Grand opening for vintage shop

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PIPPS Too, a treasure trove of vintage, retro and bespoke goods, has opened in Needham Market.

Four friends have teamed up with a variety of independent sellers to fill the new store in the High Street.

Together, they will sell bespoke furniture, home-made bunting, vintage clothing, rare books, china and garden ware.

The shop had its grand opening on Saturday.

Sarah Charmer, one of the owners of the shop, said: “Our first day was really good. I was surprised by how busy we were.

“We had cupcakes and bucks fizz for all of our customers to celebrate the opening.

“We got really good feedback from local people who were all really glad that the shop was not standing empty as one empty shop can bring down the whole high street.”

Sarah met Julie Smith and her husband Nigel when the three of them were students at university in Ipswich.

They bonded over a love for vintage and bespoke furniture and have come together, with Sarah’s husband Jim, to open the shop.

Julie and Nigel’s daughter Amna will also be part of the business, renting out vintage prom dresses from the shop.