Laura Forsyth launched The Village Trading Store in December 2009, two weeks before Christmas.
Laura’s background is in TV, as a props buyer working on comedy, game shows, and the lovely Rory Bremner show ‘Bremner, Bird and Fortune’ for 9 years. This involved always having to find things, mostly at the last minute, to inspire the artist.
The shop came about as the TV work was drying up. Laura had always wanted to have a place and, as we all have dreams, this was one of them.
We have an unusual array of original gifts that you won’t find in high street chain stores. We boast a charming collection of Cards, Toys, Clothes and some Furniture, Home wares and Lighting, together with our Nespresso coffee bar or a cup of Tea all under one roof.
This is what our boutique shop, tucked away in ActonVillage, Churchfield Road, London, is all about.