WHY NOT HEAD OUT TO REIGATE?
Once a high street of estate agents and charity shops, Reigate has flourished in the last 15 years to become a popular shopping destination for those living in East Surrey. This market town nestled at the foot of the North Downs offers an enjoyable shopping experience. Even though high-end chains now populate the town, from Laura Ashley interiors to Phase Eight, Fat Face and Jack Wills, locally owned independent businesses still hold their heads high amongst the competition.
These include such gems as Gedo and Noa Noa, which sell the latest fashion trends for women, to Camel and Yak, a delightful haven in which to brose for gifts or indeed a little something to brighten up your home. And children trawling the streets with Mum won’t be disappointed if they succeed in steering their parent towards the independently owned The Toy Shop.
Others outlets include bridal shops, florists, jewellers and galleries – plenty for every type of shopper. And there are plenty of cafes in which to rest one’s weary feet – again many owned by local people such as the Vintage Tea Rooms on Church Street and the recently opened Chalk Hills Bakery Shop on Bell Street, which offers a light bite to eat and the chance to take home loaves of artisan hand baked bread made at their bakery in nearby Nutfield.
Rumour on the high street also has it that the retailers are now considering joining forces to offer late night shopping once a week.
Gerrards has a unique collection of men and women’s fashion, they only choose clothes that they love and their customers will love too. If it’s the perfect jeans, boots or dress you are looking for they have it all. For the finishing touches, have a look at their jewellery collection.
Attic is a unique stylish boutique in Reigate selling ladies footwear and accessories. They stock the perfect mix of well known brands and new designers. You will also find bags, scarves and belts to finish off any outfit.
Woodstock Interiors is a design-led furniture and interiors company. They specialise in quality furniture sourced from around the world in a range of woods such as oak, teak, walnut, fruitwood and reclaimed timbers. If you are looking for contemporary, country or traditional designs Woodstock will be able to help.
Lottie & Ted
Lottie & Ted is becoming a very popular place to shop for children’s clothes up to 12 years old, boys and girls. They sell a wide range of well known brands including Noa Noa miniature, Joules and No Added Sugar. As well as clothes, you will also find toys and gifts for any kid.
Ice is a small chain of independent fashion shops and webstore with over 20 years experience, based in Reigate but with shops in Brighton and Hayward’s Heath.
Ice stock all the latest must-have trends with labels ranging from top brands like French Connection, Saint Tropez and Great Plains to independent labels such as So Couture, Ingenue and Yaya.
The Bridal Room
Established over a decade ago, Sue Butt’s Bridal Room has built up an enviable reputation for providing an enthusiastic personal and attentive service.