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September 2012 
The Olympics and Paralympics have just drawn to a close, so now we can take a breath and revisit reality. The time has been uplifting to the nation and we can all share in the sense of pride that has abounded these wonderful Games. The wonder, the awe, the sacrifice, the heartache, the humility…. clearly apparent in all participants…let’s hope the feel good factor remains in these challenging times! 
I opened my boutique 3 months ago and am very pleased to have taken the plunge. Its success to me is not measured by the shrieking of the cash register, but by the comments of the clientele. They have been positive and I feel I have struck the right chord with all those who cross the threshold. 
The challenge is not to stand still but to keep moving forward. The ‘Dejanira’ line of reworked retro clothing has been highly successful. It offers that uniqueness that I aspire to and am pleased that customers feel the same. I shall endeavour to expand what is available. 
The website of ‘Bohemian Finds’ is no longer an online business, as you will know. This decision was a tough one, but I moved it to the ASOS Market Place as this was more manageable with the boutique. ASOS is updated monthly, but there is always more in the shop…. so pay a visit if you can. 
Love it or hate it...the grunge look is here to stay 
Bohemian Finds has also moved to become part of the local community project ‘Discover Northampton’. This project sees artwork and photographs displayed in town businesses throughout the town centre creating an Artist Trail. Steve Addo’s work is on show in our Market Walk boutique. As a follow up to this there is BID Businesses Exhibition and Fashion Show on October 1st at Royal & Derngate Theatre. 
Similarly there is a VIP DAY which we are supporting, on Thurs 20th September. This sees us join up with 4 local businesses offering photo portraiture, colour analysis session, Head and shoulder massage, corset fitting, hair and make up demonstration and a range of clothes to view from us at Bohemian Finds. There is a prize draw too! It is £5 per head with all profits going to Cynthia Spencer Hospice. 
I am pleased that Bohemian Finds is able to support these local enterprises and help raise its profile in very challenging times.  
Gretchen XX 
DISCOVER northampton Artist Trail 
There is a lot of art and beauty in Northamptonshire that is undiscovered, much of it is represented by local artists and photographers. In co-operation with local art groups Northampton BID businesses are hosting a 'local' Artist Trail throughout September supporting local artists and photographers by showcasing their works within businesss premises. 
Join us on the 1st October at the Royal & Derngate theatre for an evening of fashion and beauty.Bohemian Finds, along with other prominent local retail boutiques will be part of an exciting catwalk fashion show. 
Tickets are available from the Royal and Derngate Box  
We hope our shop window delights and inspires you....let us know what you think! 
Continual range of Vintage Biker Leather jackets in... 
Veils and fascinators really dress an outfit... 
Dresses from the 40's upwards available in stock.... 
Please Scroll down to view previous Blogs 
Fabulous range of corsets and 50's inspired  
swing / jive dresses in stock 
Camouflage and army jackets are doing well!  
...and denim will never go out of fashion. Of course we can't help but re-work a few!! 
Who remembers Beetle Juice? Well this is our own delicious re-worked interpretation....  
Charlotte Raine Corsetry will be exhibiting her exclusive new designs and providing a free fitting service and advice. 
Tickets available from www.alteregoportraits.com/vip-day 
Bohemian Finds, 16A Market Walk Shopping Centre, Northampton NN1 2DP | Tel: 01604 621863 
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