COMPANY owners of a clothing agency that sells dresses and second-hand designer clothes are celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Louise Pennington, 45, and Katie Nicholson, 37, co-owners of Cinders Clothing Agency, celebrated their 10th anniversary this week as they believed they would not make it that far due to the lockdown.
The popular clothing store which takes second-hand clothes and sells them for use will be located on Buccleuch Street, Barrow for five years before moving to its current premises on Scott Street, Barrow, as it is a much more street lively.
Last year, the duo created an online page for the store so customers can purchase items 24/7, which has been a huge success for their business.
Mum of two, Louise said: “We’re both really excited, we didn’t think, especially with the lockdown, we would go this far.
“We opened our online store last year which made a huge difference because people can now buy from us 24 hours a day. We even had purchases from New Zealand which was great.
“It’s all word of mouth, being online is the best thing we’ve ever done, it takes things to a whole new level.
“We’re really having fun, it’s like starting all over again, we have the same buzz as at the beginning.
Louise and Katie met 20 years ago when they were both working in the travel industry. They both decided to change careers when they had their kids as they needed a job that would suit their lifestyle and decided to open the store.
Louise said: “We are very grateful for every purchase, no matter how small.
“We love what we do and we’re best friends, what more could you ask for than working with your best friend?
“There aren’t a lot of clothing stores in Barrow now, so when we have a customer passing through town, we appreciate them coming.
“We also want to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support and for the people who bring us items – without them we wouldn’t have a business at all.”
The boutique is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can visit their website at: http://Cindersclothing.co.uk/.