A Chester vintage bazaar set up by a style-savvy pair two years ago is marking its second birthday with a 1960s-themed extravaganza this weekend.
Becnicks Wonder Emporium on Brook Street has been offering its customers unique items from the bygone era since it opened its doors in February, 2012, and will celebrate two years of successful trading from 10am on Saturday, February 22, with free cosmic cocktails, casino games and prizes, and 10% off all clothing.
The birthday bash will continue late into the night at a swinging 60s party at Kash Bar on Brook Street.
Nicola Freer, a longtime lover of thrift and co-owner of Becnicks with Rebecca Cooch, said: “We source beautiful pieces of rare antique and retro furniture, unique items of vintage and customised clothing, jewellery and accessories mixed with independent fashion house designs and new home ware innovations.
“Collectively, we have one mission - to provide our customers with high quality individual items at very reasonable vintage prices.
“We have created a friendly, welcoming and constantly changing space for people to visit and enjoy.”
Becnicks shows no sign of slowing down this year.
Nicola said: “2014 means greater expansion of our business and the addition of our Titchy Kitsch Tea Room, selling Teapigs teas and homemade cakes.
“In spring, we launch our national online shop, which will also feature items from other independent traders.
“We are also planning a whole host of bigger and better in-shop events and extending all of our product lines.”
Championing local artists and musicians, Becnicks has hosted a number of exhibitions and live performances.
The shop also supports charities with cake sales and raffles.