A mail order business specialising in cashmere products has gone against retail trends and opened its first shop.
The Cashmere Centre, at Fernfield Farm, just off the A421 near Whaddon, just outside Milton Keynes, took in excess of £10,000 in its first week.
Jeff Pert, who manages the business with Dale Stillman said: ”The mail order side of our business continues to do very well but like any retailer, we have surplus stock at the end of season. This is when we struck on the idea of a shop to sell last season’s stock at a discounted price. We are very encouraged by the initial interest we have received from our local customers.”
The business was established in 1998 and employs 15 people. It sells a range of cashmere products including pashminas, ladies and gents clothing and cashmere accessories and currently turns over in excess of £2.5 million.
The shop is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.