Catwalk is celebrating 10 years in business this week.
Owner Pauline Spiers is over the moon to be marking the milestone, especially impressive given the location of the ladies fashion store.
Pauline said: “After signing the lease I learned Princes Street has the second worst footfall in Falkirk. I decided I’d make Falkirk shoppers come down our street and now we have customers from all over the country seeking us out.”
Opening in August 2004, with just one member of staff, Pauline now employs nine people, including daughter Janine Myles and sister Louise Brown, and has expanded into an accessory shop next door and a store in Jackson Avenue, Grangemouth, selling last season’s fashions.
Pauline admitted her 10 years as a business owner have not been easy, citing the bad snow five years ago as a particularly difficult period. But she says because she offers something different her customers remain loyal.
“The team at Catwalk is the unique selling point, we take time to get to know customers and what they want. It’s the service that makes shoppers pass many doors to get to us.”