The Loft

1 Bartlett Street Bath BA1 2QZ

A modern take on a mini department store, The Loft is (I quote) "lifestyle shopping at its elegant best". It certainly looks classy – a range of achingly cool interiors and fashion goodies under a lovely old regency-styled roof. The quirky clothing is courtesy of BLUE; the covetable couches and candlesticks are from Obi and Moo. It's not cheap, but, hey, anyone can afford a drink, and The Loft also provides refreshment in the form of Cafe Lucca, its Italian coffeeshop, serving up a range of Mediterranean delicacies, including bruschetta, organic soups, panini and Italian wines.

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