The Body Solution Wear: Fitness clothing shop closes and moves its business online

A WOMAN’S sportswear store in Winchester has moved its enterprise on-line after closing its pop-up purchasing centre retailer.

The Body Solution Wear, which was primarily based in The Brooks Shopping Centre, closed its metropolis centre retailer final month.

However the enterprise, which began 10 months in the past and sells trendy fitness center put on for ladies, maintains an lively social media presence on Instagram and Facebook and is continuous to commerce on-line.

Business proprietor SammyJo Avril-Andreassen mentioned she couldn’t afford the rents, charges and repair expenses related to the purchasing centre retailer and he or she urged folks to proceed to help her small native enterprise by purchasing on-line.

She additionally mentioned she can be popping up at occasions and festivals, and that she was actively searching for a extra inexpensive excessive avenue unit in both Winchester or Southampton.

Sammy, who lives in Winchester, mentioned: “When you’re a small enterprise, you’re by no means given the prospect. I simply haven’t got pockets deep sufficient to proceed in that unit.”

Sammy mentioned that her pop-up licence and lease got here to an finish on the finish of May.

She mentioned she can be proceed to construct her model and that she hopes to arrange a health group.

Sammy, who studied trend, mentioned: “This is what makes me glad. I’m enthusiastic about sports activities and trend. I’ve mixed my two loves. I like assembly folks by means of my model and figuring out. I’d like to create a group the place folks can work out one another. I wish to help each physique, no matter form or measurement. However you look, it’s best to love the physique you’re in, that is my mantra.”

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Sammy urged folks to go browsing to her social media pages and likewise to join alerts, which can preserve folks up to date along with her newest fashions, the place she might be buying and selling and provides updates on her plans for a group.

She added: “We are very a lot a Winchester-based model. I stay in Winchester and I hope the folks of Winchester will proceed to help me.”

The store home windows at the moment are coated up, with builders renovating the house forward of kids’s gentle play space, Tot City, which is predicted to open doorways by the top of July.

A spokesperson from Winchester City Council mentioned: “It is all the time unhappy to listen to of an area enterprise closing and we have now been working arduous to supply packages of help to companies all through the district. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have now remodeled 9,000 grant funds to companies, distributing in extra of £53m in grant funding. We additionally moved shortly within the pandemic to course of help funds as they have been made accessible.

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“We perceive that it’s nonetheless a tough time for a lot of impartial retailers however we’re seeing enhancements within the metropolis centre of Winchester, with our High Street emptiness fee standing at 8.5 per cent final month, in comparison with a nationwide common of 14.4 per cent.

“We have had very constructive suggestions from native companies referring to our help through the pandemic and this help continues. We encourage any enterprise within the district to enroll to our metropolis council Business Bulletin publication to obtain up-to-date particulars on enterprise help, recommendation, coaching and funding. They also can e-mail [email protected] in order that we will work with them to seek out the very best help.”

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