Ipswich: Marianna Boutique marks decade of success in St Peter’s Street

Emma Lloyd, owner of Marianna Boutique, in St Nicholas Street, Ipswich

Emma Lloyd, owner of Marianna Boutique, in St Nicholas Street, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

An independent ladies’ boutique in Ipswich is celebrating 10 years of success.

Marianna boutique

Marianna boutique - Credit: Archant

Marianna Boutique on St Peter’s Street had a day of celebration with guest designers, exclusive collections, music and Danish inspired cocktails, all in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support.

Owner, professional style consultant and mother-of-two, Emma Lloyd said: “I couldn’t have wished for a more successful day.

“Not only did we have a fabulous party atmosphere throughout the day we saw our best day’s trading ever.”

Marianna opened in 2005 and stocks a catalogue of hand-selected Scandinavian designers including By Malene Birger, Aiayu, Hofmann, Kristensen Du Nord and Becksondergaard.

The store is amongst other thriving independent businesses in The Saints area, which incorporates St Peter’s Street and St Nicholas Street and is situated between the town centre and the waterfront – including florists, restaurants, hairdressers and gift shops.

Mrs Lloyd said: “We are all striving to bring our customers something unique and rather special.

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“It’s fantastic to be part of that community and I believe The Saints is the perfect destination in Ipswich to come for a day of fabulous shopping and a first class customer experience.”

Marianna was voted one of the UK’s top 100 inspiring independent fashion retailers in 2013 and was also named Premium Fashion Independent finalists in the highly coveted Drapers Awards 2014, which recognises the best brands, designers and businesses in fashion retail.

She said it was a huge achievement and recognition of all the Marianna team’s hard work and commitment.