Hats off to new fashion store

PUBLISHED: 14:18 08 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:47 04 May 2010

SUE NEIL with some of her hats.

SUE NEIL with some of her hats.

SISTERS Sue Neal and Kim Mackenzie are pushing ahead in business and opened their new store Mad Hatters in Forehill less than two weeks ago. The pair, who have enjoyed success in Soham since launching their company two years ago, have snapped up the prime

SISTERS Sue Neal and Kim Mackenzie are pushing ahead in business and opened their new store Mad Hatters in Forehill less than two weeks ago.

The pair, who have enjoyed success in Soham since launching their company two years ago, have snapped up the prime city site and expanded their range of goods.

Now, along with the stunning selection of hats for every occasion, customers will find shoes, handbags, pashminas, and a fine array of wedding outfits among other items.

Upstairs in the new shop are racks of designer dresses which are on a par with any upmarket boutique.

One of the first customers through the doors of the new shop said the display of dresses was "just like a fairytale".

Many of the dresses are one-off designs ideal for creating the belle of the ball for that special occasion, whether it be a major charity event or a school prom.

Prices come in at around £95 for a three-piece suit, and £100 for most of the dresses.

Sue and Kim are happy to order display items in other colours, and hope to introduce new lines to the shop in the near future.

"As the riverside and Forehill develops, we hope the business will too," said Sue.

"Basically if people have an idea of what they want we can match it.

"Our hats are very popular for Ladies' Day at Ascot."

INFO: Mad Hatters opens from10am-5pm Monday to Saturday but is closed all day Tuesday.

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