Saturday, 16 October 2021

Masks took me from car boot sales to royal couple

A WOMAN who used to make extra money by selling car boot buys online has become one of the country’s leading Venetian mask vendors.

Tracy Porter, from Binfield Heath, sold about 15,000 masks last year, an increase of 40 per cent on the previous year, thanks to the growing popularity of masquerade balls in the corporate sector.

Her business, Just Posh Masks, is now in the top two UK online sellers and her customers include Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Miss Porter said: “I import them from Venice and sell between 10,000 and 15,000 a year. I use to get lots of single orders but now companies are buying them for events.”

Miss Porter and her partner Stuart Chandler, a stamp dealer, have converted the garage of their home into a warehouse from where they send masks around the world.

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