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Independent jeweller moves online-only after 72 years on the high street

Independent jeweller moves online-only after 72 years on the high street

The owners of an independent jewellery retailer in York have decided to exit the high street and trade solely online. R A Braithwaite in Goodramgate will close its doors after 72 years as store owners, Frank and Dianne Wood, retire from the high street. Talking to local newspaper, The Press, Frank Wood said they will

York jewellers can’t stop making money as tourist crowds come in search of gems

With the picturesque River Ouse running through it and the chiming bells of its imposing cathedral ringing out, York is a magnet for domestic and international visitors alike – and jewellery retailers in the city are most definitely feeling the benefit. The famous City Walls form a walkway on both sides of the river, leading

Ogden of Harrogate opens a third store

Family-run jeweller Ogden of Harrogate has opened a new store located at Minster Gates in York. Following the launch of The Little Diamond Shop in 2010, a third branch of Ogden of Harrogate has opened in one of York’s busiest main roads. The new premise, on the corner of Stonegate and Petergate, has housed a

Barbara Cattle founder dies aged 87

The late Barbara Bourne was a well-known Yorkshire silversmith. Barbara Bourne, founder of jewellery and silvermithing retailer Barbara Cattle in York, has died aged 87. Bourne founded the Barbara Cattle business in the Stonegate street in the city in 1962. Previous to this Bourne had been trading as I and B Dodgson since 1948, a

Ogden of Harrogate prepares for January hangover

Retailer expects VAT rise to hit sales after Christmas boom fades. Ogden of Harrogate is preparing for what it is calling a “January hangover”. The jewellery and watch retailer said that it is expecting a strong December with shoppers trying to beat January’s planned VAT increase by buying goods before the tax hits 20 percent.

TCJ Designs to overhaul York shop

Jeweller plans new frontage, shop refit and brand new design room. TCJ Designs in York is planning to refurb its shop on the city’s Stonegate shopping street. The jeweller, which offers services from repairs to fully commissioned work, will completely overhaul its premises before Christmas, giving the shop a “plush” new look. The exterior will

Ogden of Harrogate to open shop in York

Little Diamond Shop is retailer’s first outside Harrogate since 80s. Ogden of Harrogate is expanding its business with the opening of its second store in York in mid November. The store will be branded as The Little Diamond Shop and will be located on Lendal in the retail space previously occupied by Hoppers jeweller, which