Vintage clothing shop Cherry Bomb opens
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A vintage clothing store has been opened in Weston-super-Mare.
Tina Hewlett, who is a fan of vintage style, is the creative force behind Cherry Bomb in West Street.
The shop is named after a pin-up girl from the 1950s, and Tina has put an original print of her on the till.
Tina said: “I have always had a keen interest in the history of fashion and vintage clothing and it has expanded from a hobby.
“I like the tailoring of vintage clothing, and the classic designs and that it is good, hard-wearing clothing.
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“Vintage clothing is becoming more popular, especially with the youngsters as it is not as pricey as people may think.”
Tina said she was also inspired by her and her partner Chris Collins’ time in a live history group.
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She said: “We attend events around the country and visit schools with objects from the 1940s.”
Cherry Bomb’s range features items from the 1930s through to the 1980s, plus a line of reproduction dresses, which copies the 1940s and 1950s style, but are designed to fit people of all sizes.
Tina is also selling a range of homewares, which she has collected.
Tina said: “They are unusual, quirky pieces I have come across.
“There are some wholesalers I buy from, but I also get items shipped over from America and all over Europe.”
Tina has also spent some time researching the building’s history, and discovered it was first a butcher’s shop. She will be displaying original receipts on the walls to show the shop’s past.