PRESS RELEASE – BID – BATH BRISTOL & SOMERSET TOURISM – HIGHLY COMMENDED. OCTOBER 2018
October 2018 - Southwest Tourism Recognition for Bristol’s Independent District
Bristol’s Independent District (managed by Gloucester Road Business Improvement District) is the proud recipient of a Highly Commended from Bath, Bristol & Somerset Tourism in recognition for their Charity Shopping Tours with a Personal Stylist.
The Charity Shop Tours combine a luxury experience with pre-loved clothes. Tours of Gloucester Road, led by a personal shopper and run by Bristol's Independent District (BID), are encouraging eco-friendly fashionistas to hunt for charity shop bargains during a unique shopping experience that supports charity and promotes the local independent businesses.
As part of the Gloucester Road Business Improvement District, BID manager Anne-Louise Perez proposed the tours to encourage more people into Bristol’s thriving and creative independent areas.
“Gloucester Road is nationally recognised for its buzzing independent personality. I wanted to celebrate this indie spirit and style, bring footfall, support the abundant charity shops we have in the area and promote sustainability. With consumers becoming more and more eco-aware, and making choices based on that information, a shopping tour of charity shops seemed like a perfect fit. Celebrating uniqueness is back on trend and charity shops certainly offer wide selection to express that.”
Follow our Facebook Page @BristolsIndieDistrict for future shopping tours in Bristol’s Indie District