Photo: Chapel Street Boutique & Dylan’s Bear Necessities
Two new fashion and accessories shops have opened in Camborne, extending the growing number of clothing outlets in the town.
Chapel St Boutique, which sells classic and lifestyle clothing, is owned and run by husband and wife team, Trish and Nigel Bawden. Trish comes from a fashion retail background and Nigel is an established businessman.
Nigel said: “Trish and I felt our shop would fill a gap in the Camborne market and it seems we were right. We’ve been open less than a month and if we keep trading at this level it will be brilliant – however we are expecting custom to build even more once we start promoting and advertising.”
Complementing Chapel Street Boutique is the stock at Dylan’s Bear Necessities in Wellington Street, in front of the Aldi car park. Owner Colin Smith sells a range of fashion accessories – handbags, belts, purses, jewellery and hats alongside an eclectic selection of gifts and teddy bears.
“We opened in mid-July and business has been building month on month,” said Colin. “The jewellery, a range sold exclusively by us, is extremely popular.”
BID Camborne Manager, Mel Martin, said she was particularly happy to see new fashion shops opening, especially as they are exclusive to Camborne.
The town now has an impressive list of independent clothes shops catering for all ages and tastes including ladies’ fashion shop Sands of Cornwall, The Wardrobe Clothing Company selling top brand fashion labels at discount prices, Whirlwind Sports selling sports and surf wear and Xanadu, which sells new age clothes and gifts. Camborne also has branches of national clothing chains Store Twenty One, M & Co and The Trend.
Mel said: “Camborne is building a reputation for its quality independent shops and there are plans to make it a feature of our town centre. BID Camborne is working on an initiative entitled “Camborne Original”. A symbol has already been designed – reflecting the town logo – and the plan is that any shop displaying the symbol is immediately identifiable as unique to Camborne.”