Saturday, 10 November 2012

Maggie's Farm, Dunfermline.

I was very pleased to be invited to the pre-opening of Maggie's Farm, New Row, Dunfermline last night and catch up with 2 of our graduate students who are busy in the world of Scottish Fashion.

Congratulations to Laurissa Drysdale who has moved heaven and earth in the last 2 weeks to  prepare her latest venture for public opening today. The store is more spacious than her Union Street, Dundee boutique but has a similar, quirky feel and a wide range of funky merchandise. You can find the boutique easily between The Alhambra and the Early Learning Centre and about 50 metres from Costa Coffee. A great location.

Laurissa Drysdale in her new Dunfermline store.
Here, you will find vintage and new label collections with a similar feel to the Dundee ranges and customised vintage that has made Laurissa's mark in the Maggie's Farm concession in Topshop Edinburgh.

Laurissa told Fashion Link, " Maggie's Farm Dundee opened only 2 years ago and I have learned so much about how to do things through actually experiencing them. I didn't think at the Dundee opening that I would be here in Dunfermline 2 years on or selling through Topshop so it has been a whirlwind journey. I have had lots of support from family, friends and existing customers and through the marketing power of facebook!  It is a risk, opening up a small business in a recession but I employ people and am bringing something different to Fife and Tayside, so am hoping to do well and expand online soon."

Laurissa was also recently awarded 'Scottish Independant Fashion Retailer of the Year 2012' at a prestigious ceremony in Glasgow.

Supporting Laurissa was another of our graduate students, Katy Bell, (below right) who is Visual Merchandiser for Brookes Brothers, George Street, Edinburgh, a strong American heritage brand at the top end of the market.

Supporting Laurissa was another of our graduate students, Katy Bell, (above right) who is Visual Merchandiser for Brookes Brothers, George Street, Edinburgh, a strong American heritage brand at the top end of the market.

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