We recently had the chance to get to know one a wonderful stockist, ‘Stepping Out’ a bit better. Based in Midhurst, West Sussex, Stepping out has been stocking our Thought collections for a while. Read on to discover more.

What’s the Name of Your Shop and When Did it Open?

My shop is called Stepping Out and we opened on 15th Oct 1995.

What is Your Role?

I’m the proprietor; window dresser, buyer, merchandiser, book keeper, styling customers and media: basically everything!

What is Your Favourite Part of the Role?

Buying and styling customers.

How Did You Get Into it?

Mainly through a love of fashion; I started by doing clothes parties in peoples houses and fetes etc when my children were very young.  I opened the  shop 1 week after my eldest child started primary school- on a “wing and a prayer” but with friends helping when needed and students doing 3-5pm so i could do the school pick ups.

Where do You Live?

I moved to Midhurst, west Sussex 37 years ago and met my husband here.

Please Share One Way You Are Living More Thoughtfully

I  have seen my eldest daughter Joanna survive Leukaemia at just 8 years old, and she is now 30. I had cancer 3 years ago – and I’m excited my other daughter is expecting her first baby due in January 2021!

What is Your Favourite Piece From AW20?

Were  loving the Fairtrade organic cottons in the t-shirts, and they look great with the Marci Jacket!

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