News Article

Fat Dog Retail opens in Northwich

27 April 2021

A unique goth shop has launched in Northwich selling hand-poured wax melts, candles, soaps and homewares - a dream come true for Angela Birleson and Angelus Ellis, who wanted to create a goth shop which would not be intimidating to shoppers.

Angela said: "I started the wax melts in the first lockdown to make wedding favours for our wedding, which Covid has postponed for a year. We then launched a website for them after major testing – next came my partner's dream to have a goth shop."

Angelus continued: "Our target market ranges from goth/emo/punks to people interested in the occult, wicca etc. My goal in the shop design was to create something that I would want to shop in, but also somewhere that my mum could shop for me in.

"A lot of goth shops I went in growing up were small, cramped and might be off-putting to someone not into that kind of thing – we wanted something different.

"It's more been a dream of mine to open this kind of shop since I was a teenager, but my partner has been very supportive and I couldn’t have done this without her.

"The response has been amazing. We are working hard to get awareness out about the shop as we are outside of the town centre, but when people come in they have all been very impressed."

The shop is located at The Old Printworks in Spencer Street, and you can find out more by visiting the Fat Dog Retail Facebook page, or the Fat Dog Retail website.

(via Northwich Guardian)