Childhood best friends, Amy Roome and Jessica Oates have taken what they’ve learned during their careers as international fashion designers home to the UK to open up their own children’s store, Duck Duck Goose. We are thrilled to see our collection stocked in such a gorgeous store and wanted to introduce you to the stockists.
Tell us about your career backgrounds:
We worked as fashion designers with past clients including Marks and Spencer’s, Anthropology and Next. Amy has a degree in Fashion and Textile Design and I (Jessica) a degree in Fashion. Having worked overseas in fashion while both living in Asia, Hong Kong and Bangkok respectively, we finally decided to return to Derbyshire to start our own families.
What is the look/theme of the store?
Our motto is 'Curated Lifestyle for Curious Kids' and so the aim of Duck Duck Goose is to provide the ultimate children's wardrobe. We scout out strong designs including talented UK and Scandinavian brands in order to deliver an inspiring collection of kidswear. We are passionate about design and wanted to share that with others. The shop is a little hub for creative discussions and ideas.
What products does the store cover?
We have a knowledge and understanding that families within Melbourne, and further afield, are looking for contemporary, quality children’s products which are fun and stylish. We have therefore created a colourful and unique little world with clothing, shoes and lifestyle products for babies and children.
From setting up a nursery, to gift ideas for expectant mums and newborns, or simply buying for children up to 7 years old, Duck Duck Goose has sourced a range of beautiful items. At Duck Duck Goose the results of hard work, determination a lot of juggling and the ability to stay relevant can be seen.
Which Kid’s brands do you stock?
We stock a range of high quality, stylish brands including The Bonnie Mob, Scamp&Dude, Turtle Dove London, Tootsa Macginty, Aden and Anais, Bang Bang Copenhagen, Tobias and the Bear, Buddy and Bear, Rice DK lifestyle. Bobux Shoes.
Do offer any added services or special events?
We love to host event nights/days with new season stock. We also do a pop up at a wonderful event hosted by 'fabulous places' in Derbyshire. We are also qualified shoe fitters and offer loyalty on footwear.
What are your plans for the business?
We plan to expand and work on our online offer to generate sales. We love working on our social media and this in area we are keen to develop. Hopefully we can move to bigger premises and do more community projects alongside our store. We are excited for our evolving future.
Where can we find you?
Duck Duck Goose, 28A Market Place, Melbourne, Derbyshire.www.duckduckgoosemelbourne.com