Shop opening creates a colourful buzz in Bury St Edmunds

Opening of Pocket watch & Petticoats in St John's Street, Bury
Opening of Pocket watch & Petticoats in St John's Street, Bury
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A sea of colourful frocks flowed into Bury St Edmunds on Friday to help celebrate the opening of a new vintage clothes shop.

Around 120 people dressed up for the occasion and the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Cllr Patrick Chung, had the honour of declaring Pocket Watch & Petticoats, in St John’s Street, officially open for business.

Sophia Norris, who owns the business with partner Adrian Taylor, said the ‘elegant and feminine look’ had attracted a lot of interest, with people having travelled from Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich, where she opened her first boutique last year, for the launch.

“It was absolutely fantastic, better than we could have possibly dreamed of,” said the 31-year-old.

The shop, which sells 1940s and ’50s reproduction vintage clothing in sizes six to 26, is open seven days a week, from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

To find out more about the business, which sells everything from day dresses and full ‘swirl’ skirts to high-waisted trousers and ‘wiggle’ dresses, search ‘Pocket Watch & Petticoats’ on Facebook.