Gigi Boutique fashion store opening in Ipswich town center

Published:
11:23 a.m. July 9, 2022



A fashion boutique will soon open in Ipswich town center after linking up with a successful salon.

Gina Foster, who opened her first fashion boutique last year, can’t wait to welcome people to her new Gigi Boutique at Lewis Hair Hairdressers in Dogs Head Street.


Gina with Lewis’ owner, Lisa Fyatt.
– Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The grand opening of the fashion store in Ipswich town center takes place on July 29.

Gina said: “I opened my first independent women’s fashion boutique about a year ago, in lockdown.

“The Needham Market business has been very successful so I decided to open a second shop in Ipswich.

“I’m friends with Lewis Salon owner Lisa Fyatt and we have our heads together. It’s amazing how women can help each other. I will open my shop inside the hairdressers, on the top floor.


Gina Foster is to open a new boutique at Lewis Hairdressing in Ipswich.  Gina with the owner

Gina Foster is to open a new boutique at Lewis Hairdressing in Ipswich. Gina with Lewis’ owner, Lisa Fyatt.
– Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Gina said the clothes in her shop will also be affordable, ranging from £10 to £200.

The Boutique offers unique fashion pieces that cannot be found anywhere else.

Gina said, “In my shop, women can find clothes for special occasions as well as everyday casual clothes.

“A lot of my customers say it’s really nice to wear items that no one else will have.”

The owner fell in love with fashion many years ago when she was a model.

“I love fashion. It’s been my absolute life. I’ve been in fashion for 30 years. I love how quickly it changes and how everyone can express themselves through it. You can be whatever you want to be.

Gina has always wanted to open her own boutique and sell unique clothes.

“When you look around Ipswich you can see lots of empty shops. It is quite difficult for independent owners to open their business here. Everything is a bet.

“That’s why we partnered with Lewis Hairdressers and decided to put the shop in an already established business.

“They have been operating for over 25 years and have a good clientele. I hope my second fashion store in Ipswich will be as successful as Needham Market.

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