16 June 2020:
Welcome back to Victoria Lane Fashions.
We are delighted that the shop is open and we are able to serve our customers in person once again.
Obviously it is still early days and we are all treading very carefully, ensuring that the health and safety of our customers, staff and visitors is at the forefront of everything we do. This does mean that for the foreseeable future we will need to operate in a very different way.
The good news is that while the shop was closed we've redecorated inside and out, deep cleaned the carpet and soft furnishings and altered the layout of the shop so it is easier to navigate for social distancing whilst being able to view the wonderful new stock. We are delighted to say that it's looking fresh, light and airy.
As you enter the new shop layout there will be a sanitising station where we will ask you to use the free hand gel and where there will be free masks available for you to wear; these aren't currently compulsory under Government guidelines but you may wish to wear one voluntarily. There will also be hand gel on the counter for you to use before leaving the shop.
For the time being we will limit the number of customers inside the shop at the same time to two. This will allow plenty of space for browsing the rails and allow you to try on your chosen outfits in privacy, comfort and safety, using one of the two socially distanced changing rooms. Each changing room will be thoroughly cleaned after use and any clothes that have been tried on but not purchased will be quarantined before being returned to the rails. Any returned items will be quarantined for the recommended 72 hours.
Unfortunately, facilities will be very limited when we first re-open the shop but we hope to be able to provide some refreshments, although we will be using disposable cups. There will also be some seating available.
To coincide with the reopening of the shop we will be altering our opening hours to fit more closely with demand from our customers. Victoria Lane Fashions will now be open from Tuesday to Saturday between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Please feel free to come along during those times and although we may have to ask you to wait outside for a few minutes, we will invite you into the shop as soon as possible.
If you would prefer not to wait for space in the shop you can telephone Vicki in advance on 01423 709 267 to make a personal appointment at either 10am or 2pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Obviously these appointments will also be limited in the first instance due to our two person rule although we do hope it won't be too long before Government advice allows us to relax that.
We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back into the shop, albeit at a social distance!