Independent Workington trader Cherry Tree Fashions is to shut up shop after its owner so it had become too busy.

The millinery and fascinator shop in Wilson Street will close on Saturday, with owner Norah Alderson saying she had taken the decision to close in order to "get some life back."

Cherry Tree Fashions will continue to trade online and by Facebook to fulfill existing orders.

Ms Alderson is now selling off all stock, which includes hats, wedding accessories, wedding supplies, fascinators, evening bags, jewellery, wraps and gifts sets, candles and home decorations.

Most of it has been reduced by 60 to 70 per cent, while all new wedding flower and crafted orders also have had 20 per cent off chopped off.

She is also selling of the stores fixtures and fittings.