From stallholder to boutique owner

Ivy River
Ivy River

A touch of glamour hit Cramlington’s Manor Walks Shopping Centre when a new ladies fashion store held an open day.

Ivy River ower Joanne Grainger started off five years ago with two stalls selling handbags and ladies clothes.

Now she has branched out and turned it into a boutique selling unique ladies clothes, fashionable handbags and quirky jewellery.

Show girls were on duty to hand out Prosecco to shoppers at the event.

Joanne’s daughter, Gina, said: “We would like to thank Manor Walks management team and security for helping us put on such an event and for the support they have given us. Little businesses such as us need that kind of support and we greatly appreciate it. The day was fantastic and everyone loved it.”