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Stafford shops opening - Turning into a boom town?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Trumpet, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. bunique

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    108? That’s ancient history :D the chap running it looked very cheerful, he was trying to encourage people in from the street. Not sure how they’ll fare being practically opposite Blacks.
     
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    Am I right in thinking it's Acapella menswear under a difference guide?
     
  3. BobClay

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    You mean ? …. You mean ? …. there are other menswear shops besides Oxfam and Sue Ryder …. ? :eek:
     
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  4. bunique

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    I thought it might be myself but wasn’t certain!
     
  5. bunique

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    It is indeed and according to bookface has been open since November?! Shows how much attention I’ve been paying. If only they had put up an A-board...
     
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  6. Withnail

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    *guise*
     
  7. Gareth

    Gareth Well-Known Forumite

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    To be fair Stafford is very well accommodated for men with the likes of Blacks, terraces, rigout, numero uno, MVP (4 independents there), before you get to the mainstream of Burton's, H&M, primark and outfit and Next of the retail park.

    It women that do not seem as well accommodated in town.
     
  8. Gareth

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    No different owner
     
  9. bunique

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    Roman, Yours, Primark (triple the size of the men's section), Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Top Shop, H&M (again, triple the size of the men's), 2 x New Look, M&S (and again, much larger than the men's), Next (yet again, larger than the men's), River Island (aaaaannnd again, larger than the men's), TKMaxx, Laura Ashley, Dressy Dresses and not to mention Tesco, Sainsbury and ASDA, all who have ranges that are far larger than the men's.
     
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    Does he have similar tarp sign in place ??
     
  13. Gramaisc

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    And, of course, the charity shops generally have a small men's section, and require you to run the gauntlet of all the frilly stuff to get to it, right at the back of the shop.
     
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    I noticed the old Co-op has under offer signs up.
     
  15. Gareth

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    All exactly the same mass produced product bar one maybe two

    Where are the high end options?
     
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    Leons Coaches at Tollgate, Stafford.

    They run a coach to Bicester Village.
     
  17. Gareth

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    I think there is just two independent women clothes shop in Stafford and not a single one on the entire high street nor close to it compared to the mens, unless you count what the EWM sell for older ladies.

    That is very poor for any town.
     
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  18. Lucy

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    Who is going to put their livelihood on the line and open a shop when people will just moan that it's too expensive or doesn't stock the exact shade of grey the demand. Having your own business fighting against the buying power of the chains and against the moaning of the public at large is not something I would go in to.
     
  19. Gareth

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    Enough independents for men though oddly
     
  20. Gareth

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    Ahhhh plenty do.....
     

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