Like many retailers up and down the country, we're very pleased that we're now able to re-open our Petersfield store, after 86 days in lockdown. We've spent the enforced closure as productively as we can, building our new online shop (at last!) and welcoming a wider collection of customers to our brand. But we've still missed the daily face-to-face interaction with our local shoppers, and we're very much looking forward to seeing you all again.
Things will naturally be a little different for a while. You wouldn't expect us to re-open without making the safety of our customers and our staff our top priority, and we've therefore implemented some measures to help us maintain a safe environment. We're limiting the number of customers in the shop to help with social distancing and making sure that you can try on shoes without us needing to come too close to you. You'll also find a protective screen at the checkout and hand sanitiser for your use, and we're asking all customers to shop alone and to try to avoid touching products that they aren't going to purchase. Full details are on the poster below, which is also displayed outside the store as a reminder.
It's been a tough time for retail in the first half of 2020 and we're not out of the woods yet. However, with your help and support, we'll make it through - and keep the flag flying for the great British independent boutique!