Rutherfords of Morpeth in Northumberland has unveiled a £50,000 revamp to mark its 170th anniversary.
The department store on Bridge Street in the town centre has transformed its ground floor with a redeveloped homeware, interiors, cook shop and gift section.
The retailer said: ‘We’ve a fresh new look and feel for our 170th anniversary. We hope you’ll enjoy viewing our quirky, new industrial-style fixtures and fittings, and more prominent payment points.”
Rutherford’s flagship store originally started as a tiny draper’s shop in 1846 and has evolved through five generations of the Rutherford family. It bills itself as a contemporary lifestyle store, stocking exclusive women and men’s fashions, footwear, cosmetics and handbags, along with home furnishings from candelabras and cushions to cookware.
The business said: ‘We’ve created a cosmopolitan image, sourcing items from around the world rather than copying our contemporaries, and you’ll find exclusive, must-have labels that aren’t available outside of London.’