Mary Jones Vintage & Glamour are popping off from their recently formed pop up shop within Pack-It on King Street, Southport.
The shop was kindly made available by Lucy & Anthony Weldon of Pack-It who are closing their long standing shop and retiring.
Allowing a pop up shop into their upstairs showroom made great sense until a tenant or buyer was found.
This has now happened and Mary Jones Vintage & Glamour are leaving the shop on Thursday 6th September 2012.
Run by friends Mary Allen and Julia Jones, Mary Jones Vintage & Glamour was originally intended as a way for Mary to divest herself of a fabulous collection of true vintage clothes and accessories left to Mary by one of her long time friends. Finding herself overrun, Mary turned to Julia to help and found herself a willing and enthusiastic partner.
The pair began by selling to friends and at local vintage fairs but, as their reputation spread they began a successful venture of organising vintage party nights at customers homes. They now buy and sell and trade not only at fairs and parties but also via Ebay, Asos and Facebook.
The acquisition of the shop was an added bonus as it enabled the pair to showcase, for the first time, their whole collection in one place. The opening event on 13th August was extremely busy and the shop has remained vibrant since with buyers and sellers coming to view the collection.
Mary and Julia have no immediate plans to open another shop stating that the purpose was mainly to further publicise their name and to make contact with a wider audience. They are confident that this has been achieved and that their existing and new customers will continue to be able to keep contact with them.
For the last fortnight the shop will be open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. There is a vintage fair in the shop this coming Saturday where customers can browse the collection with refreshments served. There will then be a closing event on Wednesday 5th September 2012 where both Pack-It and Mary Jones Vintage & Glamour will be opening all day and late into the evening to celebrate the closing of both shops. There will be bargains galore and all are welcome.
Anyone wanting to contact Mary Jones Vintage & Glamour should telephone Julia on 07834716659 or visit the website www.maryjonesvintage.co.uk