Mansfield shop’s Victoria Beckham jacket inquiry ‘was a hoax’

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A Mansfield shop has quashed rumours that Spice Girl Victoria Beckham had ordered a jacket from their store.

Stories circulated that the famous fashionista was after a jacket stocked by W Slack and Sons on Rosemary Street.

It was claimed that coat manufacturers Canada Goose had contacted proprietor, John Slack, on Thursday to inquire if they stocked a £749 winter parka jacket in extra small for the singer.

But the shop owner has since u-turned claiming it simply a ‘hoax’ coinciding with the so-called ‘Black Friday’, when shoppers across Britain rushed to snap up pre-Christmas bargains.

Mr Slack said: “We’ve been getting a lot of hassle from this so as far as we’re concerned it’s a hoax.

“It’s a complete fabrication.”

Mr Slack did not want to add any further comments.

Trading since 1902, W Slack and Sons is a family-run independent business which stocks outdoor clothing and footwear.