Passion for fashion arrives at Kings Hill
A ‘lifestyle boutique’ selling high fashion, luxury accessories, gifts and furniture has opened in Liberty Square, Kings Hill following a two year search by the owners for the right location.
Eternal , which is owned by husband and wife team Nikki and Phil Pinkney, will be stocking a range of chic ladies’ day and evening wear, including celebrity labels such as Lipsy and Strutt Couture, as well as designer and unusual shoes, handbags, costume jewellery and ‘eye-candy’ gifts.
There is also a range of furniture, from romantic hand carved French painted pieces to stylishly modern glass and leather. A good range of home accessories, lamps, mirrors and interior design must-haves will be on sale and there is even a range of dog accessories for the pampered pooch. The shop opened on 1st November.
Nikki and Phil discovered the shop on a day out in the area and thought that although there were plenty of places to eat and drink there was a ‘serious need’ for a shop selling furniture, accessories and clothing.
“We wanted to create a haven where you could shop for stylish items without having to drive to the larger retail centres,” said Nikki, who has three children and is expecting her fourth. “We call it a lifestyle boutique and we want to offer an exclusive individual experience with real customer care, something I think has been lost in retail today.
“Customers will be left to browse – there will be no sales staff jumping on them the moment they walk in – but we will be there to help and offer advice when needed. We can’t stock the complete range of furniture but we have the catalogues and customers can sit down with a cup of coffee and decide exactly what they want. We will also have a toy box because I know what it is like shopping with small children!.”
The couple want to develop close relations with their customers and ask them what they would like to see in the shop so that it stocks items locals really want. They plan to expand into larger premises in Liberty Square in due course and incorporate a men’s section as well as expand the furniture range.
“We have a good mix of shops and restaurants to take care of most day to day needs in Liberty Square and we are delighted to welcome Eternal,” said Caroline Binns of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd. “The square is a focal point and resource for both the business and residential communities of Kings Hill, which continue to grow.
“Like any High Street there is an occasional change of tenant but I am pleased to say that there are only two units vacant in the square, which is a great endorsement in these challenging economic times.”
Other amenities in Liberty Square include restaurants, a pub, coffee shop, dry cleaners, post ‘n packing warehouse, florist, hairdressers, chemist, card shop, opticians, dentist, vet, estate agents and recruitment agency. A 90,000 sq ft David Lloyd Leisure racquets, health and fitness club opened in 2006 and there is also an 18-hole PGA golf course, a day nursery and University of Greenwich conference centre.