Evergreen, Greenford Broadway

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This is one of the few independent clothes retailers in the area, a few doors away from a shop selling menswear. Evergreen is an Aladdin’s cave of everything from knitwear to glamorous cocktail dresses. There was a time when this would have been the first port of call for local women in search of new clothes, but even though you can buy a complete outfit in this shop, along with accessories, it has to compete with chain stores a bus or train ride away. In spite of this challenge, after twenty-four years in the business the proprietor still manages to attract custom from a very wide age range. She chose to run a shop like this because it would provide her with an income as well as a home while allowing her to keep an eye on her children and attend to the needs of a relative. This has got to be one of the friendliest places in Greenford and I strongly recommend a visit.

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