A BROW bar and shoe store have set up shop in the “jewel in the crown” of the town’s independent shopping.

The two new stores have opened in Red Lion Yard in Lion Walk in Colchester.

Soul 2 Sole, a women’s footwear boutique, will offer customers a range of products by brand Ruby’s Shoo.

It will include footwear, handbags, wellies and umbrellas.

Owner Sarah Powell said: “Ruby Shoo’s are full of individual character, they’re not typical of what you often find on the high street and Soul 2 Sole is just the same.

“I want every customer who comes through the door to feel special and be able to ask advice, have a chat and a tea or coffee, even a glass of fizz if they fancy it.”

The shop will also stock vegan flip flops by Coloko.

Ms Powell has set up a rewards scheme allowing customers to earn 20 per cent off if they collect five stamps.

Beauty salon Brows has also opened in the shopping area.

The store provides a range of beauty treatments including brow shaping, brow and lash tinting, lash extensions, manicures and pedicures.


Tanzeela Ahmed, owner of Brows said: “We’re really pleased with our new premises, we offer a wide range of beauty services to help ladies look as glamorous as possible.

“We also have plans to extend our services and hope to do more beauty treatments such as lash lift and hair treatments.”

The shops have been described as a “fine addition” to the town.

Peter Scopes, centre manager at Lion Walk shopping centre, said: “We’re delighted to welcome these two new fabulous independents to Red Lion Yard.


“In the last couple of years Red Lion Yard has fast become the jewel in the crown of Colchester’s independent shopping.

“These new businesses are a fine addition to that unique tradition.”