A former pub landlady has opened a second-hand clothing store to help her deal with the grief of losing her son.

The new shop called 'Twice But Nice' has opened on Barrack Street in Bridport. 

It is a second-hand clothes shop selling high-end women's clothing.

Tina Pullen decided to open the business after suffering from depression following the loss of her son Michael Wall.

Her much loved son died 15 years ago aged 19 - and Mr Pullen went on shopping sprees as a way of coping with the loss. 

This led her to acquire more clothes than she could wear, and so the idea of opening a shop arose, not only as a business but as her 'therapy'.

Mrs Pullen, a mum-of-five and former landlady at the Hare and Hounds in Waytown, said: "I have always wanted to own a shop. When I suddenly lost my son I went into a spiral of depression and this is my outlet.

"It is my therapy, I think it will also give me a confidence boost.

"I have really just brought up five children, some farming but mainly just being a mum. But now it is my turn to do something for me."

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Twice But Nice on Barrack Street in Bridport

The shop will operate by receiving clothes and accessories in good condition from the public which will then be sold with a straight 50/50 split of the profits.

Items not sold within six weeks are requested to be collected within 14 days.

"I hope to make an affordable place for people to buy and sell clothes. I love the social side. People come in and I can't stop talking," added Mrs Pullen.

"People bring their old clothes to us and we sell them. We are trying to stick to the higher end but can still do some stuff for everyone.

"I am excited to get started. If you are on the high street please do pop in even if it's just for a chat and a warm-up."

The shop will be run primarily by Mrs Pullen, with some assistance from her daughter Daisy.

It will be open 10am to 4pm most days except Thursday when it will close at 1.30pm, and all day Sundays.

Mrs Pullen plans to have people come in with their second-hand clothes to sell on Mondays.