67 The High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire
Who you need to know Owner Samantha Brightmore
Brands include American Retro, Antik Batik, Des Petits Hauts, Elizabeth & James, Gestuz, IDA, Paige
Bottega is highly rated among its peers, and the store’s comprehensive lifestyle offer, which includes fashion sold alongside homewares and gifting, complemented by a cafe, won it recognition from retail guru Mary Portas last year, when it was named runner up in the womenswear category at the Best Small Shops in Britain Awards.
Owner Samantha Brightmore can be found on the shopfloor every day, and regularly changes the space - last year she hosted a pop-up for Cheshire footwear designer Cleo B.
Bottega has been working with a branding consultant over the past year as the indie plans to launch a second store and develop a stronger online presence.