New designer clothes shop confirms Harrogate opening date

An artist's impression of Seasalt Cornwall
An artist's impression of Seasalt Cornwall

Seasalt Cornwall has confirmed it will be bringing its designer clothes shop to Harrogate after being granted planning approval earlier this month.

The designer clothes shop will become the latest addition to Harrogate's historic James Street and will open their popular store in the former Santander bank site.

The shop will stock women's clothing, accessories, RAIN and footwear collections and is scheduled to open early in June.

A selection of their Cornish Home range, including collectable Leach pottery, stationery, home fragrance and body collection and kitchen accessories, will also be on sale.

A spokesperson for the company said: "We’re very excited about being able to expand our business to another site further north for us. We hope to bring a little bit of Cornwall to Harrogate!"

The shop, which specialises in women’s clothing, accessories and footwear, men's accessories and Cornish homewear, was originally launched in Penzance in 1981.

Since then, the shop has opened up branches in Falmouth, St Ives, Bath, Exeter and, most recently, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Chester and Morpeth.

The shop describes itself as a Cornish fashion company, selling women’s clothing, footwear and accessories inspired by the creative and maritime heritage of Cornwall.

In their Design and Access Statement, the company are hoping to 'install a new shop front in a style that draws on the design of an historic James Street shop front.'

The statement read: "The new shop front will be decorated to represent the Seasalt brand identity whilst remaining sympathetic to the surrounding units.

"The decoration and branding proposal will add an exciting new aspect to the street landscape whilst complimenting and reflecting the neighbouring units.

"The proposal will improve the access to the building, and refresh the appearance of the unit with the installation of a new shop front inspired by the traditional shop fronts of James Street, whilst remaining sensitive to the context of the street and neighbouring retail units."