sell dresses for everyone.”

The sisters are now juggling running the shop, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5.30pm, with studies - Jenny, 23, is studying for her PGCE, and Suzy is taking a degree in network engineering.


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