Pet accessories supplier to open retail store, Pet Trade News & Events from Pet Business World UK

The pet accessories business owner is set to open her first retail store as part of the company’s ambitious growth plans.

Ali Mills will open the doors of Peachy Paws Boutique in trendy Banbury in Oxfordshire tomorrow (Saturday November 6).

Peachy Paws Boutique will showcase Ali’s unique line of pet accessories, which includes dog harnesses, collars, leashes and bandanas.

Ali started her business after maternity leave 18 months ago when she made her first dog bandana.

“I love browsing fabric stores and the internet for great fabrics that I can turn into beautiful accessories,” she said. “I combined my love for dogs and my passion for fabrics to create Peachy Paws Boutique.”

Starting out as an online business, Peachy Paws Boutique has grown rapidly and Ali is now ready to take the business even further.

“I’m constantly looking for ways to grow the business and I felt this was a great next step,” she admitted. “The new store will be located in the dog-friendly Lock29, which is a space attached to the Castle Quay shopping centre. It’s full of street food and independent shops/businesses. I was very attracted by the atmosphere of the place and I found that it corresponded perfectly to my clientele.

Ali will be helped in-store by three new members of staff, including her sister Charlotte, and as well as selling her range of harnesses, collars, leashes and bandanas, she will stock poop bag holders, dog walking bags, a range of grooming, toys and treats.

Visitors can help celebrate the store opening on Saturday with a glass of prosecco while the dogs will be treated to a pet-friendly cake and their portraits captured by a wildlife artist.