Silk Peaches Boutique stocks contemporary, unique pieces for the lady that wants to look wow and individual. Whether you’re looking for something casual or dressy for that special occasion, Silk Peaches has it all; it’s a one-stop fashion shop!

The proud owner of this fashionista’s haven is Grace Keane, whose built the brand from the ground up herself. We sat down with Grace to discuss all things brand-building and fashion retail.

What attracted you to the boutique clothing industry?

My absolute love for fashion and people!

 

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How did you get to where you are today?

Through hard work and dedication. Retail is a tough business with long hours. If you’re willing to work hard, you will reap the rewards.

What do you love most about what you do?

Meeting people and helping them choose the perfect outfit!

 

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What’s the most difficult part of what you do?

The hours can be long and I have a six-month-old baby, so it’s trying to juggle it all!

What’s the best piece of style advice you’ve ever received?

Less is more!

 

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What’s the best piece of style advice you can pass on?

Dress for yourself and not for anybody else. It’s all about individuality.

Who is your style icon and why?

Victoria Beckham. She made the transition from music to fashion and worked extremely hard to get to where she is. Being a career woman and a mother to four children, I think she’s just amazing.

 

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Who is your business icon and why?

Margaret Heffernan. She is the power house to the Dunnes brand and is constantly evolving the Dunnes brand as it is required and introducing independent designers with an opportunity to excel.

What plans do you have for Silk Peaches Boutique over the next 12 months?

Very exciting plans but I can’t say just yet what they are!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully healthy and happy and still in business and being able to meet the great customers that I meet on a daily basis.

 

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How do you stay motivated?

I love what I do, so work doesn’t feel like work then. I am a very driven person and believe you must constantly try and better yourself.

What advice would you give young people who want to break into the fashion retail industry?

Retail is one of the nicest jobs but also deceiving, as people only see the glamourous side of it and not the hard work behind the scenes, like unpacking deliveries, cleaning and willing to be flexible with working hours.

Silk Peaches Boutique
1 Avondale House, Chapel Lane, The Old Square, Ballincollig, Cork
021 421 4218
gracekeane1234@gmail.com
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