Another shop opens in Seaton

PUBLISHED: 13:19 07 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:34 07 November 2013

Seaton mayor  Gaynor Sedgwick cuts a ribbon to officially open the new Fuchsia Fashions shop

Seaton mayor Gaynor Sedgwick cuts a ribbon to officially open the new Fuchsia Fashions shop


Resort continues to buck the national trend of high street closures

Trend bucking continued apace in Seaton at the weekend with the opening of yet another new shop.

The resort has recently seen a high street revival with more stores and restaurants setting up, in contrast to the run of closures in many shopping centres across the country.

The latest business to be officially opened by Mayor Gaynor Sedgwick was Fuchsia Fashions in Fore Street - a ladies’ dress agency specialising in nearly new or unworn designer and high quality fashion.

After cutting a ribbon to launch the new business Cllr Sedgwick said: “I was delighted to officially open Fuchsia Fashions. Fiona, her staff and family have transformed the premises, and what a transformation. This is a developing business, selling beautiful clothes, shoes and accessories, which is just what Seaton needed.

“Seaton continues to buck the trend and attract investors into the town. I would like to encourage residents to support these small businesses and shop locally.”

Fuchsia Fashions’ owner Fiona Lund, said: “There is something here for all occasions and ages - from casual day wear to elegant evening, party or prom dresses and wedding ensembles complete with fabulous hats. There are also stylish high street brands and some quirky vintage items at amazing prices.”

Fiona, who lived in Taunton, said she chose Seaton for her business and to live above the shop because it is such a friendly town and she wanted to be by the sea. She will be assisted by her daughter who has been studying fashion design in Birmingham and her nieces and young friends.

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