Sisters, Catherine & Patricia McGinnis have recently opened a brand new interiors store "Maven". One of the most exciting destinations for anyone with a great eye for design and a desire for something different. Situated off the Lisburn Road in Belfast, we talk to Patricia about this exciting new venture.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO OPEN MAVEN?
Through our design projects we were constantly having to source products online and identified that many of the brands we love are not available locally. We felt there was a real opportunity in Belfast to open a space selling international brands that we love that until now have not been available locally. We also recognised that there are many incredible local brands, which have had no NI stockists and we really wanted to celebrate them and give them a platform. In short, we wanted there to be a place filled with the products that we wanted to buy but couldn't. We knew that we needed a really special space and the Reid Memorial Hall fitted the bill perfectly. Retail today has to be about more than your generic high street offering and we believe that with our range of brands and the space we sell them in, we can offer customers something a bit special. We also wanted a special space to meet with our interior design clients and this seems to fit the bill.
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