Popular Grantham lingerie shop to close

Jeannie Crabtree is closing her lingerie shop after nine years.
Jeannie Crabtree is closing her lingerie shop after nine years.
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A popular women’s underwear shop is closing its doors next month after nine years in business.

Jenny Wren Lingerie & Hosiery opened in The George Shopping Centre in 2008 to provide a bespoke fitting service.

Owner Jeannie Crabtree wanted a place for women to go to receive a more personal service and good customer care.

After opening the shop with her friend Suzanne, who was already working in the lingerie industry, they have had many customers over the years.

Jeannie said: “We have had so many lovely, loyal customers, many of whom have become friends over the years. We have also helped many women who have had a mastectomy. Being able to offer a discreet service has been really important.”

After Suzanne left, Jeannie continued to trade but has now decided that the time has come to close.

She added: “Shopping habits in Grantham have changed dramatically in nine years, especially with people using the internet more.”

Jeannie will also be bidding farewell to The George Shopping Centre after 22 years.

She said: “I started off working in Hallmark Cards, where I stayed for 10 years before moving to Furniture and Co.”

Jeannie will host a clearance sale from the beginning of October until it closes on Tuesday 10 October.

She added: “I want to thank all of my customers over the years. If I have been able to help a dozen ladies then I have done my job well.”