Peter and Kirsti Sadler own and run Fluke clothing stores. The brand initially started life in Sutton in the 1990s, but now has two stores in Banstead – one dedicated to womenswear which opened in 2005, the other for menswear which opened four years later – handily located opposite each other. “I had always wanted to be my own boss and was interested in clothes and shopping from a young age,” says Peter, who has a background as a service engineer, while Kirsti worked for American Airlines before the pair turned their hands to retail.
“Our core customer is probably late 20s up to 60s, but our customer age range is really varied – from presents being bought for teenagers right through to customers shopping for themselves in their eighties!”. Popular brands include Barbour, Selected Femme and Hale Bob in the women’s store, with Fred Perry, J Lindeberg and YMC in the men’s. When they’re not ensuring the residents of Banstead stay one step ahead in the style stakes, Peter and Kirsti enjoy walking their dogs.
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