Sweet smell of success for local businesswoman
Clarendon Square Shopping Centre is bubbling with excitement following the arrival of independent retailer, Aroma Amour, which is proving to be a big hit with customers since it opened earlier this month.
The gift shop is the latest addition to the Hyde shopping centre and boasts an impressive range of handmade and scented goods. These include bath bombs which are made instore, shower gel, bubble bath, body spray, oils and more.
The store, which is owned and managed by Karena Dawson, has relocated after many years at the indoor market to Unit 19 at Clarendon Square. The launch of Aroma Amour saw shoppers treated to a fantastic day, which included giveaways, raffle prizes, entertainment from dancers and Disney-inspired princesses and more.
Karena explains that after lots of late nights and support from family and friends, it is great to be open and trading in the centre. “I was overwhelmed by the amount of people that came through the doors on launch day and we’re continuing to go from strength to strength,” Karena said. “I’ve got lots of ideas for new products and experiences for our customers. We’re looking forward to an exciting 2019.”
Sophie Stephenson, manager at Clarendon Square, is delighted to welcome another great retailer to the shopping centre’s family. “Aroma Amour is a brilliant, local business and it’s really exciting that we can support Karena with a platform from which she can further develop her brand.
“It’s a great fit for Clarendon Square, and those already familiar with the brand are really happy to see that it’s thriving and also attracting many, new customers who may not have been aware of it previously,” said Sophie.
“The shop looks and, of course, smells amazing!” Sophie continued. “What’s really special is being able to watch the products being created, packaged and labelled. We’ve received lots of lovely feedback from our visitors who are thoroughly enjoying chatting with the team, watching them at work and discovering all the moreish scents.
“With just a few more days left until Christmas, Aroma Amour is an ideal place to pick up a selection of goodies for friends and loved ones,” she added. “We’d like to wish the team every success with us at Clarendon Square.”