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Published June 16th 2010
Need a new outfit, a new wardrobe or maybe just one special item to jazz things up a bit? Well, whether you need anything or not, Bridge Road in Richmond is likely to have you picking up a few needs, and probably a few wants too.
By the way, you know a shopping strip is good when it has its own designated website.)
This renowned shopping strip comprises endless fashion stores, many of which are factory outlets for some big designer brands for snapping up some great bargains. Think Anthea Crawford, Perri Cutten and Sasson & Bide.
There's also everyday clothing galore for everyone. What I particularly like about the street is that you find more variety and unusual items, whether fashion otherwise, than in your big shopping centres, where store after store often seems to carry the same 'ol stuff.
You really need a day to fully explore the street at your leisure – and to allow a couple of stops to rest any shopping-weary feet.
It's a good idea to plan your visit well, especially if you want to also explore the area's magnificent original buildings and rich history dating back to 1837.
The Bridge Road Richmond Historical Walk is a fascinating journey through time, especially when you consider that many of today's upmarket clothes, food and specialty stores were once hay and corn stores, tinsmiths or hotels.