Clothing brand Weird Fish has launched its new store in Falmouth with a summer party.

The Summer Party took place on Saturday July 21 and proved popular with local residents and shoppers. Artist Julia Gash joined Weird Fish for the ‘offishial’ opening and created a large canvas featuring points of interest from all over Cornwall, live in store. Julia asked shoppers and children what their favourite thing about Cornwall was and used these answers as inspiration for the canvas.

Weird Fish also offered in-store discounts and exclusive offers, as well as providing all customers with free ice cream, thanks to Cornwall Entertainment. Shoppers were also treated to music from local teenage buskers, Barry & The Crumpets.

Megan Bennett, store manager at Weird Fish in Falmouth, commented: “We opened our doors to customers in April and we’ve built up a really loyal following since then, so it was great to provide our town with a Summer Party as a way of saying thank you for their support.

“The free ice cream went down a storm as it was such a hot day! Our flip flops and T-shirts were the best-sellers of the day due to the high temperatures.”

The store, based in Church Street, has a bright and contemporary design, created to feel like the outside is being brought indoors, with elements of greenery splashed throughout. It’s the third store to open in Cornwall, following the success of the brand’s Newquay and Truro stores.

John Stockton, managing director at Weird Fish, said: “We were really pleased with the turnout at our Summer Party and would like to thank everyone that came along to support us. Cornwall is a great fit for us, because like the Cornish, we love being out and about – our clothing reflects our love of the great outdoors.”

Weird Fish boasts 15 branded stores and all items are available online