Competition: Your chance to win that famous Blustons red polka dot dress

Your chance to win that Blustons red polka dot dress (as provided by owner Michael Albert and modell

Your chance to win that Blustons red polka dot dress (as provided by owner Michael Albert and modelled by Ham&High) - Credit: Archant

News that iconic women’s clothes store Blustons is set to close its doors after more than 80 years in Kentish Town has brought shock and sadness to many in the area.

The shop in Kentish Town Road has become an institution for the high street, surviving war, various booms and busts and the rapid growth of online shopping.

Shop owner Michael Albert is retiring and many have contacted the Ham&High to express their sadness at his departure.

But most talked about since yesterday’s announcement has been that dress – the red polka dot little number that has stood in the front window for years, becoming an icon itself.

And as a thank you to his customers and to the local community that supported him all these years, Michael has given the Ham&High that dress to give away to one very lucky reader.

Worth £69 – and as shown off beautifully by out very own Ham&High staff model (pictured) – sizes available are 8, 12, 14 and 16.

Anyone can enter by liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter, and sending us a message or tweet answering the question: “Why do you deserve the red polka dot dress from Blustons’ window?”.

The best answer will be picked out by our editor and the winner will be given what could be the last iconic red polka spot dress sold by Blustons.

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Deadline for entries is tomorrow (Wednesday, March 18) 11am.

Owner Michael Albert outside Blustons

Owner Michael Albert outside Blustons - Credit: Archant

Good luck from Blustons, and good luck from us all at the Ham&High.

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