Janet fashions a new future

Janet Robinson in her Stockton Road shop.
Janet Robinson in her Stockton Road shop.
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AN entrepreneur is aiming to make it big with her own twist on stocking and selling high-end fashion.

Janet Robinson runs the Butterfly’s Dress Agency based in Stockton Road in Hartlepool. It offers top end, High Street and designer clothes for re-sale.

Janet Robinson in her Stockton Road shop.

Janet Robinson in her Stockton Road shop.

The mother-of-two and grandmother-of-two said: “I love clothes and I like the idea that you can get something expensive at a really reasonable price.

“People can bring their expensive clothing and I sell them. I sell designer labels at affordable prices.”

She said the business was aimed at “anyone looking for a new wardrobe or a new look.”

But it is also there for people who want to “make money or buy new items of clothing.”

Janet Robinson in her Stockton Road shop.

Janet Robinson in her Stockton Road shop.

Sellers can bring their items to the shop. A selling price is agreed and payment is made once the items have sold.

Janet describes herself as someone who has lived in Hartlepool “on and off all my life.”

Her background is rich and varied. She has been an insolvency practitioner and she has owned self-catering holiday accommodation.

Janet has also run a bed and breakfast business, and has worked in accounts. “I have done lots of different things,” she admitted.

She said: “I have a passion for clothes and I thought ‘why not do something I enjoy.’”

Janet already has hopes for the future. She said: “I am looking to expand the business however I can.

“It is coming up to Christmas and ladies love dresses. It is a nice experience to come here.

“Hopefully, once people find out that I am here, people will be interested in getting designer clothes at a fraction of the original price.””

She said her stock already includes shoes by Christian Louboutin and dresses by Vivienne Westwood.