Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

50 Snooty Frox

34-36 Hookstone Road, Harrogate

Who you need to know

Owner Hilary Haresign

Brands include Condici, Ian Stuart, Libra, Linea Raffaelli, Mascara, Paule Vasseur

Snooty Frox cost its owner Hilary Haresign just £250 to buy 10 years ago. It was originally an eveningwear hire brand, which shared the building where Haresign operated an occasionwear retailer. But with a small area rented out as a bridalwear store, Haresign “realised there was more potential” and amalgamated the businesses to form a thriving occasionwear shop that stocks more than 50 brands.

The introduction of a coffee shop in 2009 has meant customers can enjoy pre-booked champagne breakfasts and afternoon tea while the in-store seamstress alters their purchases. A casualwear area was added for customers coming to the store for coffee who did not necessarily want a full-length evening dress.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.