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Bo’ peep next to bistro

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From her new shop at 53 Bo’ Grove in Harrogate, young entreprene­ur Zoe Wotherspoo­n tells Stephanie Smith how life’s challenges helped her find her path. Pictures by James Hardisty.

There is an oasis of bohemianis­m thriving in Harrogate. Called 53 Bo’ Grove, it is fast becoming a buzzy hotspot, combining a cafe-bistro with an antiques emporium packed with vintage homewares, art and fashion. When entreprene­ur Zoe Wotherspoo­n decided to make real her dream of opening her own clothing and gift shop, she knew that Bo’ Grove would make the ideal location, not least because she already had a stall within the emporium, showcasing the vintage furniture and interiors pieces that she loves to collect and upcycle.

“Through lockdown, I thought, this is the time, and when I saw that the lodge was available, it all fell into place,” she says.

Over the summer, with the help of her partner, Ryan, and her parents, Emma and Kym, Zoe transforme­d the log cabin-style lodge into Robin Gifts, stocking exactly what she herself loves to wear, or give, or use to add character to her home.

Most of the clothing is from Italy, with a selection of leisurewea­r, outerwear and easy, loose-fitting daywear. The jersey parka dresses and miracle stretch trousers are proving popular as our post-lockdown era of comfort dressing continues.

There are vegan leather handbags by Red Cuckoo and Kris Ana, plus clutches, reversible scarves, mobile

 ?? ?? WRAPPER’S DELIGHT: Celebrant Roxanna Sandford-Malik wears mustard wrap dress, £32, from Robin Gifts.
WRAPPER’S DELIGHT: Celebrant Roxanna Sandford-Malik wears mustard wrap dress, £32, from Robin Gifts.

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