VIVIEN KYLE’S love for jewellery brought a sparkle to Glasgow’s West End when she opened ARABESQUE in May.
The jewellery boutique on Byres Road has proved to be a very welcome addition to the stylish shopping area.
Vivien, who stays in Bearsden, is chief executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse and her new venture is already a winner with shoppers.
She said: “It’s been so interesting to see what sells well.
“Glaswegians are very discerning when they are parting with their cash. They always want something stylish and definitely value for money.
“Importing Mimi & Marge was a risk as it hadn’t been sold in the UK for three years since it was in Harrods, but it has more than paid off. I can’t get the deliveries through customs fast enough and have a constant customer order list especially for their well priced silver wings pendants.
“Bringing in new lines has also been important to do. On a buying trip to London I met up with Tresor Paris reps and immediately knew it was a new brand I wanted to have in ARABESQUE.
“The Austrian crystal bracelets and earrings ticked a lot of boxes for me and I knew my customers were going to love it. It’s another celebrity favourite with JLS, Amy Childs and Tinchy Stryder choosing to show it off at the recent MOBO awards in Glasgow.”
ARABESQUE is the only retailer in the UK to stock a range of products favoured by A-list celebrities.
The north-American brand, Mimi & Marge, claims international superstars Beyonce, Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon and Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field as some of its biggest fans.
Vivien felt there was a need to fill this gap in the market and said: “I love jewellery and wanted to create a store that sold unique, elegant pieces - something that really stands out from the crowd - in addition to the stylish international brands that have proven to be hugely popular in recent years.
“ARABESQUE stocks classic, contemporary jewellery from leading brands like Pandora and award-winning Ti Sento, in addition to exclusive, high-impact pieces like the Mimi & Marge beetle ring as worn by Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.”
If you’re looking for something special for the lady in your life you’re certain to find it at ARABESQUE.
There’s never been a better time to drop into ARABESQUE as the January sale starts today (Friday) - with some items offering super savings of up to 40 per cent off.