FASHIONISTAS of all ages and sizes are set to be on trend as a unique ladies’ boutique arrives in High Street, Barry, on Saturday, September 5.

The Bees Knee’s boutique is all set to welcome Vale mayor, Christine Cave - to declare the store open - as other traders join them to celebrate the latest addition to the popular independent shopping quarter.

The store also will be raising funds to support the family of 10-month-old Reign Miller-Hardy, of Barry, who is urgently in need of a bone marrow transplant.

The business was originally founded in 1986 by Jayne Van Praag who was best known for bringing some of the most interesting and important Spanish and French designers to South Wales.

Mrs Van Praag, whose outlet was in Station Road, Dinas Powys, always had a big passion and love for all her customers - ensuring they were head to toe dressed to impress, but without the huge price tag.

Her mantra was that looking good and feeling amazing should always be affordable.


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Now her eldest daughter Rebecca Van Praag has decided to carry on the legacy of her beloved mother’s original store and share it with all the great local businesses and residents of Barry.

Miss Van Praag said: “Combining fashion, accessories and shoes for women of all ages and all sizes there’s something pretty much for everyone.

“You can expect covetable of-the-moment womenswear.

“The boutique will cater for all ages from 16 years of age to 80 years of age.

“We are an independent fashion boutique located in the Vale of Glamorgan, stocking the latest trends and stylish accessories.

“Our size range will cater for ladies’ size eight to 24.

“There will be something for everyone - whether you’re looking for a raincoat to walk your dog or whether your off to ladies’ day at the Celtic Manor we will have a stylish outfit for your occasion.

“And very importantly, we want to bring luxury to the market with an affordable approach.”

The Bees Knee’s is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

Visit; find them on Facebook @thebeeskneesfashion; email; or call 01446 722522.