Knightsbridge House Boutique in Llandudno is set to open on the 28th November. It has seen a significant investment of £100k this year, as it aims to become the “mini-Harrods” of North Wales. The characterful building on Gloddaeth Street has a distinctive curved glass display front, and is now a vibrant turquoise colour!
Until 2018, the building had been home to David Roberts Shoes of Distinction, which had been run by three generations of the same family since 1922. It was one of the oldest businesses in Llandudno, set up by David Roberts of Llanrwst, who was once the head shoe buyer for Harrods in London, before returning to North Wales.
Mr Roberts’ grandson, Andrew, inherited the family business, but finally decided to retire to spend more time with his family. The developer Rob Lloyd of Bearmont Construction took over the building, and revamped it together with fiancée Maria Cabrera, who will run the boutique.
They have aimed for a high-end aesthetic, with fixtures and fittings sourced from New York, and a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. The opening is welcome news for Llandudno, which like many other towns in the UK, has suffered from the effects of the coronavirus lockdown, and the surge in online retail.
Miss Cabrera commented, “I think this is the right time for me as the market now presents an opportunity to bring life back into towns, as people still like to shop for fashion and there seems to be a gap in the market around here.”
The business has already been launched successfully on social media, and ships products worldwide. Local delivery within a 5-mile radius is free. It stocks a range of fashionable ladies clothing in unique and eye-catching styles which have been sourced from all over the world.
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