There is no question it’s been a strange year, especially for retail! Spending habits may have shifted but your local high street still has a lot to offer. It’s time to fall in love with shopping again; going into shops, trying on products, finding inspiration and getting that customer service and advice we’ve all missed.
As an independent business, we have had to think outside the box this last year too. For us at Mabel Fox, it was taking an opportunity to build our name further in the Cambridge area and beyond by taking a retail space. In November 2020 we opened our doors for the first time here on Green Street, showcasing our wonderful range of art, homewares and gifts. However, unfortunately, due to another lockdown, we closed a week later. At least we got to open our doors again for a while in December.
Since our reopening on April 12th, we’ve been busy on both sides of the business; interiors and retail. In store we’ve expanded our team, introduced a larger variety of soft furnishings, stoneware and gifts to our range - most recently local handcrafted vegan soaps (which smell divine). We also decided to make use of the beautiful interior design office space we have above the shop, by hosting a collection of workshops, run by local traders and business owners. Kicking off in July, these workshops are a brilliant way to get out of the house, try something new, meet more people in the area and we can’t wait to be a part of them!
Making macrame pot hangers, garden journals, chocolate tasting to name but a few!
In May we also hosted our first “Fizz in a Friday” event in store. A perfect start to the weekend, we kept our doors open a little lafter for customers to come and enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles while browsing, and the opportunity to meet the team here. We loved being able to chat to customers, find out a bit more about their ideas for creating their home and offer advice. Be sure to pop in for our next event, Friday 2nd July from 2-6pm!
We are so happy to be part of the community of independent shops here on Green Stree. We can’t wait to see town come alive again this summer and look forward to meeting more of our lovely customers in store! To stay up to date with new products, events and workshops be sure to follow us on the socials!
With love from Team Mabel x