Welcome to the wonderful world of Ruby & Daisy, a beautiful boutique based 'up North', tucked away in Haslingden in the heart of the Rossendale Valley. Our journey started in the summer of 2013 when we, 'Helena and Louie' (old time friends and both full time mums at the time) were at a barbecue and decided over a couple of bottles of fizz to fulfil our childhood dreams of opening a shop together - just like that! Our vision was to provide a base where people could shop local for clothing, gifts, accessories and up cycled furniture with a truly personalised service without having to venture out to faceless retail parks, big towns and shopping centres. Six weeks to the day - after much blood, sweat and NO tears our dream came true.
In that time we'd created a facebook frenzy, teasing our future customers with what was to come and when the doors flung open on 1st September we were astounded to see a queue of eager customers winding down the street!!! Why the name 'Ruby & Daisy'? we hear you ask. Well we have one daughter each, Helena has Ruby and Louie has Daisy, so why not name the shop after our daughters? - it was as simple as that. What ensued was a roller coaster of events - with far more highs than lows should we say.
It was soon apparent that 'clothes' were our biggest seller and by January 2014 we phased the gifts and furniture out and focused entirely on clothing adn accessories. In March 2014 the premises next door became available and we snapped it up and turned it into 'R & D Footwear' - we guess we don't need to tell you what we sell there as the name speaks for itself. In September 2015 we opened a second Ruby & Daisy in the neighbouring town of Ramsbottom (home of the infamous Chocolate Festival and World Black Pudding Throwing Championships). Anywhere that celebrates food in this style gets a thumbs up from us!
From day one our mission was to provide a truly unique shopping experience for ALL our customers which was second to none and which has now been affectionately coined as 'The Ruby & Daisy Experience'. This experience ensures we provide a personalised shopping service tailored to your needs and unlike any other on the high street. There is no hard sell here in our shops- just a genuine, friendly, honest and most of all personal service. No matter where you are in life, teenager, young mum, student, career driven lady or a retired mature woman we believe we have something for you. We provide affordable fashion for all styles and sizes with a varied range of footwear and accessories to complement our clothing. Being in such a fast paced industry that is constantly changing, bringing fresh innovative designs to the high street week upon week we ensure we match that by filling the shops with new arrivals every week and our stock constantly changes.
As we are a growing business YOU (our customers) are at the heart of all our product choices - therefore if we don't love it then we don't stock it! Our commitment to ensuring all our customers are delivered 'The Ruby & Daisy Experience' is evident in the numerous awards we have won in the short period of time since we started trading.
- November 2014 - Rossendale Business Awards 'Best New Business'
- January 2015 - Best Independent Shop In Rossendale
- February 2015 - Best Window Display Of Butterfly Twists Footwear
- March 2015 - Red Rose Business Awards 'Best New Business'
- Upcoming events - we are finalists in The Drapers Independent Awards for 'Best New Independent Business' award.
Please call in to see us and witness the 'Ruby & Daisy Experience' for yourself - but don't worry if you can't as we're certain you'll feel a hint of it here as you immerse yourself in our website. Remember we are only a phone call away - whatever your query - no matter how big or small - we are here to help and advise.