READERS and visitors to Cumbria have had their say over their top picks for where to buy new clothes in the south of the county.

1. Home& Sole, Millom.

This independent retailer in Millom is a great stop for unique clothing pieces and offers a wide range of shoes, bags, scarves, purses and home furnishings.

The shop received five stars on Google and one reviewer said: "Fabulous range of beautiful things and clothes, very friendly staff too."

2. The Hen House, Bowness-on-Windermere.

The quirky and brightly coloured shop is a go to for original garments and lovely accessories. The business has become well known for its vibrant window displays, which are ever changing to reflect the season.

Managing almost five stars, one Google reviewer said of the shop: “Excellent customer service great little shop don’t walk past well worth a visit.”

3. Icon, Dalton Road, Barrow.

Receiving four and a half stars on Google this menswear shop has had plenty of good reviews, with customers commenting on the “great service” and the “good range of branded clothes at reasonable prices.”

4. Raggz, Scott St, Barrow

Another menswear shop which scored highly was Raggz at almost four stars, offering seasonal and stylish menswear at “competitive prices.”

One reviewer said: "Always friendly service and happy to give you an honest opinion when trying clothes on."

5. Maya Maya, Kendal.

This boutique is a treasure trove of stylish finds and offers great womenswear for day to day wear or that special occasion.

One reviewer said: “Such a fabulous shop. The very best service, honest opinions and a great eye for what suits you and your lifestyle. Nothing is too much for the team.”

6. Blue Owl, Bowness-on-Windermere.

This independent boutique offers a variety of styles and unique pieces not to be found anywhere else.

A very happy reviewer commented: “A treasure in the heart of Bowness. Great value for money, something to suit every style. The staff are more than happy to help you find what you’re looking for and it’s really easy to shop online when you’re not in the area!”