Who Are We? How Did We Start?
Jane's Boutique is a small family run independent fashion boutique. We are a husband and wife team, Jane & Ian with Katie, Stacey & Trish that help on a part time basis. Jane has been selling clothes for many years and started at the big London markets in the 90's. Ian comes from a signmaking background of nearly 30 years. We also had an ice cream van and Jane would be out in the van in the summer & in the winter sell clothes from home. This carried on for a few years & we had gained a lot of customers who would pick items up from the house or we would deliver locally.
After being made redundant in January 2016, Ian was delivering locally to one of our customers and the small shop next door was empty so we phoned the managing agents up & in just over an hour we were stood in the shop & decided that we would give it a go. We opened in April 2016 and we were really surprised how quickly we became established. We very soon became the shop that people would come to for their clothes with a difference. We stayed in the shop for just over a year but it became obvious that we had outgrown the premises and decided to move into a much larger (almost 7 times larger), more central town location where we are currently. We have evolved over the last 3 1/2 years. We used to sell bling homeware and children's clothes but we now concentrate on ladies clothing from sizes 6-26.
In February 2018, we started our weekly Facebook Live in our Facebook Group, every Wednesday at 7pm where we showcase all of our new stock. We always do this whilst having fun at the same time so join us if you can!
We introduced our website back in late 2016 but the system we were sold did not live up to expectations and we struggled to ensure that we could fulfill online orders and so we had to rethink how we offer online to link in with our shop. In April 2019, we moved over to a new till and website system that has taken us to the next level. We now have a simple, easy to use website with plenty of functionality to make your experience the best it can be.
We never rest and are always looking for new ways to improve and offer the very best quality clothing at reasonable prices.
Thank you to everyone that has supported us over the years. Many of the customers that used to buy from us at home are still our customers today. We appreciate each and every one of you.
Jane, Ian and the rest of Jane's Boutique x