An independent clothing shop that champions up and coming designers alongside established brands has relocated to Sutton Harbour.
The Lost Side moved to Pinnacle Quay recently, bringing a mix of lifestyle and streetwear clothing to the prime waterfront destination. As part of the relaunch, the store has also opened a café bar serving fresh coffee alongside sandwiches, cakes and ice creams from Langage Farm.
The shop began trading from Plymouth city centre last September and since then owner and manager Kirsty Rich has been keen to find the right location for her fashionable business.
Kirsty Rich said: “I am really excited about the move to Sutton Harbour as the waterfront destination sits so well with the ethos of The Lost Side. We support up and coming brands alongside established companies and are the place to buy clothes by emerging talented designers, so I jumped at the opportunity to move to Pinnacle Quay which has a young, exciting feel about it.
“The move has already been a success and a lot of our newer brands are also seeing a boost in sales as more people visit us to shop and enjoy a cup of coffee.”
Alongside well-known brands like Vans and Dickies, The Lost Side, based near The China House, also stocks clothing by Plymouth designers as well as collections from the rest of the UK and America.
“By being based here, Sutton Harbour is not only supporting The Lost Side as a local trader but a lot of other business people all under one roof.
“The move has been so positive, the footfall is busy and people are popping in and saying how great it is to have a shop like The Lost Side at Sutton Harbour,” said Kirsty.
“And we are just a few steps away from the water so with the seating area outside we are now able to offer people a relaxing, modern place to enjoy a drink and something to eat.
Kirsty, who is also a clothing designer, said she hopes to add to the facilities on offer at The Lost Side by launching a barber shop and is currently on the hunt for an experienced barber.
Sutton Harbour is home to a range of independent traders, offering everything from art to specialist diving equipment. It also boasts a thriving professional services district, with solicitors, web designers and architects among those based at the coveted central business district.
The Lost Side is the latest name to set up at the prime waterfront destination alongside the recently opened gourmet pizza and cider restaurant The Stable at Vauxhall Quay and Alfresco! a new Italian style outdoor café based in a tram at Quay Point. Plymouth’s eagerly awaited Boston Tea Party is also due to open at the stylishly revamped Jamaica House this Saturday. (July 11th).
The Lost Side has already joined the Sutton Harbour Experience Card scheme, enabling visitors who sign up to the reward scheme and obtain a card to enjoy a 15 per cent discount at the shop and café – along with substantial discounts at many other restaurants, cafes and attractions in the district.
Paul James, Asset Manager at Sutton Harbour Holdings Plc, said: “Sutton Harbour is proud to support a number of independent traders and we are pleased to welcome The Lost Side to the waterfront.
“Sutton Harbour is becoming well known as a top waterfront destination, home to a mix of national chains and independent traders, proving a real draw for local people and attracting increasing numbers of visitors to Plymouth as Britain’s Ocean City.”
Find out more about the variety of shops, food and drink venues in Sutton Harbour, and upcoming harbour-based events, by visiting www.experiencesuttonharbour.co.uk or following @experienceSH on Twitter.
For more information about The Lost Side, visit www.thelostside.com.