Friday, 24 December 2010


Dear Customers of Ruby Blue,

It is with great regret to inform you that as of the end of January 2011, I will be laying Ruby Blue to rest.

May I take this opportunity to thank you from the depths of my heart for all the kind words and support you have shown over the past 3 years, your loyalty and devotion to what has been created here will never be forgotten.

I will walk away happy and proud in the knowledge that Ruby Blue will sleep happy and loved.

A million Thank Yous and Merry Christmas x

[More news on this soon]


  1. This really sucks.

    Hope you and your family have a great Christmas dude!

  2. This is so sad. Your shop was a oasis of style in a rather bleak desert. It always raised my spirits just visiting. perhaps you could have a on-line Ruby blue?

  3. Shame. I have to agree with the anonymous comment above. Good luck in whatever you do next.

  4. Aww.. I always looked forward to visiting. Thank you for making me so happy, and filling a little hole in my life. Good luck, and i'll miss ruby blue :)

  5. I can't believe that this is happening, dear Ruby Blue was the only interesting shop in Carlisle, so beautiful. This is a nightmare. I agree with the comments above, we will miss you so so much.

  6. Hi all.
    Thank you for all your messages and well wishes.
    The only reason i'm shutting shop is that i'm ready to move on. miss ruby has done incredibly well and i wouldn't want anyone to think that i'm closing because the store isn't doing well, because that is not the case at all.
    i have plans to go online but nothing is confirmed as of yet. i'm currently in new york and it has been lovley to read all your comments while i've been here, and once i'm back all my new plans will be put into motion.
    you will all be the first to know so keep checking :)
    thank you again and happy new year :) x

  7. Thanks for saying, I've been quite sad but I feel better knowing you'll be happy and love the idea of an online Miss Blue.
    Have a wonderful time in New York, good luck and I wish you the best of luck with whatever you'll do.

    (dear God I just realised that ashamed.)

  8. I hope you will continue to blog about all things vintage and fantastic, so enjoy this blog xx

  9. I'm making a huge sad face. But then it does mean that there is a great sale on... trying to make 2011 my year of "every cloud has a silver lining". Carlisle just doesn't have enough interesting shops/places to find interesting people so you will be sadly missed!

  10. Not fair, walked by today and miss blue broke my heart.
    ..have to say however that the online idea sounds awesome. Good luck miss you. xxx

  11. This is sad good luck with your next project. my lovely please could you inform me of your closing date? xxx

  12. Hi Thanks again everyone.
    Saturday 29th Jan is the date.
    Hope to see you all soon x

  13. One of my friends told me that miss blue is now at a new location but it is a smaller shop, inside a shop. Is this true? Or is it a ruby blue wannabe? xx