Owner Helen Portas; Since launching Very Stylish Girl online in 2017, it has always been my dream to grow the business further by opening a boutique and, in March this year, the dream came true as I opened the doors to my first VSG shop in Horsforth.
Living in Calverley and spending a lot of time in Horsforth, I have always loved the charm of the stone buildings on Town Street and, when out and about, I saw many stylish women in the area who I knew would like a boutique like Very Stylish Girl on their doorstep. I also wanted to be amongst other long-standing independents who share the same passion – to create an out-of-town destination for those looking for something alternative to what’s available on the high street.
The vision is the same as when I first launched the business two years ago which is to offer contemporary, considered fashion to the woman who wants to look stylish, whatever her age, and without a high price tag. When it came to designing the interior, I wanted to create a modern yet welcoming boutique environment where customers can confidently browse, try-on and buy, whilst receiving knowledgeable style advice, possibly even a cup of Yorkshire tea or a glass of fizz – the complete, boutique experience!
When I can see the reaction from a customer who’s trying an item on and I can tell she feels fabulous in the product, is nothing short of magical. This is by far the most rewarding part of owning a boutique.
Both in the shop and online, you’ll find curated collections from Scandinavian brands such as Kaffe, Soya Concept and Soaked In Luxury as well as our own-label, Very Stylish Girl. Seasonal and in-season ranges arrive regularly so you’ll always find a wide range of styles in high quality fabrics. From must-have basics to trend-inspired pieces, there are styles to suit any occasion, allowing you to create your own, individual look.
To add the finishing touch to your outfit or to buy as a gift, we have an exclusive range of affordable, statement jewellery from Big Metal London. Be it a chunky resin necklace or a simple, geometric cuff – there is a piece to suit everyone.
To introduce freshness into the boutique, I am always on the look out for new suppliers, including local, independent brands. You’ll find beautiful handcrafted leather bags from Tori Lo Designs and modern casualwear from Etoile Lifestyle.
Our product remains available on-line for national and international delivery, and we also now offer click and collect. So if you see something you like on our website, and to avoid disappointment if it’s a popular style, you can order online and we’ll put it to one side for you, then simply pop along to the shop to try on!
We look forward to welcoming you very soon to our Town Street boutique.
We are open 10-5 Tuesday – Saturday and 11-5 on Wednesday.