Like other British towns and cities, Portsmouth’s high streets have experienced big-name losses because of the uncertain retail climate.
The Gunwharf Quays, Port Solent and Cascades shopping centres and high streets in Southsea, Fratton, North End and more local areas continue to draw in great footfall with their offering of stores, though.
But what high street names would make the Portsmouth area an even better place to shop?
We asked our readers to name the best big-name stores Portsmouth’s doesn’t have, and they responded in their droves.
So without further ado, here are the shops they would like to see in the city – counting down from 10 to one.
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1. Portsmouth's top 10 most-wanted shops
Launching our list of Portsmouth's top 10 most-wanted stores at number 10 is Lego. The Danish toy is a household staple for families across the globe, and the people of Portsmouth would love to have their own Lego store here.
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2. Portsmouth's top 10 most-wanted shops
Ranking at ninth on the list, some of our readers would like one of fashion retailers Hollister's famously dimly-lit stores to open its doors in Portsmouth.
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3. Portsmouth's top 10 most-wanted shops
In an age where youngsters are so glued to iPads, some of our defiant readers said they'd like to bring a Build-A-Bear Workshop to Portsmouth to keep the tradition of teddy bears alive with a custom twist. The chain makes eighth on our list.
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4. Portsmouth's top 10 most-wanted shops
Placing seventh, many of our readers said they would like a Yours Clothing store to open in Portsmouth.
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