A BRITISH womenswear brand has opened its second standalone shop in Helmsley.

Tulchan will stock the fashion brands collections, alongside their accessories and a range of gifts hand selected from independent producers across Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Michele Needham, the shop’s managing director, said the company was established on the edge of the Lakes and the Dales in 1984, inspired by the surroundings to create signature printed garments, accessories and knitwear with a love of colour.

“We are incredibly excited to be opening our first store in North Yorkshire,” she said.