We are REALLY proud of our independent stockists, as without them…well, we wouldn’t have a business. So this is our dedicated segment to shout about them!
And we are really pleased to introduce Fourteen Lifestyle, a contemporary gift shop based in the centre of the delightful market town of Stroud located at the heart of the Five Valleys in the Cotswolds, an artistic town which was once termed “the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds” by Jasper Conran.
Fourteen Lifestyle, which is found at 14 Kendrick Street, opened its doors in 2014 and is owned and run by Denise Ballard.
We asked Denise the following questions:
Q: What inspired you to open your shop, and what were you doing before?
A: I was the buyer for another shop in Stroud, I was always frustrated working for somebody else without much gratitude, so it was for me a no brainer to leave and open my own…
Q: What is the most rewarding thing and what is the biggest challenge to running a high street business?
A: Most rewarding thing is hearing my customers in fits of giggles laughing at the cards, being told I have the best cards, this my favourite shop, I love your shop. It helps to keep me motivated through the quiet times when town is dead!
Q: Apart from fabulous greeting cards, what else can your customers buy?
A: Apart from hilarious greetings cards I also sell stationary, candles, jewellery, lighting and gifts…all with a quirky edge…!
Q: Tell us a random fact about yourself that your customers may not know.
A: Random fact about me is that I can do the splits…
Fourteen, 14 Kendrick St, Stroud GL5 1AA
Phone: 01453 297117
Opening Times Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.