Shoppers can dress themselves and their homes with a touch of continental class from the Paper Moon Boutique and Paper Moon Home and find treats for children alongside at Petite Lune. The wares of the three sister businesses share a delightful je ne sais quoi rare in the Leicestershire countryside and that delightful quality brings people back again and again.
Customers love the charm of the mainly Italian ladies’ clothing ranges, the accessories such as handbags, hats, scarves and jewellery and the friendly, helpful assistance in choosing what to take home. They browse contentedly for those ‘just right’ homewares, gifts and greeting cards from French-influenced shabby chic stock and choose from exquisite children’s toys, books, dressing up costumes and more.
Unusually, this shopping experience is to be found not in a city arcade or rural retail village but at Blaby Golf Centre. It’s been there for 2½ years but will imminently be moving into larger premises within the complex, making it even more pleasant to visit. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. At other times, Paper Moon ‘pops up’ at shows and festivals.
Since January, former drama teacher Allison has been devoting herself to the business full time.
“It’s been wonderful,” she says. “People say such lovely things about it and it’s going from strength to strength.”