Newest Review: ... There are many shops within the Arcade, from a very traditional sweet shop, to designer handbags and other boutiques. I actually f... more
A great shop to visit in Southport
Member Name: Gemzy1983
Advantages: Any price range will be matched
Disadvantages: space in there can be limiting at times
Firstly I cannot believe this shop is on here and so pleased it is as it is where I get all my Pandora!
Tienne is situated in Southport and for those who have not been to Southport, it is on the coastal road and therefore makes a wonderful day out by the sea. The area has since been updated and has an Ocean Plaza with all the main restaurants and a Vue cinema too.
The main street for shopping in Southport is Lord Street, with the recession it has been affected, however a lot of businesses have survived and new ones starting to take place of the ones that did not survive. From Lord St you have a re-vamped old style shopping arcade called the Wayfarers Arcade. It is absolutely beautiful inside with its glass roof and in summer gives you the green house effect and can get very warm whilst shopping. I have taken my girls here during Christmas as well as the tree they put in there is magnificent and they have a little Santa's grotto for the kids.
There are many shops within the Arcade, from a very traditional sweet shop, to designer handbags and other boutiques. I actually first came across Tienne because this is where my Husband had bought my Pandora Bracelet about 3/ 4 years ago. So I went back to see the other range of charms they did in this shop. They have recently improved their Pandora status to Gold so they have a great choice and are able to order in charms fairly quickly.
Even though there are shops in Preston that sell Pandora this shop initially did a reward scheme and therefore I was more enticed to go and spend my money with this shop as I felt at least I was gaining something back.
There reward scheme is:
10 stamps - £5 reward voucher
15 stamp - £10 reward voucher
20 stamps - £15 reward voucher
25 stamps - £20 reward voucher and this could be spent on anything in the shop, which included Pandora at the time. I speak in past tense here as unfortunately Pandora rules, they are no longer allowed to offer this on Pandora items however the reward scheme does apply to everything else in the shop.
The reward vouchers are numbered 1, 2 and 3 and once you have completed your 3rd full card you automatically gain a 10% loyalty card -which means even more discount.
I have always found the staff here to be extremely helpful and will try and assist with anything you need, the shop does focus on Pandora however they do some other lovely jewellery lines such as Pilgrim, One Button and a Men's range of jewellery too.
They appear to have something for any occasion, baby gifts, mirrors, photo albums, wedding gifts and a wide selection of WoodWick candles which has now become a favourite as well!
The shop is quite big however it does get quite busy and so actually getting space to see everything this shop has to offer can get quite frustrating. So try and avoid busy days such as the day before Mother's Day and be prepared to wait if you do.
What I do like as well though is that they do offer a free gift wrapping service and this is something I had noticed when I had received my Pandora bracelet, it was beautifully wrapped and placed in a bag, so I knew my husband had not done it. They are also quite traditional in some ways and still produce a hand written receipt for everything purchased in the shop.
I am aware they do have another of these shops in Longridge and they also have a website though this does appear to be a little out of date with some of the lines they now do. I have also been informed they are expanding this business and will be setting up a new shop on Lord Street in May.
For those visiting the area this is a beautiful shop and a great selection of unique gifts and whether you want to spend just £5 or £200 you will find something. The whole shopping arcade though is beautiful with lovely café's and I would certainly recommend a visit to Southport any day!
I have rated this 4/5 just because it does get busy and sometimes hard to move around the shop.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: A great place for jewellery and some unique gifts