Ina Monk to The Find


In 2003 I had a dream. I dreamt I owned a shop selling ladies clothes in a town near by. When I woke I knew that this dream was going to be a reality.

At that time I worked in interiors. I worked as a specialist paint effects artist and interior decorator and had some great clients. I knew absolutely nothing about fashion but the dream that i had awoke something in me that I needed to pursue.

6 months later we had sold our home, were living in a temporary house and had purchased a very sad looking shop called Ina Monk. It was looking sad and hadn’t been modernised since the the 70’s but it had some beautiful features.

We set about bringing it back to life and buying up stock for the shop.

All pictures by Richard Gadsby