Bournemouth Clothes Shop SugarMango Boutique Celebrates Its Local Community
In a year like no other, the Sobo community pulled out all the stops to support their local high street with a passion and this has inspired my latest shop theme Community Is Our Strength. With many Bournemouth clothes shops being hit hard with long closures shopping local has become even more essential to the survival of the high street.
To celebrate what makes Southbourne such a unique and inspiring place to own a small business. Because I believe that a vibrant high street, such as ours, filled with creative shops, restaurants and cafes is the heart of the community.
Behind the counter, I wanted to make a bold statement in giant pink lettering. This was a lot of fun to make and surprisingly I didn't make too much mess!
My Inspiration Came From Saturdays As A Teenager
When thinking about the theme I turned back to my own memories of when I was a teenager. I would spend Saturdays wandering around the local shops with my friends. Because trying on clothes and buying the latest records or just hanging out in a café was a great way to relax.
I remember the joy of the Woolworths Pick'n'Mix and the magic of the gift shops. That feeling of happiness carrying home bags filled with goodies to rediscover when I got later. These early experiences still stay fresh in my memory because of the personal connections and being part of the community. I hope our shop spark similar memories for you!
Now the owner of my very own Bournemouth clothes shop in the suburb of Southbourne, I feel this sense of belonging from behind the counter. Because being an owner of an independent Bournemouth clothes shop isn’t just about selling fashion and jewellery, it’s so much more.
Survive & Thrive
Making connections with your customers, conversations, caring about each other and getting to know each other makes it all worthwhile.
By being a part of this amazing high street I have met so many incredible people. I believe that if we all stick together and show love and support we will get through this pandemic and our high street and community will not only survive but thrive.
Birds Of A Feather
You know the old saying ‘birds of a feather flock together right? Well, that’s what it’s like in Bournemouth clothes shop Sugar Mango. Like-minded women flock together and create a magical strength that keeps me flying high. To symbolise this I created flocks of paper birds flying around the shop.
So this one’s all about you! A celebration of people coming together to support one another and create the world we want to live in.