Marie Gowns have been a fixture of Sutton town centre for the past 72 years
First opened in 1947 by Marie, the gown shop situated on Outram Street and is renowned for selling quality ladies wear along with the attractive window display.
The current owner of Marie, Anne Cooper, has worked at the shop for 50 years and took over ownership in 1981. Anne was presented with her plaque to celebrate the impressive milestone by the Leader of Ashfield District Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny alongside Cllr Samantha Deakin, ward member for Central and New Cross.
Cllr Zadrozny, Leader of the Ashfield District Council, commented “It is wonderful to see an independent business based on Outram Street thriving after 72 years of trading. It goes to show that hard work and a determination to succeed pays off. Trading for over 70 years is a real accomplishment and deserves celebrating, we are proud to have local businesses that have stood the test of time.”
“We need local retailers to continue to succeed alongside national chains to ensure that our town centres are buzzing once again. Hopefully Marie Gowns will remain a fundamental part of Sutton’s high street for many years to come.”