I wanted to write about ROSIE & DOLLY in Hove, East Sussex because of the quality and sheer fun of the things they sell. Their fifties-style retro and swing dresses bring a pop of colour to a dance floor and to a fairly ordinary high street scene.
When I went shopping last week though I was concentrating on their truly gorgeous home furnishings, in particular a new lamp shade. They are handmade and no two are the same. Rosie and Dolly also sell jewellery, hats, handbags, cushions and very cute children’s dresses, but it was a lamp shade I wanted.
The one I chose was very beautiful and quite large. Very large really. And it was windy outside.
And I don’t drive.
And I walk with a stick.
So, they brought it around to my home as soon as the shop closed
I called in the next day to say thank you again, and admit that I was wrong about the type of light fitting I needed to put my new lamp shade on my old lamp stand base. I got a new one free of charge.
I intended to write about all the lovely things this shop has to sell but what I really want to celebrate is its brilliant no-fuss, understated customer service delivered with a self-effacing smile.
That and my new £65 lamp shade.
The shop has a FACEBOOK page Rosie and Dolly are at 183 Church Road, Hove BN3 2AB