The official opening will take place at 12.12 on the twelfth day of the twelfth month in the year of our Lord, 2012.
12:12 12. 12. 12. That has to be a good omen.
Partner Dave Ireland: 'We're in the throes of dressing the upper floor for opening and completion is imminent, so we thought we'd make the opening date as memorable as possible. We're a small shop in a small town, but we're known far and wide, so the date had to be something special...'
While the lower floor has been described by customers as an 'Aladdin's Cave' the upper floor will have the wow factor too. Blood red chandeliers, red rugs, jet black floors and white walls. And a tented ceiling.
The decorating team have been working around the clock to get things ready for the big day and all the work has been worth it.
The upper floor will house the Gentleman's Department, plus hats, shoes and bags. And of course the ever changing display of glamorous evening wear that Time After Time are known for.
Time After Time's biggest surprise is the affordability of their treasures. Big City quality at small town prices.
Dave: 'We're not in London. Our prices are realistic. We begin with lucky dips for one pound and charge a little more for a Prada tote bag or a Chanel twin set.'
For those of you who are not lucky enough to be able to visit Time After Time or Stroud in person, there is a wonderful website with even a few pieces for sale on-line.
And in the future there are many new plans. A miniature Wedding Fair in the spring, a Valentine's Week, Sunday Coffee Concerts and so much more. The Time After Time After Time Evenings (imagine a bunch of girls trying everything on after the shop has closed to the public, accompanied by Champagne and canapés and you'll be close).are legendary in The Cotswolds. (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details)
So, all in all, the beginning of a prestigious fifth year in the offing.
Stroud may be small, but it has a place on the vintage fashion map for fashionistas far and wide.
For up-to-date information, check out the Time After Time website at www.stroudvintage.com