A new women’s clothing shop is coming to Grand Cayman. Forever Summer is set to open its doors in Camana Bay this month.
The shop, which will be located on the Paseo across from Islands Jewellers, will carry a wide range of affordable, yet stylish clothing in the latest, up-to-the-minute styles.
Owners Catherine and Ian Dawson-James already have three other thriving stores in Camana Bay — Sand Angels, Activ Angels and Little Angels — but Forever Summer will be a completely new retail experience, says Catherine.
“This is a totally new store concept designed to reflect the halcyon days of summer with a neutral, light and airy feel to it. It’s a place to come, meet friends and fall in love with your next new outfit,” she says. “We can all remember those summer days when life was perfect and it was all about having fun, making new friends, dancing to the music, enjoying that carefree feeling and looking beautiful and feeling beautiful. We want that to last forever. Naturally, the name, Forever Summer, perfectly expresses that feeling.”
The inventory will be refreshed each week with only a small number of items for each style so Catherine urges people to shop early and visit the store often before they sell out.
“We search the globe to find the most desired looks and bring them to Cayman in limited quantities,” she says. “We are confident that Forever Summer will appeal to a wider age range because when fashion is this affordable, it becomes accessible to more people. We want to share the love.”
Catherine’s fashion background has allowed her to bring extensive retail knowledge to Cayman. She is a graduate of the London College of Fashion and a former retail manager for a global United Kingdom High Street women’s designer brand. Her 25 years of in-depth working knowledge of resort retailing on island has given her a finely tuned understanding of the Cayman market, which to the uninitiated is very difficult to master.
Catherine and Ian pride themselves on the highly personalised customer service that each of their curated stores offers. “We have an amazing team of dedicated and enthusiastic associates who love to make customers happy,” she says. “It truly is an uplifting experience and we are very proud of each and every one of them.”
They feel that Camana Bay is an ideal platform for their business as it reflects the same level of professionalism, attention to detail and community togetherness they strive for.
“Over the past eight to nine years we have grown our business in very specific ways and we deeply appreciate our customers’ loyalty and support, as everything we do is for them,” says Catherine.