Independent Lincoln clothing shop closes and moves online only

An alternative clothing shop serving Lincoln for 25 years has closed and will now move online after trying to cope with the challenges of the coronavirus lockdown.

Salamander on Park Street sells a large selection of ethnic, festival, steampunk clothing and accessories.

However, after sleepless nights, owner Kim posted on Facebook on Saturday, May 23 about her decision to close the shop and move online, in what was a “big and emotional day,” as it was exactly 25 years since the shop first opened its doors.

She plans to set up a website in the near future, but in the meantime Kim will be selling items on their Facebook page and eBay.

She said: “What an amazing and incredible journey it’s been. We’ve seen so many changes and met and made friends with thousands of beautiful people. It”s been so much more than just a shop.

“However, after a great deal of agonising and sleepless nights, I have made the huge decision to close my little shop and go online. It feels like the right time, but it’s incredibly emotional.

“Had I been younger, I would be bracing myself to open the shop and steer it through this difficult storm but, being the old bird that I am, I am ready to now work from home. It’s been a massive job packing up the shop entirely by myself, but I am almost there.

“The Salamander family will always stay strong and from the bottom of my heart I would like to thank all my precious and fabulous customers and my truly fantastic staff/family who have supported me through the many years.

“I shall do my very best to offer the same five star service we always gave in the shop. I have put my absolute heart and soul into Salamander and hope we will all continue to have a bright future together.”

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