A CHORLEY trader who was on the brink of closing her stall has made a comeback - in baby clothes.
Claire Green, 27, decided to hand her notice in after just 10 months on Chorley Market when sales failed to take off.
In a last attempt to get trade growing Claire decided to bring in a range of affordable baby grows and accessories to her Little Perfections stall.
Sales of her personalised baby wear with slogans like ‘Made in Chorley’ have now rocketed and Claire has decided to stay put.
She said: “I found that people in Chorley didn’t want to spend a lot of money on high-end baby clothes. They wanted a bargain on the market.
“I decided to get a cheaper range of baby grows before I left as I only had four weeks left on my notice.
“They were only plain to I decided to customise them myself. And that’s how the slogan baby grows started.”
Claire, who lives in Leyland, now has babygrows in all different colours with funny, cute, and quirky slogans.
She said: “They have been flying off the stall - I can’t keep up. I just wish I had started it sooner.
“I started selling baby clothes on the side about three years ago in Botany Bay and wanted to do it as a full time job.
“I worked in accounts at the time go I gave up my job and set up a stall. It was a massive change for me.
“I tried the higher-end clothes but it just wasn’t what people wanted. I’m so glad I made the change.”
Claire is now looking to branch out into personalised t-shirts, bibs, and even hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts for dogs.
She said: “I have had a fantastic response from the other market traders and customers.
“People love making up their own slogan or message and I personalise them while people wait.
“I’m going to start doing clothes for dogs and see how that goes. Who knows what I will be personalising next!”