Earlier this month we celebrated our birthday, how time flies! I remember opening our first tiny tiny shop in Stalybridge in 2013 and it doesn’t seem like yesterday. A few years down the line and I am amazed at how the business has grown and developed. I now have a great team to help and support me as there is so much that needs doing now I literally don’t have enough hours in a day to get everything done, the to do list has become a to do pad!!
Valentines Day in our First Shop, Stalybridge.
Magpies Nest started by selling scarves and jewellery, two lines we continue to stock as I feel you cant have a Magpies Nest with out any sparkle!! 🙂 We have a nice mix of jewellery ( do have a little look here: https://magpiesnest.co.uk/product-category/jewellery/ )with dress pieces from Equilibrium to beautiful handmade pieces from Carrie Elspeth and Twisted Designs – Who have been selling with us since the very beginning – big shout out to them and all their lovely locally handmade sparkles. Check them out : https://www.twisted-designs.co.uk/
The product range we sell has grown as after listening to what customers wanted I began to slowly introduce handbags and purses into the mix. The first handbag brand we ever stocked was Yoshi, a family owned British brand (www.Yoshi.co.uk) and I am delighted to say that they are still with us 5 years on. Every decision to stock new products and ranges has come from you, our customers. I am always listening to suggestions and always on the hunt for new products that fit in the shop and fit your needs. So when we moved into our largest store (to date) I knew you wanted to see a proper gift shop that sold quality, quirky items. Later last year I opened a second shop in Ashton. Why? Well, mainly because I am a slightly mad.
Our Ashton Shop, located in the Arcades Shopping Centre.
We now stock over 40 different brands!!Which is why I am not often about on the shop floor. As the business has grown so has the team, the girls do a cracking job. We celebrated our birthday this year by adding another brand to the offering – Joules. We don’t have any plans to stock clothing; just the gifts, handbags and accessories from their range, because that’s what we do.
Finally a HUGE thank you to you, for your custom over the years it means the world to me. Well to us, and by us I mean Liz, Matt, Ros, Helen, Julie, Karen, Ashlie, Hannah, Catherine, Katie & Nicole – you are helping us all keep out of mischief 🙂 xxxx
PS The Cake featured on the article was handmade by the lovely lady at Candy’s Cupcakes for our second birthday. She makes awesome cakes, her website is https://www.candyscupcakes.co.uk/