Family-owned clothing company Lazy Jacks is opening a new store at Affinity Devon in Bideford this Friday (July 10).

Affinity Devon has been opening up since June 15. Picture: Sarah HowellsAffinity Devon has been opening up since June 15. Picture: Sarah Howells

The business, which took its name from the family’s beloved lazy cat Jack and sailing terminology, offers bright and colourful clothing for women, men and children.

It will be opening in the former Autonomy premises at the Clovelly Road outlet shopping centre.

To celebrate the opening on Friday, the store will be giving away a free Lazy Jacks notebook to the first 50 customers.

Lazy Jacks currently has stores in Tavistock, Exmouth, Dartmouth and Teignmouth, with this becoming its first one on the north coast.

Gayle and John Robinson started the business in 2002 from their basement flat in Teignmouth, with just one style, the original Lazy Jacks drill shirt.

Nicola Cann, centre management, said: “We are very excited to have Lazy Jacks joining the centre, adding to our already established retail-mix.

“This uncertain period has been tough for retail so it’s encouraging to see continued interest in the centre.

“We love to support local brands and know that our loyal customers will appreciate the new addition.”

Affinity Devon began it’s first phase of reopening on June 15. A few stores are running reduced opening hours or may not be open – visit affinityoutlets.com/devon for more information.