This week, Dougie Mac celebrated the grand opening of its new Occasions store located on the first floor of the Commerce Street shop located in Longton, along with guests and supporters.
Canapes were served and guests were invited to enjoy a drinks reception to mark the successful relocation of Dougie Mac Occasions from Norton to Longton, in a more centralised position in Stoke-on-Trent.
Previously a sorting space, the first floor is now a fully operational retail space, offering a range of occasion wear for ladies, gentlemen and children.
Formerly, appointments were required to visit the Occasions store but supporters can now browse occasion wear at any time from the new location during opening hours owing to a larger and refurbished space.
The exciting new venture means that Dougie Mac Occasions has expanded its line to include not only wedding wear, but also prom and party wear plus accessories.
Liz Clarke, Head of Retail, said:
“We are very excited about the opening of our new Occasions shop in Longton which offers everything needed for your successful event.
“The grandeur of the protected building lends itself to being the perfect location for formal occasion wear.
“It’s fantastic to open such a special shop during the 45th anniversary of the hospice.”
Dougie Mac Occasions gratefully accepts donations of occasion wear to the store and welcomes everyone to pay a visit to see what fabulous formal garments that are on offer and maybe even pick up a ball-ready bargain.
Opening hours are 9am – 4pm from Monday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.