Wendy Crawford’s bright, bubbly energy fills Scout and it is easy to understand that her favourite role as a shopkeeper is meeting and chatting to her customers. Her passion for pattern, texture and colour is evident in the product that fills her shop. After graduating from Art College her first retail venture was a market stall, which was followed by Bow, a co-op where Wendy honed her sourcing and styling skills creating an interesting mix of vintage clothing and accessories. With an established following, Wendy decided it was the right time to grow her business so earlier this year she opened Scout. ‘Utilitarian’ is how she describes Scout, which reflects her love of beautiful everyday objects and youthful, casual clothing. Scout has allowed Wendy to add home products to the mix, and by customer request, she will be introducing Men’s clothing next spring. She enjoys the hunt for new and vintage finds. For vintage Wendy travels to Paris, but admits that good sources are being depleted. She likes to build relationships with her suppliers by contacting them directly, and works with Irish, UK, US, French and Danish designers. Mid afternoon at Scout is Wendy’s favourite time of day, when the shop is busy with customers. A former stylist, she advises her customers how to build their wardrobes, suggesting where to find pieces to complement their Scout purchases. Quieter moments, Wendy loves rearranging displays fuelled by her favourite Irish brew from her neighbour Tamp and Stitch.
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