Dealer of the Week: Inside North Wales’ new classic style store!
A NEW retailer in Rhyl promoting classic garments has loved a massively profitable first few months of enterprise since opening in Rhyl in the summertime.
“Flaunt It Classic”, at 36-38 Bodfor Road, welcomed buyers for the primary time on July 28, having beforehand been run as an internet enterprise by proprietor Mark Chesterton since April 2021.
Promoting classic and sustainable style for adults, which may embrace clothes from as early because the Fifties or the 60s proper as much as the fashionable day, enterprise has been booming for Mark since July.
He stated: “Flaunt It Classic began in April 2021, promoting garments on Depop, and issues rapidly progressed from there.
“I rapidly acquired a web site up and working to assist with our on-line presence, however there have been by no means actually any plans on opening a store within the early days.
“Nonetheless, after working out of room to carry inventory at house, I made a decision that it may very well be price opening a store domestically on a short-term trial – and we’re actually glad that we did it.
“The unit we’re in happened simply on the proper time and on the proper worth.”
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Mark, initially from Rhyl, is having fun with his first style of working his personal store, and is ready to attract on his and his spouse’s few years of expertise of the retail business, too.
Although he primarily runs the store himself, he likes to think about “Flaunt It Classic” a household enterprise.
He added: “The store opened with none fanfare, and we began making gross sales earlier than we even formally opened, with folks asking if they might have a browse after they have been strolling by.
“Just some months later, we have now many regulars who have a tendency to return in not less than as soon as per week, as a result of they know that our inventory is at all times altering with new gadgets occurring our rails nearly day by day.
“The suggestions that we get from our common and new prospects, each native and from outdoors of the realm, is at all times optimistic.”
Gadgets at “Flaunt It Classic” embrace skirts, clothes, jumpers and denims, however Mark considers his best-sellers to be band t-shirts and sportswear, which incorporates US sports activities.
A number of the retailer’s inventory additionally contains high-end manufacturers, with new gadgets continually arriving.
Mark, who additionally DJs on the “We Rhyl Rock You” nights at The Cove on the primary Friday of each month, added: “Contemplating we have now performed little or no promoting, the store is exceeding our expectations.
“That’s helped by the truth that persons are realising that purchasing sustainable style helps the surroundings and, in fact, plenty of it’s beginning to come again in style.
“With new inventory often arriving, it may be tough to maintain all the pieces up to date – we additionally provide a click on and acquire service via our web site which just a few locals have now began to make use of.
“If I had a pound for each time somebody had stated: ‘It is about time somebody opened a store like this within the space’, I might have the ability to pay a 12 months’s hire up entrance!”