Butterflies has re-emerged after an extensive makeover and with a new proprietor, Kristina Daukantaite (Kristi). The shop has been in the same premises for some 30 years and Kristi took over toward the end of lockdown when the previous owners looked to retire.
Kristi already knew the shop well having provided a dressmaking and alterations service to its clientele for some years before establishing the Fitting Room four years ago as an in-store service for that ultimate aim; a perfect fit.
Kristi is Lithuanian and came to England some 15 years ago. She had undertaken professional training and qualifications in her home town of Klaipeda on the Baltic Coast. The college teachers were hard taskmasters but she recalls the joy of getting it right and subsequently the satisfaction of smiling customers when they can feel it’s a perfect fit, whether it’s an alteration, a complete reshaping or a new dress handmade and bespoke in design. She was delighted to discover her customers in Northampton appreciated her skills too.
Butterflies is a boutique and dress agency specialising in reselling established brand names such as HOBBS, Kaliko, Karen Millen, Kurt Geiger, to name a few. These designer clothes are selected for their style and quality. Slow fashion is where it’s at and it’s the place to go in Northampton for that special occasion. As we come out of lockdown with holidays and events returning the demand for evening wear for that cruise, party, race event or prom has increased significantly.
There is a stunning range of wedding dresses to choose from and the number of rearranged ceremonies and sometimes short timescales has created a significant buzz.
Kristi loves the sense of being involved in the happy couples’ special day, through the fitting for the bride’s dress, undertaking the specialist alterations, the making of bridesmaids dresses and even turning up the page boys’ trousers.
There can’t be many places in Northampton with such a range of ladies hats and fascinators. Along with its selection of designer shoes and handbags this makes Butterflies a great one-stop-shop for discerning ladies. The in-house alterations service also adds great flexibility when selecting your perfect dress or suit and guarantees a perfect fit.
Kristi has great plans for Butterflies and the accent on quality and design will be stressed. The aim is to ensure it’s a special place to visit.
The shop is open 10 to 5 Wednesday to Saturday. Kristi, Adriana, Sharon and Diana look forward to welcoming you with a delicious coffee. Please do call in for a browse.