University of Hertfordshire graduate Dares you to try her new vintage boutique

A UNIVERSITY of Hertfordshire graduate has launched a new website for her vintage clothes selling business.

Mary Dare, an applied arts graduate specialising in textiles and glass, has just over seen the rebranding of her fledging online fashion business, which sells handpicked vintage clothing for men, women and children.

Fashionistas with a taste for antique and period clothing can now check out Mary’s all new website Ayala Boutique – named after her 10-year-old daughter – at

After graduating as a mature student in 2009, Mary, 31, said fashion has always been her first love and that the time was right to set out on her own.

“The boutique has always been an idea of mine, but I wanted to get my degree out of the way first,” said Mary, from Marsden Green, WGC.

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“I wanted to get my business started from home, so I could spend more time with my daughter.

“I started selling things through eBay, and it just rocketed.

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“I was selling to people from all over the world, to Australia and America – I didn’t really prepare for how well it would take off.

“I have a few suppliers where I can go and look at some items, but I also spend a lot of man hours going around charity shops and hand pick the things that I think will sell. I spend a lot of time researching.”

Mary also runs a website selling her art, under the pseudonym Mary Antonia. Click on the link above to find out more.

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