UK Enterprise Awards 2018

36 SME NEWS / UK Enterprise Awards 2018 , MiMi UKE18008 Best Bespoke Clothes Shop - Hampshire MiMi is amulti-award-winning lifestyle store located in the beautiful village of HartleyWintney, Hampshire. We provide a fascinating insight into how the shop entices a wide range of visitors with its unique product offering and intriguing displays. and also offer a comprehensive mail order service from the store. Ultimately, MiMi’s ethos is simply to provide beautiful on trend products at affordable prices. The shop’s buyer Julianne travels around the country visiting trade shows and suppliers to source new products that are either produced in the UK or are ethnically sourced from other countries worldwide. At present, Mimi stocks a vast selection of items from Britain, Ireland, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, India, Poland, Nepal and also Australia and New Zealand. MiMi buys minimum quantities of most goods so as to offer as wide as selection of products to our customers. The store also tends not to repeat lines which enables the store to be constantly evolving. As testimony to the level of excellence it offers, MiMi advertises through word of mouth and uses social media to keep our customers informed of offers and promotions. Currently, MiMi is thriving in this volatile uncertain retail market due to the diversity of ranges within our store. If one product area is slow another is always buoyant. The team are constantly hunting for new styles and products and are mindful or price points when we choose the next best seller. Moving forward, 2018 will see MiMi expand into the online market to complement the physical store. The website will offer a range of our best sellers and new sourced products to customers who cannot visit the store on a regular basis, allowing MiMi to support an even wider clientele over the years to come. Company: MiMi Address: High Street, Hartley Wintney Hampshire, RG278NY Phone: 01252 842632 Website: Spread over four floors with a secret boutique affectionately known as “The Shed” in the garden, MiMi is open 7 days a week from 9.30 - 5 Monday to Friday, 9.30 - 5.30 Saturday and 11 - 4 Sunday. At present MiMi has approximately two hundred suppliers ranging from jewellery, fashion accessories, ladies wear, footwear, scarves, handbags, children’s toys and homewares. The shop also sells furniture sourced from auctions and garden paraphernalia in the summer months. To attract a range of clients, MiMi also has a diverse range of price points with us offering something for everyone’s tastes and budgets. From hearts costing £1 to chairs and mirrors costing £795, the shop attracts a range of clients who travel from far and wide to explore this veritable Aladdin’s cave of delights. As part of its focus on quality, customer service is at the forefront of the business, with guests receiving a greeting upon arrival into store. MiMi employes 14-part time staff with an age range of 17 to 75. With an onsite seamstress, the shop is able to cater for all alterations in-house MiMi