In a place like Hungerford Arcade, you often don't know what you want until you see it. But when you see it, you have to have it! This is exactly what happened when Alan Montague-Dennis came in with his two children, Grace and Freddie.
Alan came in to buy a top hat. He knew exactly what he wanted and had already chosen it. So that was quite straightforward. He did pay part of the balance with two bottles of Bollinger, but that's a different story altogether!
While he was trying his hat on and chatting to the desk staff, Grace and Freddie were exploring the shop. After looking at a few bits and pieces and finding nothing that they particularly wanted, they were ready to go. But just as they were leaving, they spotted the perfect item. It was a china model of a whippet with a light brindle coat. The spitting image of their own dog, Vera. Dad took a bit of convincing, but he eventually caved as the kids assured him it was a once in a lifetime find. And when we saw the two together, we all agreed that the match was perfect!