Having lived in Oxford for some years, Abi has returned to her hometown to run her own ladies boutique.
Abi has certainly brought something different to Beverley. Explaining more the project she said;
“Ladygate is the most eclectic and vibrant part of the town with stunning old buildings and a real charm.”
“I have already been welcomed into Ladygate by her neighbours and surrounding businesses. Above all, there is definitely a real team spirit from the independent retailers.”
“For me, the launch night gave me the opportunity to thank and show people who knew about my plans to open Aura.”
“It has been a 10-week project which I have used local tradespeople. Due to that, I wanted them to come along and see my final vision brought to life. It was good to see so many friends and family also attend.”
Most noteworthy is the support that other independent businesses are giving their new neighbour. In a time that is seeing giant retailers struggling, it is the addition of unique shops that add strength to the high street.
This has been a good twelve months for the ‘Lanes’ in Beverley. Firstly, almost a year ago Pilgrim opened on the same street bringing individualness to the high street. Also, just six months before that the hugely successful Pig & Whistle opened on Sow Hill.
Neil Harris, Owner of Bug Vinyl has said for quite some time that something special was happening. He describes it a real buzz around the ‘lanes’ of Beverley.
Speaking to HU17.net he said;
“It’s really encouraging to see new businesses opening in the lanes of Beverley. It shows that with a bit of imagination and a great range of products that retail is healthy in Beverley.”
Aura Boutique opening is adding to that offering to shoppers who like to explore the hidden corners and enjoy Beverley’s real beauty.
Abi has picked her brands and range carefully. Her blend of fashion and lifestyle gifts really does add value to Beverley’s retail offering. It is these are the types of shops that help sustain Beverley as a destination.