A struggling shop in Penge received a revamp from the Queen of Shops herself

Originally posted online for News Shopper.


A newly-revamped Penge fashion boutique got a surprise visit from Mary Portas Queen of Shops.

Girl Like Me, a fashion store for women on the High Street, gets the Portas pizazz when it appears on Mary Portas: Secret Shopper tonight (March 10).

Gemma Miller owns the female fashion boutique, which sells women’s clothing, jewellery and accessories.

In the Channel 4 hit show, Mary Portas and the Secret Shopper team went undercover to turn around the fortunes of the struggling business.



When Ms Miller was first contacted by Channel 4, she eagerly accepted the offer from the retail guru to transform her shop into a thriving business.

She said: “I have to be honest and admit that I would never have thought about asking Channel 4 and Mary Portas for their help.

“However, when I did receive the call and was asked if I would like to take part in the show, I did not hesitate to say yes.”

Ms Miller worked with Mary Portas to give her shop a much-needed overhaul.

With a full shop redesign and a brand new online presence, the expert turned around the misfortunes of the shop formerly known as Diosa.

Ms Miller added: “I could never imagine the difference Mary Portas has made to my business.”

Mary Portas: Secret Shopper is on Channel 4 at 8pm tonight (March 10).

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