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Breaking News ! Cambridge's high street has changed dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic. And sadly, many old favourites have been forced to shut up shop due to the pressures of the coronavirus restrictions. But luckily, the shopfronts didn't remain empty for long and the loss of those stores has given new ones opportunity to open in the city. From chains like Urban Outfitters to several of our very own independent shops, there's a huge variety of shops to be found in our city. Here are just a few of the shops that have opened up in Cambridge since the start of the first lockdown. Cubitts The storefront on Trinity Street High-end glasses store Cubitts is opening a new shop in Trinity Street, Cambridge this year. Cubitts creates high-quality handcrafted frames and sunglasses and has cultivated a reputation in recent years as one of the top glasses brands in Britain. According to the Cubitts website, the new store is set to open in spring 2021, giving it just over a month to open its doors before summer begins. Find the latest news in your area: Department of Magical Gifts The Department of Magical Gifts on Rose Crescent saw queues of witches and wizards on its first day in October The Department of Magical Gifts, a gift shop that stocks a range of items related to the world's favourite boy wizard, first opened its doors in Cambridge's Tourist Information Centre in 2018. However, the store was forced to close its doors and the shop moved to a new location on 17 Rose Crescent in October last year. The shop stocks everything from Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans to replica wands, modelled after real-life props from the movies. Urban Outfitters Urban Outfitters new store on Sidney Street Cambridge (Image: Cambridge News) Multinational lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters is setting up shop on 18-19 Sidney Street, in the former premises of independent pop-up store Raft Mkt, which was previously Jack Wills. It is set to open in early May, with job adverts for a store manager and sales assistants posted on LinkedIn a few weeks ago. This is the brand’s first store in Cambridge, after successful openings in many UK cities including Oxford, Nottingham and Edinburgh, with its flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. Anthropologie The Anthropologie storefront in March this year Luxury clothing store Anthropologie has recently opened in Cambridge's Market Square. The storefront was formally Cath Kidston until last year, and the new store opened on April 16. Anthropologie, which is part of the same group as Urban Outfitters, has several shops in the UK - including in London, Edinburgh, Oxford and Bath - but this is the first in Cambridgeshire. CambridgeshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the CambridgeshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email.
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New Espresso Library in St Andrew's Street, Cambridge
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Espresso Library opened a new cafe just outside the Grand Arcade in December last year. Specialising in coffee, it's the second Espresso Library cafe in Cambridge, with the other situated near Parker's Piece on East Road. If you're after more than a quick drink you can also enjoy a tasty brunch. They serve everything from pancakes to Welsh rarebit and avocado toast. The Hockney Gallery The Hockney gallery moved to Bridge Street in Cambridge in June last year, having previously been in Stamford, replacing the now-closed Petrus bridal shop. The gallery has a wide variety of David Hockney's artwork for sale, from original artworks to limited edition prints. Mabel Fox
Interior design business Mabel Fox opened a new store on Green Street in Cambridge late last year. The family-run business moved into the premises on November 1 - just days before the second national lockdown. According to its website, it prides itself on "thoughtful planning, beautiful colour schemes and home decor that make your home a joy to be in." Fantasia
Fantasia is Cambridge's emporium for exotic and eclectic clothing and antiques. It first opened on Mill Road in 2013, but moved to 16 Rose Crescent in the city centre last year. Along with an incredible selection of clothing, the shop stocks antique Japanese woodblock prints, oriental rugs and textiles, cards and much more. Miniso
People queuing to get into a new shop in Cambridge Miniso after lockdown
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Chinese retailer and variety store Miniso opened its Cambridge store on Petty Cury in November last year. The quirky store specialises in household and consumer goods including cosmetics, stationery, toys, and kitchenware.
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