Saturday, 31 January 2009

Online Boutique: Anusha




Established in 2004, Anusha is a Bath-based online boutique that specialises in bringing together a hand-picked collection of fabulously feminine products by talented young designers. Its aim to only choose clothes, accessories, jewellery and gifts that make you look and feel beautiful – it’s the perfect place to find gorgeous party outfits, sparkling jewellery, must-have accessories and original gifts that you won’t find on the high street.

Anusha is totally tuned into the pleasures of shopping on the web. Unlike so many online boutiques, everything is styled and photographed beautifully (no shots of clothes on headless, plastic mannequins here!), so you really get the feeling of discovering a gorgeous little boutique shop filled with tempting goodies – from the comfort of your desk.

The friendly, easy-to use website also includes style tips for each item; a blog with all the latest behind-the-scenes gossip and news from its owner, Elizabeth; a gift guide for men (send your boyfriend/husband there for Valentine’s Day gifts NOW!); plus an archive sale section, where you can bag a bargain from previous seasons’ collections at up to 70% off.


The Daily Mail
'Visiting this site is like having a personal shopper who has trawled high and low to fill a boutique with gorgeous clothes and jewellery just for you.'

Marieclaire.co.uk
'If online boutique Anusha isn't already on your style radar, then now is the time to become acquainted. Packed full of elegant clothing, accessories and gifts.' Easylivingmagazine.com: 'You will find effortless elegance across the site, reflecting Anusha's winning sense of style and taste for temptingly feminine pieces, both in the fashion and home sections.'

Click here to visit Anusha!


Boutique Brand: Baby Ceylon


Baby Ceylon is a gorgeous little brand based in Portabello and has been around for nearly 20 years. The name Baby Ceylon comes from a Balinese brothel! that owner Carole saw on her travels. When the brand was first launched all those years ago every dress, skirt and top was hand made, the company has now grown significantly and has another shop and studio. The collections are small with limited edition pieces and everything is made in London!

Click here to buy Baby Ceylon online

Monday, 26 January 2009

The Laundry Boutique, Wells UK





The Laundry Boutique is a fabulous little find in the quaint old market town of Wells in Somerset, the store was opened just before Christmas to offer locals and tourists something different to the norm, The Laundry offers brands such as Palace London and Bee Jewellery and also the kitsch local label Fru Fru, every piece of Fru Fru fashion is individual and has been hand tailored in the UK.

Theo Johns, the owner of The Laundry brings to Wells a wealth of fashion knowledge having worked as buyer for the likes of Ermes, another great asset to the store is Vannessa who has previously worked as PA to Vogue editor Liz Tilberis.

Other Fashion Collections at The Laundry include:
Avoka, Soaked in Luxury, Fever, Velvet, RedCat Knitwear, Orla Kiely, Hush, Papaya

*sorry about the dodgy pics, I took them myself!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Selkie Boutique, York



Selkie Boutique is a unique shopping experience set in York, The boutique is situated in a lovely three storey townhouse, the store offers an eclectic array of fashion and jewellery including lots of beautiful one-off pieces and also some funky favourites by the likes of Bee Jewellery and Tatty Devine.

Selkie boutique which is owned by Lucy Weller was also featured on "Mary Queen of Shops", although Selkie has always been a beautifull boutique, Lucy needed help with the business side of things and in the show Mary Portas helps her turn the business around, Click here to read about it!

Fashion Collections you can find at Selkie include:
Tocca, Graham and Spencer, Sara Berman, Les Nereides, Tatty Devine Jewellery, Angel Jackson Bags, Ollie & Nic, Palace London, Inwear, Great Plains, Diabliss, Johnnie Loves Rosie, Bee Jewellery

Selkie
45 Low Petergate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 7HT
Tel: 01904 626242
www.selkieclothing.co.uk



Boutique Gift: Hand Painted Russian Dolls from Berry Red



Squeals of delight echoed around the shop as the girls unpacked these gorgeous Russian Dolls, they seem to appeal to adults as much as children! These sets of 7 are particularly lovely and each one is individual. The largest doll measure 15cm(h) and the smallest measures an eeny 2cm(h).

To get your mits on these handpainted russian dolls from Berry Red click here

Berry Red
29 Church St
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 2LR
Tel: 01432 263039

www.berryred.co.uk

Boutique Book: The New Boutique by Neil Bingham




This book is a lavish presentation of some of the most courageous collaborations between the world's most critically acclaimed architects, designers and the leading fashion houses of our time. It brings together the most cutting-edge fashion boutiques of the twenty-first century in the major fashion capitals of the world: London, Milan, New York, Paris and Tokyo.

The New Boutique features stunning photography throughout and great text by Neil Bingham, a leading commentator on architecture, design and fashion. Included are Sybarite's Marni boutique in London, Claudio Silvestrin's flagship store for Giorgio Armani in Milan, Frank Gehry's project for Issey Miyake in New York, Philippe Starck's work for Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris and Herzog and de Meuron's Prada Epicenter in Tokyo. A compelling reference for anyone interested architecture, design or fashion worldwide.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Mee Boutique, Bath - Spring Update!



New for Spring at Mee... We have the most stunning new labels alongside our favorites. CAMILLA is exquisite, all hand embroidered dresses from Australia, printed silks and cool cottons, ideal for when the temperatures rise... KARMA with gorgeous jersey dresses and softly draped grecian style tops... SONG 2, a silk range, sourced in the far east, in amazing Magenta pinks, soft corals and vintage style neutrals. We also have the hottest jeans in all the latest shapes, from HUDSON and PEOPLES LIBERATION, selling fast! And of course, the lovely HEIDI KLEIN range, coconut candles, swimwear, bandeau dresses, kaftan style tops in exotic prints, one of which is featured already in this months Harpers Bazaar!... all reminiscent of lazy days on the beach... We look forward to seeing you soon Love Mee x

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Half Price Ugg Boots? ask Franc



50% OFF UGG BOOTS AT FRANC BOUTIQUE!
Get on down to Franc in Bakewell, Derbyshire for your fill of discount fashion and footwear. Unfortunatley the girls don't sell online yet but if you know what you want why not give them a call on 01629 814427 and they will be happy to help

Other Fashion Brands you can find at Franc include
0039 Italy, Beaumont Organic, Chilli Pepper, Day Birger and Mikkelsen, Essentiel, Firetrap, French Connection, Johnny Loves Rosie, Lee Jeans, Marc O'Polo, Odd Molly, Once Upon A Time, Ugg Footwear, Unisa

Franc Boutique
Orme Court
Granby Road
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1ES
Tel: 01629 814427

Ugg Sale Tip off thanks to www.findafashionshop.co.uk



Angels Boudoir, Cheltenham



Angels Boudoir is a lovely little boutique set in the backstreets of Cheltenham. The boutique stocks such lux brands as Angel Jackson and Anonymous and is the place to get your Uggs! best be quick though as word is Ugg's are going to be a lot harder to find in the next few months due to their Uk distributer going bump story here

Brands featured at Angels Boudoir:
Angel Jackson, Anonymous by Ross + Bute, Earnest Sewn Jeans, Ella Moss, Looking Glass, Metalicus, Skunk Funk, Ugg Footwear, West Village

Angels Boudoir
11, Great Norwood Street
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 2AW
Tel: 01242 235963

Photo's courtesy of www.findafashionshop.co.uk

Friday, 16 January 2009

Find a Fashion Shop in the UK - Made easy!




FINDAFASHIONSHOP.CO.UK is the No.1 directory of UK Independent Boutiques, featuring over 1000 brands and making it easy for you to find your nearest stockist! Register for free to receive exclusive discounts and special offers and enjoy browsing our style news and blog with all the latest fashion gossip!"

We love FINDAFASHIONSHOP.CO.UK, it is simple to use, you can shop by area or by fashion brand, so instead of going to a shopping centre this weekend why don't you search out a fabulous fashion shop near you and go and spend your money there, and keep our beautiful boutiques in business!

The Hambledon, Winchester



The guy’s at the hambledon opened their doors for the first time over 10 years ago and have since then supplied their grateful public with everything you could think of including the kitchen sink! The hambledon ethos was to create a shop that reflected a whole life which could be fun yet functional, the shop is beautifully decked out to feature Clothing, Men’s and Womens, Homeware, Furniture, Vintage finds and stuff for kids.

The Hambledon Collections:

Allegra Hicks, American Vintage, Ann Louise Roswald, Baum and Pferdgarten, Bark Jewellery, Bruuns Bazaar, Cash Ca, Clemente, Conditions Apply, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Tamara Fogle, Goat, Great Plains, Margaret Howell, James Jeans, Just in Case, Elizabeth Lau, Lilly Gardner Jewellery, Made in Heaven, Marilyn Moore, Orla Kiely, Odd Molly, Paul&Joe Sister, Petit Bateau, Repetto, Rutzou, Saltwater.

Coming soon for S/S 2009:
Andersen&Lauth, Bloch, Elm, Love Milla, Local, Tonia Bastyan

The Hambledon
10, The Square
Winchester
SO23 9ES
Tel: 01962 890055

www.thehambledon.com

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Caravan Boutique, Shoreditch, London............. SALE NOW ON!




Just a quick post to tell you about the Caravan Boutique Sale, check out www.caravanstyle.com for some bargain caravan chic!

Check out the Caravan movie click here

We love:
Flea Market Style
by Emily Chalmers
SIGNED!
£18.99
Click here



Caravan
3 Redchurch Street
Shoreditch
London
E2 7DJ
Tel: 020 7033 3532
www.caravanstyle.com

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Bunty and Co Boutique, York



Bunty and Co Boutique is a piece of girly heaven set in the beautiful market town of Pocklington, York. The shop was opened in 2006 by local girl Nicola Scott (Bunty), and the aim of the boutique was to create a treasure trove of all things girlie in York. Bunty and Co has certainly succeeded in this as Nicola has wowed the locals and tourists alike with her eclectic mixture of fantastic fashion brands and accessories

Click here to view more pictures and the lovely Bunty and Co!

What customers have said about Bunty Boutique:

“It’s like paradise!”

“I can feel all my money slipping through my fingers!”

“Absolutely gorgeous…wow”

“Came all the way from Glasgow for the fabulous clothing and stunning service… Jelly babies on the cash desk too, yum yum!”

“Fabulous clothes, fabulous interior…wonderfully refreshing to see a new stylish business in Pocklington”

We Love!:
Yumi Lace Milan Dress
£36.00
Click here



Below is a list of the faboulous fashion ad accessory collections on offer at Bunty & Co Boutique:
Rose & Co. Figs & Rouge, The Branch, Scarlett, Silke , Tales From The Earth, Poetic Licence, Ruby & Ed, Salvador Sapena, Ugly Duckling, Angel Jackson, Clippykit, Ichi, Jocasi, Johnny loves Rosie, Jukes & Proops, Lie down I Think I Love You, Lisbeth Dahl, Lowie, Numph, Ruby & Ed, Andersen & Lauth, Aqua Couture, Beaumont Organic Collection, Becci Caine, Best Behavio, Blonde And Wise, Boutique, Bunty & Co. Burn 'n' Violet, Eucalyptus, Gestuz, Ichi, James Steward, Kal Kaur Rai, Kate Fearnley, Lisa Jayne Dann, Looking Glass, Love Our Stuff, Meem by Memonnah Latif, Nathaniel Lyles, Numph, Out of Xile, Paige Premium Denim, Peoples Market, Pink Soda Boutique, SOS Jeans, Traffic People, Trout And Pout, Yumi


Bunty & Co Boutique
61 Market Place
York
Y042 2AL
Tel: 01759 306 454

To visit Bunty Boutique online click here

Monday, 12 January 2009

Starburst Boutique, Dartmouth




Starburst is a brand new little boutique set in picturesque Dartmouth in South Devon. The store offers an interesting mix of womenswear and accessories from the likes of Betty Jackson, Saltwater (a favourite!) Rutzou and Marilyn Moore, see below for a complete list of fashion collections this little boutique has to offer.

Starburst boutique offers the locals of Dartmouth and holidays makers alike a mix of vintage finds and furniture, luxurious ladies fashion and a choice of gorgeous accessories. Customers are welcomed by Hannah the owner and are encouraged to browse at their leisure.

An afterhours shopping service is available upon request for customers who are unable to visit during during the current trading hours. Please ring Hannah on 01803 835 079 to arrange an appointment.

Situated in historic Foss Street, Starburst Boutique is moments from the river dart and a short stroll from the secluded coves, idyllic beaches and secret gardens which make Dartmouth one of the most stunning locations in the UK.

Collections at Starburst Boutique include:
Armor Lux, Agent Provocateur for John Smedley, Anatomy, Betty Jackson Two, Gemma Lister Jewellery, John Smedley, Joes Jeans, Kenneth Turner, Marilyn Moore, Petit Bateau, Pyrus, Rutzou, Luva Huva, Saltwater, Somerville, Star Mela, Tanya Goodwin, Wilbur & Gussie, Wickle

Starburst Boutique
15a Foss Street
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 9DR
Tel: 01803 835 079
www.starburstboutique.com

Boutique Gifts: Amelia Earrings by Bee


These gorgeous earrings are handmade and handpainted by artisans in India, with beautiful handcrafted detailing they make a perfect gift for daughter or mother alike, the Amelia earrings are delicate to the touch and also very light as they are made from paper mache.


ONLY £18

To order pair of these delightfull earrings please phone 0845 619 9123

Choose Pink or Turquoise

The earrings arrive beautifully wrapped up and are delivered FREE

Elaine Curtis Boutique, Carlow, Ireland



The Elaine Curtis Boutique has been a fashion landmark in Carlow, Ireland since 2001, Elaine who has a history in fashion set up the boutique to provide Carlow with an eclectic and interesting mix of fashion featuring brands such as Atelier Yume and Hoss.

Aswell as a warm welcome everytime you visit, the girls at Elaine Curtis also go that one step further and also do late night shopping by appointment. An over the phone sales service with a guaranteed next day delivery. Layover facility where a deposit will secure any item for 1 month and to top it all an excellent and speedy alteration service.

What else do you need!

Brands you can find at Elaine Custis Boutique include:

Atelier Yume,
By Malene Birger, Cacharel, Goyagoya, Hoss, Intropia, John Rocha, Just In Case Kenzo, Marithe + Francois Girbaud, Parronchi Cashmere, Pianurastudio, Piccimorra, Qi Cashmere, Rachel Mackay, Rada, Robinson, Rupert Sanderson, Rutzou, She's So, Sonia Rykiel, Tim Ryan




CHECK OUT THE ELAINE CURTIS FASHION SHOW!
Watch the video
Check out the pictures

Elaine Curtis
122 Tullow Street
Carlow
Ireland
T: +353 59 914 1790
www.elainecurtis.ie

Boutique Brand: "Beaumont Organic Collection" by Hannah Beaumont



Femininity and simplistic elegance is key to the "Beaumont Organic collection". Garments are not heavily embellished and tailored, they are simply made from quality fabrics. Women who love the Beaumont clothing want to feel comfortable in their clothes, and if they are comfortable they will feel confident and look beautiful.

Traditional styling of the 1800’s is a great passion of Hannah Nicole’s the Owner/Designer of the Beaumont collection and is a strong influence to the designs in the Beaumont Organic collection. Peter pan detailed collars, empire lines and full volume dresses are always at the forefront of the Beaumont collections key looks and are interpreted in a modern way to achieve ‘The Beaumont Organic look.’

Hannah Nicole's chose to have the brand produced at a small family run establishment in the Hills of the North of Portugal: A country with strict trading standards, fair wages and the finest quality. The fabric is made in neighbouring Turkey, transported by van to Portugal for production and then transported to the UK. Portugal’s manufacturing standards are well known in the textile industry, however over recent years a lot of retail companies have moved to the Far East, leaving factories in Portugal suffering. By working with these factories, Beaumont can help re-establish one of the most thriving textile communities, whilst also being ethical, environmental and trading fairly.



‘‘Being a passionate fashionista and owning numerous cotton T’s I began to explore the niche our market has for beautiful clothes that are also environmentally friendly. Hence the launch of Beaumont Organic for Spring Summer 2008. The initial range consists of 8 beautiful pieces all made from 100% organic cotton jersey in neutral shades. Attention to detail, precision, and elegance prevail in all the styles.’’

Beaumont Organic
5 Mayfield Road
Bramhall
Stockport
SK7 1JU
Tel: 0161 440 0060

To view the latest Spring/Summer 2009 Beaumont Organic Collection click here


Friday, 9 January 2009

Feather and Stitch Boutique, Richmond, London



Feather and Stitch was created by Fiona Sanderson and Fleur webb, the girls have over 20 years of Fashion expertise, They met each other at London College of Fashion and then went on to work with many of the large High Street names aquiring all the fashion knowledge they needed to bring us this brilliant boutique.

Both the girls love to bring the customer a more eclectic offering, one label being Grace Sun, a rising star of the fashion world who has already featured in Vogue and Grazia, other brands include: A Common Thread, Bilingual, By Malene Birger, Day Birger, Earnest Sewn, Edun, Joseph, For Joseph, Grace Sun, Ginger and Smart, Madeleine Press, Maje, Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Taylor, Tara Jarmon Paris and Tocca.

Feather and Stitch: Top Five Outfits

Click here to get the Feather and Stitch style!

Feather & Stitch
54 Hill Street
Richmond
London
TW9 1TW
Tel: 0208 3322 717
www.featherandstitch.com

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Boutique Brands: Pump up your Boutique style with Bohemia!



Spring into this January with a pair of gorgeous Bensimon Pumps from Bohemia Design, The "La Tennis" Pump is a classic Bensimon pump with a voile ribbon detail, Visit www.bohemiadesign.co.uk to check out all of the other Bensimon styles and colourways.

As well as Footwear Bohemia stocks a fantastic selection of Fashion, Jewellery, Homewares and everything else in between, another BB favourite are the faboulous kids toys by Pakhuis Oost.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Grace and Mabel Boutique, Clifton, Bristol



Sited in the lovely Clifton Village in Bristol is "Grace and Mabel" an eclectic boutique owned by 3 sisters, whom obviously have great taste as they stock in their boutique the likes of American Vintage, Antik Batik & the amazing Les Nereides Jewellery. The boutique is warm and colourful and a great way to spend an hour on a cold winters day pondering over their amazing collection of vintage looking handbags, clutches or purses. Another boutique of note in the Clifton area is: Eighteen, 18, The Mall, Bristol, Avon BS8 4DS

Brands include:
American Vintage, Antik Batik, Bash, By Malene Birger, Chie Mihara, Citizens of Humanity, Daniela Benson, Hoss Intropia, Les Nereides, Manoush, Miss Bibi, Repetto Shoes, Rutzou, Sonia Rykiel, Tara Jarmon, Vanessa Bruno

Grace & Mabel
17 Regent Street
Clifton
Bristol
Avon
BS8 4HW
Tel: 0117 974 3882

Pictures courtesy of www.findafashionshop.co.uk

Monday, 5 January 2009

Wild Swans Boutique, London





“Wild Swans” the name was taken from the Hans Christian Anderson Book and perfectly suits the type of designers that the boutique stocks aswell as the customers that grace the soon to be 3! wild swans boutiques.

Best known for it’s fabulous Scandinavian collections, Wild Swans has gone from strength to strength, about to open the third fashion store within 3 years.

Caroline Van Luthe, the owner carefully selected the shops locations for their individuality and boutique feel.

Champagne is served every weekend to add to the treat that is “Wild Swans” and all of the staff are experienced personal stylists, all of which makes your visit to the boutique a fantastic experience.

Labels include:
AMERICAN VINTAGE, ANN LOUISE ROSWALD, AYMARA, BEAUMONT ORGANIC, BECKSONDERGAARD, BILLI BI, BJORG JEWELLERY, BY MALENE BIRGER, CAMILLA STAERK, CARLA CARLA, CCDK, DAY BIRGER ET MIKKELSEN, DESIGNERS REMIX, GINGER & SMART, HELENA ROHNER, JAMIE MASCARO, JANE KONIG, JOES JEANS, LOLLYS LAUNDRY, MAGGIE WONKA, MAJE, MALOU SANDER “MUUS”, NAJA LAUF, PENELOPE CHILVERS, PM JEANS, PROMISE JEWELLERY, RABENS SALONER, RUTZOU, SOFIE SCHNOOR, STYLE SNOB, TARA JARMON, ZETTERBERG

SALE NOW ON!
Wild Swans has up to 75% OFF SELECTED LINES.

Chiswick
14 Devonshire Road
London W4 2HD
Telephone : 020 8742 8555

Islington
54 Cross St
London N1 2BA
Telephone : 020 7354 8681

Mill Hill Broadway
Coming Soon!

www.wild-swans.com