An independent fashion trader has branched out in to toy retail, opening a new toyshop opposite his clothing store in Stroud.
Simon Powell owns Brilliant Disguise, a fashion emporium on the Stroud High Street with his business partner Jane Mahoney-Wightman.
Powell has now decided to branch out, opening The Toy Shop with his girlfriend Sally Bradley, reports the Stroud News and Journal.
His new store will offer a range of products including toys from Playmobil, Brio and Djeco.
Powell said: “Lots of very happy children and one four year old was completely overwhelmed. She had to come back twice to decide what she wanted.”