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Teen Millie dressed for success
6:20am Tuesday 2nd July 2013 in News
A TEENAGE girl who struggled to find work after leaving school is now living her dream of running her own clothes shop.
Millie Stallard has taken over a cash-for-clothing store in Kidderminster, where she had been working part-time, after the former manager decided to close it down.
The ambitious 17-year-old has now renamed the shop, which gives money for unwanted clothes, Millie’s Cash4clothing, allowing her to fulfil her passion for fashion.
The former Stourport High School and VIth Form Centre pupil gave up education in a quest to find work to fund driving lessons but struggled due to a lack of experience.
“I did want to carry on with sixth form but I realised that I wouldn’t be able to pay for my driving lessons,” she said.
“Ithought I would try and look for a job. It was frustrating because I didn’t have experience and everywhere wanted experience but obviously I just left school so didn’t have any.
“Then I got the job at the cash for clothes shop but the manager wanted to close down after two months and then my mum [Julie] decided she would help me set it up.”
Millie has been running the Horsefair shop since the beginning of June and said business was already booming.
“It was a bit scary at first but it’s kind of exciting because I would never have thought that I would be doing this – I thought I would be out of work,” she said.
Millie added: “I want the shop to grow bigger. I’ve always been interested in fashion and I’ve always wanted my own shop but didn’t expect to have it at the age of 17.”
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