Tessies Turns Ten


Wow, look how much Tessies has changed since we opened 10 years ago!


This week we've been reflecting and talking about why I decided to open Tessies in the first place. Apart from the fact that I found it really bloody hard to keep a job and thought that the best way to combat that, would be to be my own boss and then I couldn't get sacked 🤷‍♀️ I just wanted to have fun and create something.

I'd had a nice couple of years doing a foundation degree in Fashion, where I got to be creative every day, and I just couldn't imagine not having an outlet for my ideas any more. I'd toyed with the idea of opening a shop while I was doing my course and being 24 and having no fear I thought - f*** it what's the worst that can happen?! So I threw myself in at the deep end. Whew and boy did I.

I've learned so much over the years, met tons of amazing people and created so many things I'm proud of, from little jewellery displays to fitting out our second shop which is my biggest accomplishment by far. I love being in that space. Our Happy Place.

Cheers to 10 years and hopefullyyyy🤞🏻 to 10 more!

Nicola xx

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