Hardy amies Cheap Homecoming Dresses UK to shut new cabot circus store It opened a new store its sixth in the uk in quakers friars last week, which employs six staff.Its ranges for men include ties at 55 each, and jeans which sell at a discount cost 145 a pair. The company had http://www.stwd.co.uk/wedding-party-dresses/mother-of-the-bride-dresses.html to suspend trading in its shares a week ago, on the day after its cabot circus store opened.In a statement, the company said it had since been approached by various parties interested in helping solve its funding difficulties but had been"Unable to finalise an offer that would secure the future of the company. " Clients have included the actresses vivien leigh and dame helen mirren, and british rock band the zutons.Sir edwin became famous in 1952 as the man who dressed princess elizabeth, as she then was.Three years later he was granted a royal warrant. The brand took on other highprofile clients such as the 1966 england world cup team and the 1972 british olympic squad. Sir edwin shook up his traditional this page image when he created the futuristic costumes for stanley kubrick's 2001:A space odyssey, in 1968. Say i'm all that surprised that a store such as hardy amies has gone into administration in"These troubled times"However i don't think it has much to do with one of its stores being opened in bristol!We've spent the last decade getting drunk on cheap, sometimes free credit and now it's time for the hangover to kick in!This is where the"Specialist"Shops such as hardy amies will suffer people might still have money, but they won't have the desire to spend 2000 on a dress from harvey nicks(Which, having visited last week, i would have to say is a complete joke of a store), particularly when there is a climate of fear over jobs, money, repossessions and so on.Perhaps the national concsiousness has realised that it can't risk defaulting on mortgage payments to buy a brand new silk shirt that costs more than liberia's deficit anymore!The shops that will survive this"Credit crunch"Are the ones who can adapt and move with the times.People will still have money to spend it's vital that we do spend some money to keep the economy going but the stores need to make their wares more affordable, and give more"Bang for your buck"In order to enable this.If you like cabot circus, good for you, if not, good for you.Stop whinging!Sorry i mentioned about hotel chocolat karen, but i love it!No havnt been to that patisserie place yet jojo, but will make sure i do.Maxine, i am fed up with negative bristol comments too. (Did anyone see that harry paul show?There was a sctech about an imbred geordi dog, had a bit of bristol inhim, now why should we be thought of as imbred?Lol)Steve.