An online business has taken a big step by opening a store.
Hkidswear opened on Swan Street in West Malling on Saturday. The boutique stocks Spanish inspired children’s clothes and accessories for tots aged up to three years old.
Owner Hope Oliver, pictured, has been running the company online for 18 months, and has decided to branch out.
She said: “It seems to have been a bigger success than I ever imagined, so when I saw a shop advertised in West Malling I jumped at the opportunity to open this as a store for my kidswear.”
Having previously worked at designer brand Michael Kors, Miss Oliver was inspired to work closer to home when her grandad, Harold Oliver, fell ill, and left her position to be closer to home. Her grandad, known as H, is the inspiration behind the brand name.
She said: “Having my own business and running a shop is all I’ve ever dreamed of. I hope to do my grandad proud.”
The store, at Unit 4 Mill Yard, will be open between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday, and between 9am and 4pm on Friday and Saturday.