Woman takes the plunge

THE opening of a clothing boutique has seen a resident turn her hobby into a business.

Vanessa Howard had amassed a collection of vintage clothes over 25 years, before taking the plunge and opening The Eye of Time, in Clare High Street, after recognising the interest and demand for vintage clothing.

“Originality is key to developing your personal style and wearing vintage clothing means you can stand out from the crowd and be sure that no one will be wearing the same things,” she said.

Items on sale – most dating from 1930 to 1980 – include shoes, hats, bags and jewellery.