World of Teddy Bears
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SF
Now donít be surprised if your breath is taken away as you enter this fantastic store. World of Bears is renowned for being the best & what must be UKís (some say Europeís) largest specialist Teddy Bear Store. There is something suitable for everyone, from young to old, and something for everyones budget.
The World of Bears is housed in a traditional merchant''s warehouse near the River Tone, once used to ferry locally produced goods such as flour, woollen cloth and leather goods. The World of Bears is located in Riverside Place and the Courtyard on the high street, both renowned as havens for the shopaholic with all kinds of independent speciality stores.Ē
This themed outlet is the first of its kind and possibly the largest specialist shop in the UK. World of Bears boasts well over 4000 sq. ft.
The main showroom, which is accessible through an alcove adjoining the store front, has several ''shops within a shop'' with substantial areas devoted to major names including Charlie Bears, Steiff, Hermann Teddy Original, Merrythought, Hansa, Gund, Suki and Ty. A Corner is devoted to bears and soft toys suitable for babies, ensuring that arctophiles of every age are catered for. Upstairs you find a number of life-size studio animals such as bears, tigers, elephants and even giraffes, proving that World of Bears doesn''t do anything by halves! Some say each area is bigger than most teddy shops.
In total, World of Bears has well over 18,000 bruins, animals and soft toys in stock at any one time, including items from past collections as well as the very latest releases.
Most of the range''s are on display, thatís all under one roof, giving you the biggest choice in the UK. Hence are available for immediate delivery. In the unlikely event it has sold out, you can be rest assured its already on order.
When you shop instore or on-line you can collect PawPrints, for every £100 you spend you will receive a voucher for £5 at the beginning of the year as a reward for your loyalty. This has proved very popular with over 3000 qualifying customers during 2014.
In 2015 Elaine launched a new website designed specifically for improved experience on tablets and phones as well as continuing for desktops. This has proved highly successful with all her world-wide customers.
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