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An indie I admire...Collen & Clare

Collen & Clare Chosen by Ann Louise Roswald, designer of the eponymous womenswear label

Collen & Clare is run by creatively minded owners Vanessa Collen and Clare Adkins. The store offers a wide range of items, brands and prices, and is best described as a mini department store.

Menswear, womenswear, footwear and beauty products are sold alongside an amazing array of kidswear and classic vintage toys.

When the two friends took over the already established shop, to prevent losing existing customers they continued to sell several of the brands that had been sold there for many years but mixed these in with new labels.

They immediately established a strong ethical and community feel, which has continued.

The shop has a fresh, clean atmosphere with a simple and spacious layout, featuring striking white floors.

It’s rare to find an independent that appeals to such a wide array of consumers. If you’re looking for a designer handbag, a pair of Hunter boots or an outfit for the children, it’s all available under one roof.

Address 25 Market Place, Southwold, Suffolk

Telephone 01502 724823

Owners Vanessa Collen and Clare Adkins

Brands include American Vintage, By Malene Birger, Joseph

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