WHAT ARE AND WHY ARE WE HERE?
We are an innovative and refreshing greetings card, wrap, and gift retailer — bringing you cards, gifts and smiles!
We enjoy watching people leave our unique retail experience with a smile on their face and with fantastic product in their hands and will strive to continually evolve what we offer in line with what our customers want.
Our first retail space is based in the world-famous Lanes in Brighton. This is a unique shopping area and we think we bring something extra to it – with our mix of contemporary, cutting edge design products, coupled with some risqué humour cards, all standing proud against some fantastic locally created gifts and greetings cards — all of which are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the recipient.
Our store in Brighton is — we hope! — the first of many…with other locations in the South of England already under consideration. Our ambitions stretch nationwide though and not only will it not be long before we have stores across the whole of the UK, we also have a fabulous e-commerce store where you can buy everything that you’d find in our stores.
We centre our stores and stock on some key USPs:
WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
Creased Cards™ is the retail ambition of Paul Jarman (the owner and founder) becoming a reality! For more than a decade, Paul has worked within the Financial Services & Insurance industry and – without wanting to generalise too much — he’s always found it to be a pretty sober place to be and his natural sunny and smiley disposition has often been dampened by these grey and dark industry surroundings (metaphorically speaking!).
So, what does a happy chap, trapped in a grey old world do? Take his natural passion for great greetings cards and gifts, along with his dream of owning a retail store which puts smiles on people’s faces – and combine the two, that’s what! And so — Creased™ was born.
With our first store opened in Brighton during the latter part of 2013, we have our sights on 5 stores within the next 3 years — and then growing to 15 by 2020. Alongside our full website buying experience, we hope to serve as many people across the country as we can, in order that we spread smiles across the land!