Pandora’s Box celebrates 20th anniversary

Ormskirk retailer Pandora’s Box will be celebrating its 20th anniversary, this month, with a special promotional weekend and exclusive VIP evening.

The business began on a market stall two decades ago, before quickly moving into the indoor market in Ormskirk and, later, Wheatsheaf Walk, where it is today.

Originally selling only lingerie, Pandora’s Box has been selling shoes and clothes since 2007, when it expanded into the unit next door.

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While the day to day operations of the shop have been taken on by ex sisters-in-law Katie Givens and Jackie Wood, Given’s mother and father, Pat and Jim Givens, who are semi retired, still work behind the scenes in assisting the smooth running of the store.

Partner Katie Givens became involved in the intimate apparel industry when she was still at school, helping out on a market stall during her evenings, weekends and holidays.

Givens said: “I must have been the youngest trained bra fitter around. I remember always telling my friends in school what bra size they should wear. We used to do presentations at local schools and the WI and my mum used to use me as a model.”

She added: “We accredit our success to differentiation of service and products, a nose for specific customer needs and a friendly warm environment in which to shop. I believe these are the key factors for survival in any retail outlet. We certainly don’t rest on our laurels and business is tough, but we love it and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Our customers are very important to us and there is nothing more satisfying than making people feel good about themselves and making a difference.”

Pandora’s Box, which is located in Wheatsheaf Walk, Ormskirk, stocks the likes of Freya, Fantasie, Panache, Fauve, Elomi, Wonderbra , Royce , Triumph , Sloggi , Panache and Miraclesuit.

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