TOP STU­DENTS GO WILD FOR SU­PER-REAL PRI­VATE SHOP SEX DOLL Cam­bridge un­der­grads flock to swanky new-look store


Sunday Sport - - NEWS - By SI­MON DEAN si­mon@ sun­daysport. co. uk

TRANS­FOR­MA­TION: Pri­vate Shop in Cam­bridge wins rave re­views RANDY stu­dents at one of Bri­tain’s top uni­ver­si­ties are beat­ing a path to a new- look sex shop.

And they all want to get their hands on a £ 1,860 hy­per- re­al­is­tic SEX DOLL!

Brain­boxes at Cam­bridge have been flock­ing to the city’s Pri­vate Shop after the store had an up­mar­ket makeover.

And with the new uni year just weeks away, thou­sands of fresh­ers – first year stu­dents – are ex­pected to visit the shop, with many clam­our­ing to buy one of the life­like love dolls.


A source said: “Some of the stu­dents will use the doll for the pur­pose it was de­signed.

“But in our ex­pe­ri­ence, many of the more well- heeled ones – mem­bers of the uni drink­ing so­ci­eties or rugby teams – will take it on bar crawls as a mas­cot.

“It’s quite a sta­tus sym­bol when you come to think of it.”

As well as be­ing a hot­house for eggheads – such as bof­fin Stephen Hawk­ing – Cam­bridge has pro­duced sexy celebs, in­clud­ing Hol­ly­wood star Tom FRIENDLY: Cou­ples and women love the new- look shop IN DE­MAND: New sex doll is fly­ing off the shelves Hid­dle­ston and Strictly Come Danc­ing host Clau­dia Win­kle­man.

The Cam­bridge Pri­vate Shop has been open for more than 30 years but has un­der­gone “a long over­due” mega- bucks trans­for­ma­tion to make it more ap­peal­ing to “cou­ples and women”.

Man­ager Lisa Bernard told Sun­day Sport: “A lot of women said they felt un­com­fort­able com­ing in be­fore the makeover.

“Friends of mine who are pro­fes­sion­als – so­cial work­ers, lec­tur­ers – said, ‘ I wouldn’t be seen go­ing in there be­cause of what it looked like on the out­side’.

“It was a gar­ish blue and it had been that colour for­ever.

“It had that look about it, be­cause the win­dows had a grey lin­ing. It looked so aw­ful.”

Work­ing with her su­per­vi­sor Leigha Turner, Lisa drew up a new de­signer look for the store.

The shop is li­censed by Cam­bridge City Coun­cil and claims to be the only sex shop within a 20- mile ra­dius.

Lisa added: “A woman came in and said, ‘ The shop front looks amaz­ing now’.” FOR­MER STU­DENTS: Tom ( top) and Clau­dia

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