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Young entrepreneur launches unique Holywood fashion boutique

Nicole Hollinger at her new Chapter 35 fashion boutique in Holywood
Gareth McKeown

A YOUNG Co Down entrepreneur has opened a new women's fashion boutique in the heart of Holywood.

Nicole Hollinger (24), who hails from the town, has launched Chapter 35, a new retail brand on Church Road, specialising in previously loved and yet to be loved clothes and accessories.

As well as bringing a range of new labels to the town for the first time, the boutique will also focus on second hand casual wear, formal wear, shoes and accessories, all from designer labels, including Gucci, Mulberry and Tommy Hilfiger.

The former events and administration manager at MCE Public Relations in Belfast is excited about her new business venture.

“I have lived in Holywood my whole life and for a long time I have known that there has been a gap in the market for a retailer which sold reasonably priced, high quality clothes and accessories specifically designed for the 20 to 40 age group," she said.

“It has always been a dream of mine to open my own clothes shop and I was so pleased to secure a unit in such a high traffic location. To see Chapter 35 finally become a reality is the result of many months of planning and hard work and I couldn't be happier. The name of the shop represents the fact that this is a new chapter in my life and I can't wait to share it with everyone," Miss Hollinger added.

Chapter 35 is the latest in a string of new retailers to open in the popular seaside location, further bolstering its appeal as a hub of independently owned shops, cafes and restaurants.

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