It’s been a while, I know. Its been all systems go go go here at Rockamilly. We only went and moved didn’t we?! After spending two and a half years in our Rochford home it was time to grow. We needed to really. Too many shoes you see?
We’d been looking at a little sports shop in Leigh on Sea for a while. There was none of that Umming and Ahhing that can come with finding a second shop. No the moment Kirsty stepped into 3 Broadway she knew she wanted it. Then I popped along and fell equally in love with it. ” Oh we could have (insert a million ideas for this shell of a sports shop)”
But how do you turn an old sports shop into a vintage fashion boutique. Rochford came with character. We’d have to craft it here. No one thought it’d be easy but we certainly weren’t prepared for just how testing this was going to be. Our date was steadily moving further away with every obstacle and hurdle that was dodged and jumped.
Eventually the fateful day came after at least 7 months of waiting! WE HAD THE KEYS! Get in and get this store looking ready for you lovely lot. Kirsty and Team Rockamilly (including her husband, father in law and family and friends) slogged hard to get the store up and running in time to open in August. What an opening that was!
Did you come alone and see us on opening day? IT WAS PACKED! Honestly its a good job we had moved because we would have been bursting at the seams. We have beautiful Pin Up model Scarlet La Rox join us for a little bit of live modelling in our windows, photographers, press, customers old and new and from far and wide. We were over whelmed at just how supportive everyone was. It’s nerve wracking moving the business to a brand new town. Will people find us? Will they like the new lay out? Will the come to see us still? I’m happy to say, yes.
Scarlet caused an absolute storm! ” OH SHE’S REAL!!!!” Yes, yes she is. In between modelling in the window she popped into the store and dished out some fashion advice. We love her. She’s such good fun.
She cut the bunting and Rockamilly Leigh on Sea was officially OPEN!!! It was a fantastic day. We have also expanded our team. Welcome to Zara and Emily. Team Rockamilly is a fun place to be.
And so although we say farewell to Rochford and thank her for all she gave us in the beginning, we say a huge hello and thank you to Leigh on Sea. For being so hospitable, warm and welcoming to a little business that started 2.5 years ago, with a handful of dresses and no shoes. Who can now brag that they have a Tardis of a shop and a following of amazing customers! Here’s to many many happy years at RockamilLeigh 😉