From very humble beginnings, Laura Ashley UK has recently branched out by opening its first store in Bahrain. This company has become a recognized name in the fashion and home décor business. Little did a stay-at-home mom envision what a dynamic business entity would result from a cottage industry beginning in a tiny London flat. Ashley, originally from Wales, first created headscarves and a few simple items such as tea towels and dinning table mats. With the help of her husband who perfected a machine with which to transfer the designs to fabric, a world-class business was born.
Ironically, Ashley fashions were launched into the public eye by Audrey Hepburn co-starring with Gregory Peck in the movie ‘Roman Holiday’ in 1953. In the film Hepburn was seen wearing a beautiful headscarf designed by Ashley. Since this movie was quite a hit with women, seeking to obtain such an accessory became of paramount importance.
Recently the Laura Ashley conglomerate opened its first store in Bahrain. This establishment is a 5000 square foot shop located in the Seef Mall. The opening was heralded with a ribbon cutting ceremony which included the British Ambassador, Jamie Bowden. According to company officials, this area was chosen based upon a two-year previous relationship with the Al Aqili Group of Dubai. It was noted that the people of this area are known for their willingness to be open to new ideas especially with regard to their homes and families. In the UAE in general, much attention is given to the beautification of homes and in most cases no expense is spared in the process.
Although primarily a UK company, Laura Ashley fashions and home décor items can be found in the US as well. Among the more popular items are wallpaper and a variety of types, colors and textures of interior wall paint and wallpaper. Shopping online at LauraAshley.com is the simplest way to purchase and using Laura Ashley voucher codes are a great way to save.
Laura Ashley, first known primarily for woman’s apparel has ventured into many other areas including a special clothing line for ‘little women’. The Laura Ashley collection for children is definitely stylish and cutting edge without making little girls appear to be ladies fashion clones.
Whether used to grace a stately mansion, a lowly flat or an American family room, the fireplace is a mainstay bringing warmth to the home as well as the heart. Once again, Laura Ashley has vaulted to the forefront with a beautiful collection of fireplaces and accessories.