Bursting at the seams of its previous Sydney Street shop, Hope & Harlequin’s collection of glamorous grown-up vintage has moved, but not too far. Just one door up from the address it had called home since 2007, the new space is lighter, brighter and most importantly – bigger, with two rooms knocked through on the ground floor and the second storey housing the brand’s bridal studio. Owner Louise Hill shows us around the new shop space and shares her plans for further expansion.
What do you hope to be know for in Brighton?
For having special original pieces that are perfect for that big event in your life, whatever that may be. Plus things that delight and surprise you and you didn’t know you would love.
Why did you decide to move?
We needed more room for the bridal collection, which is now housed in its own floor at the shop and is viewable by appointment and had been looking for the perfect venue for a while. Finding one right next door is very convenient!
The vintage collection also has more room to breathe. As the two experiences of looking for a vintage original treasure or searching for the perfect wedding dress are quite different, both collections now have the space they deserve. We’ll eventually have our own cutting room at the top to produce our H&H ready-to-wear collection in-house, which is currently being expanded for a launch in December, and will even have a vintage vibes garden next year.Read the full story »
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