Young entrepreneurs launch new venture

MHRA-10-08-12 Business Aug21'Charlotte Clarke and Amy Winstanley  former Princethorpe schoolgirls have returned to their roots to launch their own online fashion jewellery business.
MHRA-10-08-12 Business Aug21'Charlotte Clarke and Amy Winstanley former Princethorpe schoolgirls have returned to their roots to launch their own online fashion jewellery business.

TWO young entrepreneurs have come up with what they hope is a gem of a business idea.

Former Princethorpe schoolgirls Amy Winstanley and Charlotte Clarke have launched their own online fashion jewellery company.

The girls say the bijouxboutique website contains an endless treasure chest of all things up-to-date, vintage, unique and antique from designers across the world and across the UK.

Amy, who lives in Long Lawford, said: “The launch of Bijoux Boutique is not only a bit of fun but an idea which we
 believe will really catch on.

“We are truly passionate about our new boutique and what we have to offer.”

Amy has just got a job as a teaching assistant starting from September at a school in Bedworth, having recently graduated from Warwick University with a postgraduate diploma in social work.

She added: “We really want to ensure our customers have a shopping experience which is as trouble free and straightforward for them as possible and by offering a more personalised shopping experience the customer really can reach us 24 hours a day.

“As online shopping continues to grow, so does the choice of websites - but what is lost is the personal shopping experience you get from the high street.”

She said when buying online it can be hard for customers not being able to try on the jewellery.

“When buying online it is hard because you can’t try on the piece of jewellery before you buy,” she said.

“So if you need help give us an idea of your outfit and we will help give you options of what would go.”

Products at Bijoux Boutique span a century of trends, starting from the 1920s.

They are handmade and sourced from all around the world. Charlotte, who lives in Coventry, said: “If customers request something we don’t stock we will go out of our way to get it in for them.”

Charlotte specialises in voice-overs, having studied at the National Broadcasting School in Brighton, and is hoping they can put the money they earn towards building an in-house voiceover studio.

Amy said: “As Cindy Lauper wrote, ‘girls just want to have fun’, which is just what we want to do.

“We hope our customers will join in too.”

For more information visit www.bijouxboutiqueonline.com