The more eagle-eyed residents of the village may have spotted a subtle change to number 56 High Street in the last month or so.
Audrey’s has become Le Chic Fashion Exchange as it seeks to make it more obvious what the shop stocks.
Hurst resident Audrey Wright, along with her partner Graham Towler, is still very much running the store which opened in August last year.
Le Chic Fashion Exchange stocks a mix of new and quality secondhand clothes, shoes and handbags, including such brands as Aquascutum, Jaeger and Coast. “We seek to be a place where local folk can find all sorts of bargains,” Graham explained, pointing to a ladies jacket that had never been worn, on the rail at just £35 (it was bought for over £500 originally!).
The exchange agreement with owners of clothes means that if something hasn’t sold in six weeks, it simply gets returned to them. This creates a natural turnover of stock and surely means that fashion bargain hunters really do have to pop in every week!
The shop also now boasts a new alterations and repairs service in store. Nataliya Avery works from the premises three days a week, has her own fashion range as well as being prepared to make to measure.
Le Chic Fashion Exchange is at 56 High Street, Hurspierpoint and is open Tuesday – Saturday.