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Childrensalon was started in 1952 by the late Sybil Harriman with a single shop in Tunbridge Wells selling handmade children’s clothes. Today it operates websites in seven languages and sells in Europe, the Middle East, America and Australia to parents who buy Dior, Gucci and Burberry among other branded clothes and accessories. Its customer service staff speak 30 languages and are based in the UK, Italy and United Arab Emirates. The company is headed by the founder’s daughter, Michele Harriman-Smith, 63, and her husband George Smith, 68. Childrensalon generated 85% of its £28.2m sales abroad last year.

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Company details
ActivityChildrenswear retailer
LocationTunbridge Wells
Annual sales rise over 3 years50.41%
Latest sales £000s28,215

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