A NEW bargain shop has opened near Worcester town center offering toys just in time for Christmas.
The Boulevard Online discount store opened at Shrub Hill Industrial Estate as well as two warehouses in Shrub Hill and Warndon.
Stores sell returns or items that cannot be sold due to packaging damage, but not the product at heavily discounted prices.
Store manager Aaron Brown of Warndon said, âWe had a really good Halloween with people buying their costumes.
âThe retail footfall here isn’t that big, but we think a lot of parents will really benefit from the store, especially around Christmas time.
âIt’s been a tough year with covid, but here they will find some great items at a reduced price.
âWe check eBay and Amazon for items to make sure we’re underestimating them. ”
Boulevard Online is owned by Dom Portman and has been renamed Fancy Dress Worldwide.
He sells toys, costumes, party supplies, pet food, crafts, and more six days a week.
Most of the discounted items are from well-known brands and the retail store has been turned into offices.
Boulevard Online as a whole has just under 60 employees.
Mr Brown said they hoped to attract more people to the High Street store.
âWe are about a three minute walk from the Asda parking lot.
âWe have found that a lot of people who come here have told others about it.
âIn one day, we had seven referrals.
“We have the brands that people are familiar with, for example if they have a particular product like for example gaming headphones, they will come in and be surprised at their low price.”