A lingerie store that has been operating as a successful pop-up shop in recent weeks is to move back into its permanent department store home at the end of August, when a refurbishment project at the building is completed.

Wallingford department store Pettits in Oxfordshire is currently undergoing a refurbishment of its ground floor area and is on schedule to reopen by the end of the summer, which is when its lingerie pop-up shop will return back to the main store.

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The store in St Mary’s Street closed in March 2015 and several departments, including lingerie and menswear, were then relocated to pop-up shops in a bid to keep the Pettits brand trading.

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Manager Kevin Willis said that the pop-up shops worked well and proved popular with customers, especially since the refurbishment works took longer than expected.

When Petitts reopens in August, all departments will trade from the ground floor and there will no longer be a cafe on site.

Nine new flats were added to the site, after store owner Richard Rowse, said that running Petitts over two storeys was no longer profitable, according to the Oxford Mail.