I started Jessies Jewels in November 2010 as a means to help my daughter Jess become financially self-sufficient and to teach her about business. It was shortly before her 16th birthday and whilst she was in Year 11 at High School. My own job was as a Practice Manager in a law firm. Neither of us had any retail experience whatsoever, although that is probably what made the journey far more interesting. Our aim was to provide an extensive range of costume jewellery at affordable prices.
We sourced jewellery from around the world and began selling through jewellery parties, events and our concessions. The business grew slowly and steadily over the following years until 2013 when Jess had completed her ‘A’ levels but wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. We decided that she would work full time in the business for 12 months and we would review it at 6 months. After 6 months we decided the next step for growth for Jessies Jewels would be to open our own boutique. We achieved this in July 2014 when our boutique was opened in our home town of Prescot, Liverpool.
We have continued to grow over the past two years and our ranges now include ladies clothing, beachwear and fascinators.
In 2015 I left my position in the law firm to concentrate on Jessies Jewels, after almost 30 years in law it was time to spread my wings. The team now consists of myself, my daughter Jess, my sister Jenni and our honorary odd job man my husband. We are all very passionate about what we do and are dedicated to ensuring that all customers enjoy the JJ experience when they visit our boutique.
We are so excited about 2017 as we plan to launch our new website (and if you’re reading this, mission accomplished) and also to re-brand. Whilst Jessies Jewels was the perfect name when we started 6 years ago, we feel the business has outgrown the name as it no longer describes what we do. This year will see us change to JJ’s Closet by Jessies Jewels (you didn’t think we were going to ditch it all together did you?).
We hope you enjoy looking through our website and would welcome any feedback you may have regarding how user friendly you find it. Please feel free to message us through our contact us page.
|2013||Merseyside Woman of the Year||
Managing Director Louise Gillespie received this prestigious title
|2014||Fashion & Beauty Awards||Winner of Best Jewellery Supplier|
|2014||Juice FM Style Awards||Finalist in the Best Boutique category|
|2015||Fashion & Beauty Awards||Finalist in the Best Accessories category|
|2016||Knowsley Business Awards||Finalist in the Best Retailer category|