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Raspberry Red

Raspberry Red



    Lise Austen


    5th January 2013


    Wokingham, Berkshire


    Shopping, Children, Clothing, Gifts and Occasions, Retailers, Games




Within the first 24 hours our twitter followers increased by nearly 100 and our website had significantly more hits than usual! A real confidence boost!


Raspberry Red was started in August 2009 by myself, Lise Austen, after spending 12 years in the IT industry in various customer facing roles, followed by a few years spent looking after my young family. During this time I developed a passion for good quality, well designed children's clothes, particulary from Denmark where my family are from and I spend alot of time. I knew one day I would start my own retail business but never dreamed it would be selling children's clothes! I started off selling clothes I sourced from Scandinavian and British Designers at events and House parties. In August 2010 I launched www.raspberryred.co.uk and then in November 2012 I opened a shop at Holme Grange Craft Village, just outside Wokingham in Berkshire. I added unusual good quality toys to complement the children's clothes, which include traditonal toys, wooden toys, mobiles, creative and inspiring toys. Raspberry Red offerings cater for children aged from Newborn to age 9..


Do something you love and are passionate about - can you picture yourself in 10 years time doing what you're doing & still being excited by it? Have a short & long term plan, review it regularly and change it if you need to. Use your network! Your friends and family will be your best supporters and your most honest critics. Their feedback and support will give you the confidence to succeed and help you through any difficult times. If you are a parent wanting to start a business that will work around your family and enable you to be there for your kids, make sure you always keep that at the forefront of any decisions you make. Don't ever compromise, and be realistic about what you can and can't do within your time constraints, otherwise you may end up feeling like you are not doing a good job with either!

Please vote for us in the Berkshire Muddy Stilletos Awards. We are in the final for best Children's Business!!!!... https://t.co/sX4dwjegPz
Please vote for us the the Berkshire Muddy Stilettos best Children's Business Awards. https://t.co/BA9Dv90ova Huge thks :)
Wow super excited we've been nominated (thank you so much to those who did this!) and are now a Finalist for the... https://t.co/JYy726XNPL
@wingitwill Haha, if you ever need a translator you know where I am! I hear it's all going well. Ian has been keeping me up to date :)


10% off orders placed online at Raspberry Red

We are offering 10% off to all fellow SBS winners for all orders placed on our website www.raspberryred.co.uk. Use the code SBS10 when checking out....


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