Old Market is an area constantly in a state of flux, with a steady stream of both new arrivals and departures.
It has come a long way in recent years thanks to some fantastic new businesses deciding to choose it as their home, including the Old Market Assembly and more recently the Elmer’s Arms and vegan café Rabbit Food.
The departure of popular coffee shop Alex Does Coffee from the ground floor of Two’s Company Studios will no doubt have saddened nearby workers – but it has been replaced by something brilliant.
A trio of talented creatives have collaborated to launch Good Store Studio, a shop which sells a stunning range of homeware items and clothes which are all made in store.
There is a textiles studio behind the counter from which customers can request to have their clothes made bespoke for them if they wish.
The store is headed up by Beth Izzard, owner of pop-up and online brand DIY Supermarket, Josie Irvine from design brand Palace Flophouse and Emma White from Duvet Days, who recycles old bed sheets into tailor-made clothing.
Beth, who is also the studio manager of Two’s Company, said: “Good Store Studio is a lifestyle store curated by all three of us.
“We sell homeware items from my website and clothes made by Emma and Josie, who have a textiles studio out the back.
“Emma’s clothes are made from recycled duvets and sheets while Josie creates commissioned designs, they’re both amazing at what they do and it’s a really exciting collaboration.
“Since we opened last week everyone who has popped in seems really excited by it and sales have been good so far.
“It’s really nice to have somewhere where we can support independents and show people what they’re doing.
“It’s also great that we have a textiles studio here. People are really interested by it and love that they can chat to Josie and Emma about what they want made.”
Despite the fact the shop has only just opened, the future of Two’s Company Studio hangs in the balance as a planning application has been submitted to turn the building into flats.
Good Store Studio is open Tuesday – Saturday. More information can be found on Good Store’s Studio‘s Facebook page.
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