Savvy style on sale at re-vamped Wakefield Hospice shop

Kate Spencer at the relaunch of The Wakefield Hospice shop as a vintage shop
Kate Spencer at the relaunch of The Wakefield Hospice shop as a vintage shop
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ECLECTIC fashions that will appeal to the savviest vintage shoppers have been specially chosen to go on sale a newly re-vamped Wakefield Hospice shop.

The Cross Street shop re-opened on Tuesday as a quirky fashion and furniture outlet after a huge makeover.

The store, one of the six Wakefield Hospice shops, underwent the mass transformation following a drop in sales and profit, echoing actions of the hospice’s Ossett shop which went vintage earlier this year.

Helen Knowles, director of fundraising at Wakefield Hospice, said customers seemed impressed at the opening.

She said: “They were like kids in a sweet shop, it was like the opening day of Selfridges.”

Pieces in the shop are specially picked to appeal to city’s top fashionistas.

Hilary Trotter, the hospice’s area retail manager said: “People have been searching for hidden gems in our shops for years - now we have a shop full of them. Shopping trends have changed. Going shopping is an event in itself so we wanted to do something exciting and forward thinking to get the shoppers in, not just to our shop, but to this area of town.”