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What Hot in Mooch, Northampton

Having recently won a Greats gift retailer award and are also a finalist in The Retas greeting card retailing award, Rachel and Paul Roberts, owners of Mooch on St Giles Street as well as Mooch in Bell are clearly doing very well with their two shops in the historic town of Northampton. Here they share some of their most popular lines.

Above: Rachel and Paul Roberts collecting their Greats trophy as Mooch won the Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Best Newcomer Midlands, North and Scotland.
Above: Rachel and Paul Roberts collecting their Greats trophy as Mooch won the Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Best Newcomer Midlands, North and Scotland.

Everyday

N78 (formerly Platinum) from Belly Button

“Great all round cards and consistently a best seller for us. The new collection has something for everyone.”

Cute

F Scott Fitzgerald from Counting Stars

“Gorgeous glittered cards featuring quotes from F Scott Fitzgerald… the range is small, but perfectly formed.”

Above: A Counting Stars’ F Scott Fitzgerald design.
Above: A Counting Stars’ F Scott Fitzgerald design.

Humour

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery

“This is our best-selling card range week in week out. The humour hits the spot, every time, and the thinking of you/sympathy cards have some of the most beautiful messaging we’ve ever seen (customers absolutely love them).”

Photographic

Classic from O’Hanlon

“Totally gorgeous images on great quality board. The seasonal ranges work particularly well for us.”

Above: Adorable designs from Susan O’Hanlon.
Above: Adorable designs from Susan O’Hanlon.

Art

Jane Warwick & Sam Wadsworth from Colourlight Studios

“We’re lucky to have two wonderful local artists who we work with to create a fabulous range of art cards, many featuring local landmarks.”

Contemporary

Wise Words from Coulson Macleod

“These are a HUGE customer favourite. Often customers pick up five+ cards at a time from this range because they love them so much.”

Above: A wonderful Wise Words sister design from Coulson Macleod.
Above: A wonderful Wise Words sister design from Coulson Macleod.

Traditional

Floribunda from Dandelion Stationery

“This one took us a little by surprise. Beautiful designs with simple messaging.”

Children’s

Shakies from James Ellis

“These fab cards are popular right across the ranges, and the kids’ age cards work brilliantly for people looking for something a little bit different.”

Above: Now with compostable glitter, a Shakies design from James Ellis.
Above: Now with compostable glitter, a Shakies design from James Ellis.

Handmade/Hand-Finished

Liberty print from Five Dollar Shake

“The cards have amazingly stood out in our ranges. They’re perfect for the very special occasions.”

Giftwrap

Luxury from The Art File

“As soon as we brought this paper in it became a huge hit with the team. It’s thick enough to feel luxurious, but not so thick that it’s difficult to work with. If we could, we’d use it as wallpaper.”

Ancillary

Crystal Fantasies hangings from Wild Things

“These are a consistent best seller, with the added bonus that they take up a tiny footprint in the shop.”

Top: One of the two contemporary Mooch independent gift stores in Northampton.

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