March started well for Afterglow but by the middle of the month the writing was on the wall. Footfall had shrunk, as had our sales, and I was nervous about the shop having so many little things which are tempting to touch - not good in a pandemic!
So on Mother's Day I sadly took the decision to shut temporarily alongside many other shops in Olney. The following day, the Government made it official for all non-essential shops to close anyway.
Three weeks into lockdown, I have photographed thousands of items of our stock and am in the process of building a online shop within our website, with the help of Steve Axtell, my local itseeze consultant.
All our designers and traders will be represented in the webshop so please drop by and visit - it is just a click away! We hope to bring some handmade and vintage cheer into your lives. Thank you!