Made of Tougher Stuff / Excerpt
Trevor Pickett, founder of the Burlington Gardens-based Pickett leather goods and accessories boutiques, describes this all as a ‘rarefied world’. It is unique, for example, that he and his staff can see personally what sells on the shop floor and suggest product tweaks accordingly; they keep patterns of previous products and can revisit them as necessary. There is, therefore, no sense of mad rush and panic instilled in their customers to ‘get it before it goes’ – a tactic all to evident on the high street. To that end, if it’s still freezing cold in spring and you can’t find a scarf anywhere, be rest assured your find one at Pickett.
‘People come here knowing that they’re going to get something realisable and consistent,’
‘People come here knowing that they’re going to get something realisable and consistent,’ says Pickett, for whom the only issue might be that his products are too durable. ‘No one wants to replace them!’ he laughs.