Running an independent fashion shop is a tough business, but never fear, Mary Queen of Shops is here to help the independents of the fashion world fight back. Sassy, straight-talking, retail guru Mary Portas helps small independent shop owners struggling in today’s market of corporate giants reconnect with the vision and drive that got them into the fashion business.
In Mary Queen of Shops, Mary will troubleshoot her way around the UK on a mission to help turn around struggling fashion boutiques. Mary's mission is about much more than just fixing the balance sheet, her no-nonsense approach will see her take radical steps to turn the business around and put the glamour and sex appeal back into shopping. To experience first-hand what the businesses are really like, Mary will visit the boutique while the owners are away then she will begin a revamp that sees her throw out the old – whether it's surly staff or dodgy clothes – and bring in the new, and get the shop owners bang up-to-date on what's hot and what's so last season.
It’s not just about fixing the balance sheet: it’s also about helping them rediscover their spirit, enthusiasm and sense of style. Mary will use all the tricks of the trade to whip these shops into fashionable shape.... Read more.