An independent business owner says her customers mean the world to her as she reopens after lockdown. 

Miss Samantha’s Vintage opened three years ago because of owner Sam’s love for everything retro.

Sam, 53, has built a close-knit community with her customers and has created a safe, welcoming space in her store which specialises in timeless pieces, ranging from swing dresses to petticoats the colours of the rainbow.

While lockdown had been difficult, Sam has had the support of her loyal customers who engage with her online store and social media. 

Through her love of vintage, she has been able to connect with different people and build a great relationship with her customers, who she dares to be different.