Q&A with Mrs P

Q&A with Mrs P

What inspired you to launch Pocket Watch & Petticoats back in 2015?

Since a young age, I have always loved 1940’s music. It’s my favourite genre and so easy to listen to. It’s an effortless way of dressing and looking nothing short of a million dollars ~ from Pocket Rocket to Curvaceous Goddesses, you can’t help but feel and look fantastic! I’ve been working on market Stalls since the age of 13 and had businesses before this, so I mixed my entrepreneurial mindset together with my passion for vintage fashion et Voila… a match made in heaven was born!

What type of clothes and accessories do you specialise in?

The majority of dresses we sell are the 50’s Swing Style, it shows of the curves in all the right places and even though ladies come in thinking otherwise, EVERYONE has a Waist, and this style shows it off to perfection! Quintessentially English Tea Dresses with pretty patterns and matching Petticoats are always popular as well as The Rockabilly look which is a real hit! From Casual Classics to Wedding Ready, whatever your occasion, We have the Perfect Outfit for you

Why do you think vintage style has such enduring appeal?

It’s an era when ladies dressed like ladies, feminine, effortless and classy… a fashion like that never dies. Myself and my Husband Mr Pocket Watch are blessed with THE most amazing staff in all 4 of our Boutiques. If we could invent a cloning machine to match them all, we would quite easily open another 10 stores… I’m hoping Covid hasn’t thwarted my plans at World Domination one day. 

How has Covid affected your businesses?

Well apart from the obvious, (I can’t stress enough how much the High Streets need your custom more than ever!) the stockists have changed it so we now have to Pre-Order items a year in advance otherwise limited quantities will be made… this is the same across the board, SO if you see something you like, Snap it Up! It could be the last one available! 

Tell us about three new spring/summer looks you’re excited about?

Pastels are of course always popular this time of year however the suppliers have mixed the tradition tartan associated with autumn/winter and switched it up a gear by making pastel and rainbow tartan influences amongst their designs.

What is your current favourite outfit in stores?

Honestly, I couldn’t give you one… ask me what my favourite 200+ combo of outfit is and that’s easy…. Every. Single. Thing

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