In November 2012 the newest vintage shop to open it's creative doors in Pokesdown, Bournemouth's vintage quarter was 'Cotton Candy'.
Owners Emily South and Cara Lloyd-Hopkins make a variety of handmade products, and also stock vintage wares. This includes handbags, clothing, fashion accessories, home wares, furniture, haberdashery, bric a brac and other curiosities.
After an opportunity arose from the Boscombe Regeneration Partnership ‘Talent’ scheme, Emily and Cara were able to fulfill their lifelong ambition to open their own shop, where they can showcase their creativity.
The inspiration behind their work is; "Finding that perfect piece of fabric, button or trim that inspires you to create something new."
Why open a shop in Pokesdown?
"Pokesdown is becoming well known for its artisan atmosphere. With the antique and vintage stores, and quirky handmade shops, there really is something for everyone."
From Cotton Candy you can expect homespun vintage sweetness, with a friendly atmosphere and great customer service.
They will be selling at February's Boscombe Vintage Market , and will soon be launching sewing classes - more details to follow!
Find them at 903-905 Christchurch Road, Pokesdown, Bournemouth BH7 6AX (Tues - Sat / 11am - 4pm)
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