Sunday, 30 June 2013

The Stud

Balenciaga


















These studded gladiator sandals will add that essential edge to any summer outfit... 



























And they're a real style steal! 

 
Size: 6 / Price: £85.00 (Cost New in 2010 £665.00)

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Céline Box Bag

Céline





















My my, more Céline!  And the covetable Box bag at that!

This classic bag can be seen swinging from the shoulders of fashion's most stylish, or gripped tightly under their arms - it transforms into a handy clutch by simply removing the adjustable leather strap.

Complete with its own dust cover and authenticity tags, as well as the original sales ticket, this is a unique opportunity to own one of Céline's most sought after bags... 



















Price: £995.00 (Cost New £1,999.00)

Friday, 28 June 2013

The Summer Sweater

                   Vanesssa Bruno                                               Helmut Lang                                            Etoile Isabel Marant




















With our not so hot British weather these past few years, the summer sweater has certainly come into its own. 

And given its versatility, it's the perfect investment piece!  

Wear now with a denim skirt or shorts, then next season layer over a simple t-shirt to help keep the cold at bay.

These three great knits are from a selection now in store...



Vanessa Bruno: Size 8-10 / Price £85.00
Helmut Lang: Size 8-10 / Price £95.00 (Cost New £325.00)
Etoile Isabel Marant: Size 8 / Price £75.00 (Cost New £215.00)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Espadrille

LK Bennett





















As avid followers of fashion (and my Twitter followers!) will know, the espadrille is the shoe of the season.

And I couldn't quite believe it when this brand new pair arrived in store...

If you've a holiday on the horizon, then snap up these super summer shoes while you can!


Size:5 / Price:£45.00 (Cost New £59.00)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Get the Look...

Image via Pinterest
Emmanuelle Alt









































The status of the humble denim shirt has been elevated from simple wardrobe staple to must have statement piece, thanks to super stylish Emmanuelle Alt.

The chic editor in chief of French Vogue is often seen sporting one of her favourite slouchy shirts, and here she's been snapped striding out in an Isabel Marant design.

And we have just the shirt in store!


Etoile Isabel Marant


























With its relaxed fit and oversized pockets, this 'borrowed from the boyfriend' shirt is perfect for putting that nonchalant French style into practice!  


Size:8-10 / Price:£75.00

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

One of a Kind

Draw in Light



























These two pieces from English fashion label Draw in Light are both one of a kind.

The London based company uses free-hand silk-screen techniques in the printing of its garments, and each one is an individual.

So for something truly unique, pop into store!   


Size: One Size / Price: £95.00 each

Monday, 24 June 2013

The Hobo Bag

Vanessa Bruno



























New in store!  This medium leather 'Hobo' bag by chic Parisian designer Vanessa Bruno.

Complete with its original dust bag, this top handled carry all also has a detachable shoulder strap.

And the clever grey/brown colour makes it the perfect go with anything piece!


Price: £285.00 (Cost New £515.00)

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Travel Essential

Smythson





















Another holiday must have, this red leather luggage label from Smythson of Bond Street has just arrived in store.

Complete with it's original box, this travel essential would also make a great gift!


Price: £29.70 (Cost New £60.00)

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Day to Night

Havaianas





















If you're looking for some functional as well as fabulous holiday footwear, then we have two perfect pairs for you!

For day, the only flip flops to be seen in are Havaianas, and this brand new pair of the Brazilian must haves have just arrived in store.

At night, switch to these super D&G sandals, which fasten at the ankle with beautiful scarf ties...



D&G





















Havaianas:     Size 6-7 / Price £15.00 (New)
Scarf Sandals: Size 7   / Price £95.00

Friday, 21 June 2013

Céline Steal!

Céline






















If you missed out on yesterday's piece of Parisian chic, then this perfect Céline purse is just for you!

The two tone beige and black leather wallet from the label du jour comes not only with it's original box, but its very own mini dust bag!


















In store while stock lasts...


Price: £190.00 (Cost New £280.00) 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Chanel Chic!

Chanel





















Oh la la!  Look what's just arrived in store...

This brand new black leather coin purse by Chanel.

Perfect for slipping into the smallest of bags, this chic little piece comes complete with its original box and authenticity cards.

A must have for one lucky style maven...

















Price: £180.00 (Cost New £260.00)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

How to...Shop the Sales


















In the real world, we're still waiting for summer to arrive, but in the world of fashion it's almost over! Yes, it's sales time again.

So here are my top five tips to help you bag a true bargain this season...  


Know what you want before you leave the house...
It's all too easy to get caught up in sales fever and simply embark on a random spending spree.  To avoid bringing home more 'bargains' that end up at the back of the wardrobe, think about what you really want, or need, before you hit the stores.  

Set yourself a budget...
A budget is often the last thing we think about at sales time, but try to avoid looking at the reduction and focus instead on whether you can afford the price.  Consider not only the cost of each item in pounds and pence, but the likely return in terms of investment potential or cost per wear.

Shop with your long term wardrobe in mind...
Think about what you'll want to be wearing in the coming months, rather than what you perhaps wished you'd worn this season.  The sales are also the perfect time to replace any well-worn wardrobe basics, or invest in some new lingerie.

Avoid expensive mistakes...
The lure of the discounted price tag can be irresistible, but just because an item is half price doesn't mean that you'll ever wear it.  The same rules apply whether you're shopping in or out of the sales, so avoid items that don't fit you, or your lifestyle.

Know your rights...
Sales items are often marked as non-returnable.  While this doesn't affect your statutory rights, it does mean that the 'goodwill policy' which many stores typically operate won't apply.  So when you buy something in the sales, be sure that you truly want it, as if you simply change your mind, or even find that you've taken home the wrong size, you won't have any legal right to return it.


And finally, don't forget that here at the shop we have an ever changing selection of marked down items all year round!  Have you checked out our reduced rail recently? 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Back to Business!




















Batteries recharged it's back to business!  

After a relaxing break, we reopen at 10.00am today and I'm itching to get back in the shop.  Especially as we've had some super new stock in while I've been away. 

I'll post all the details on the blog over the next few days, so do keep checking back, or better still pop in and see us!  

It's great to go away, but so good to be home...