Douglas & Grahame, a leading menswear brand with its headquarters in Shenstone and stockists nationwide, says more needs to be done to get people offline and out showing their support for independent stores and businesses.
Sales Director Anton Jenkins said it was the small businesses and the menswear experts who run them who keep their brands in the public eye, and it is these sorts of shops that make the High Street shopping experience continue to be fun and interesting.
“Where would we be without that varied High Street to do our shopping?” he said. “What would be the point of putting up the Christmas lights and playing festive music if everyone is just going to sit in the warm and shop online?
“We must continue to enjoy that experience of walking down the High Street at Christmas, soak up the atmosphere and support all those fantastic small businesses and independents who work so hard to keep their doors open and offer the most amazing customer service.”
“We would urge everyone to support Small Business Saturday on 5th December – turn off your computer, come out and do your Christmas shopping, soak up the atmosphere and remember that you need to use your High Street if you want it to always be there.”