Hollywillow Gifts closing down sale!
Closing in February
but meantime there’s an ‘everything must go’ sale with 50% off absolutely everything!
Michele is closing the doors on her Hollywillow gift shop next month. She has been trading in Moordown since June 2015, having taken over from Tickles & Co, another gift shop that had traded at the premises on the corner of Cowper and Wimborne Road for several years.
The shop sells cards and gifts for special occasions such as christenings, weddings and birthdays as well as modern vintage and shabby chic-style items. But Michele believes that competition from online shopping and a lack of high street custom has led to the business becoming unsustainable.
In an article in the Daily Echo she says she had considered moving to another premises elsewhere in Bournemouth, but didn’t feel that it would help. “In the last year I would say we probably dropped off by about 30 per cent which is pretty much in line with what’s happening nationally. I was seeing how it was going over Christmas, that’s normally our best time of year, but even that was down for me.”
We will be very sad to see the closure of a lovely gift shop in Moordown, but as Michele says on her Facebook page “Hollywillow Gifts will continue to trade online (once the website’s up and running in about a month) and at fairs and shows throughout the area, but the shop will be closed by the end of February.
“BUT, meanwhile, every cloud has a silver lining, as they say, and we are having a MAHOOSIVE SALE, with up to 50% off absolutely everything!”