Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Wren Boutique, Dorset

Casey Gregory and Jemima Johnson opened Wren Boutique in June 2007, with a mission in mind: to create a boutique store with friendly staff, beautiful clothing and stylish products for you, your family and your home.

Their intention is to look for quality and they pride themselves on their careful sourcing and selection of products from the UK and around the world.

They are committed to keeping their ideas and products fresh and ever changing.

17 Salisbury Street
Blandford Forum
DT11 7AU
Tel: 01258 488 766

Plume Boutique, Marlow

Plume is a great little boutique in Marlow owned by Gemma Fox and this is what she says about it:

"With a background in freelance fashion styling, working for magazines such as Easy Living, The Saturday Telegraph and Marks & Spencer Magazine, I've learnt a great deal about how to make all shapes and sizes look fabulous.

Through Plume, I've sought to deliver beautiful classic pieces with a contemporary edge, focusing on soft colours, fresh prints, sumptuous fabrics and flattering cuts to produce that effortless kind of feminine style.

And that's just the clothing! With a vast selection of one-off accessories including velvet embroidered bags, vintage print kimono's, semi precious jewellery and silk printed cushions, there's something for everyone. I hope you'll agree!"

Plume stocks clothing in sizes 8 to 16 and accessories for all.

Spring/ Summer 09 Collections
By Malene Birger, Almost Famous, Antik Batik, Crumpet Cashmere, DAY, Essentiel, HOSS Intropia, Stella Forest, Palace London, Rosemunde, Rutzou, Serfontaine, Selected Femme, Joes Jeans...

Caro, Angie Gooderham, ASH, Sofie Schnoor, Seda France, Filles des
Iles, Lisbeth Dahl, Suai, Aventure, Azuni, Marylyn Larkin, Sting in
The Tail, Star Mela, Jocasi, Olga Berg, Antik Batik... and many more!

Drapers article - click here

Plume Boutique
7 Station Road
Bucks SL7 1NG
Tel. 0845 0038950

Red Ruby Rouge Boutique, Ireland

Red Ruby Rouge opened its doors in November 2007 and since then has enjoyed an incredibly successful 15 months. Red Ruby stock mainly US designer collections from New York and LA - almost all of whom are exclusive to Red Ruby Rouge in the UK and Ireland.

The designers they represent are either very well established in the US but little known in the UK, or are up and coming on both sides of the water, many of the designers have great celebrity and movie stylist followings with regular appearances in popular shows such as Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, and Lipstick Jungle amongst others.

The girls have found there to be a huge appetite for these designers and trends both locally in Northern Ireland and more widely throughout the UK and Ireland via the web store -

“In just a matter of months from opening, we have been very fortunate to be featured in Grazia's Fashion Charts several times, as InStyle's Store of the Month, and as one of the 50 Best Boutiques in Britain (Stella/ Sunday Telegraph) and in many other notable local and national press. We've been thrilled at the response we've received from local customers, web based visitors and industry press - and look forward to growing our brand even further in the coming years."

Fashion collections at Red Ruby Rouge include:
Adam (Adam Lippes), B-Low the Belt, Carrie Valentine, Cloak & Dagger, Erica Weiner, Geren Ford, Howell, Kara Janx, Madison Marcus, Michelle Mason, Moss Mills, Myne, Nugaard Designs, Porter Grey, Rache Leigh, RN Convertible, Robert Rodriguez, Sevy Designs , Splendid, Susan Farber Collections, T Luxury, Tusk, Tucker by Gaby Basora, West Feren, White + Warren


120 High Street
Co. Down
BT18 9HW
Northern Ireland
Telephone: +44 2890 427818

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Boutique Fashion: Avoca Renaissance Biba Dress

This gorgeous Avoca Renaissance dress comes in a Beautiful floral print in pink and green with a deep v-neckline and short sleeves. It features a frilled hem detail and contrasting band under the bust which ties at the back. Another lovely summer dress from the girls at Mya Rosa Boutique!

Available in dress sizes 8 -16
60% viscose, 30% poliamide, 10% silk
Fully lined
Side zip
Gentle machine wash
Buy now from Mya Rosa Boutique - click here

Cuckoo Lifestyle Boutique, Cambridge

At Cuckoo boutique the girls are passionate about fashion that is different. As Britain's high streets increasingly become the domain of the large international chains, Cuckoo's aim is to provide somewhere to create an individual look that is unique and refreshing.

Their hand-picked fashion and accessorie range includes clothing from both established and emerging designers, a selection of great vintage and modern accessories and a range of fabulous girly gifts. Throw in the occasional piece of vintage clothing as well as items the girls pick up on their travels abroad.

At Cuckoo Boutique you will find everything from practical everyday wear to sumptuous outfits for special occasions.

The Cuckoo store is located at Burwash Manor in the village of Barton just on the outskirts of Cambridge and a couple of minutes from Junction 12 of the M11. Burwash Manor is a series of converted farm buildings housing a collection of small, unique shops with plenty of free parking,

so why not go visit cuckoo and make a day of it in cambridge!

Burwash Manor
New Road
CB23 7AY
Tel: 01223 262123

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Online Boutique: Kitty and Polly

Escape the doom and gloom and bring some handmade chic into your life with accessories and gifts from online store, Kitty and Polly.

Created by Paula Green (Polly), the Kitty and Polly website offers a range of beautifully crafted and designed handbags, accessories, homewares and gifts handmade by designer/makers from across the UK.

"There is growing demand for original, handmade products', Paula explains. ' More and more of us are looking for something a little bit different, as a gift, to accessorise our home or to express our own sense of style. Much of the High Street is dominated by the same stores, selling the same products so we aim to provide a cute, quirky and stylish alternative to that!

From chic clutch bags handmade in London to vintage style shopper bags handprinted in Scotland as well as cute recycled brooches from Northern Ireland, everything is handmade locally -nothing is imported or mass produced. Where possible, creative use is made of discarded and forgotten fabrics and there is also a small range of Fair Trade products . Current best sellers this season include felt hair accessories in a range of summer and classic colours and vintage shopper bags with matching purse. The range is constantly evolving with new products being added on a regular basis.

Buy the gorgeous clutch bag featured online at

Boutique Brand: Evie Belle by Sairah Hicks

When Sairah Hicks, Evie Belle’s designer was a little girl she was enchanted by the House of Elliot, the setting of the 1920’s television program about a young designer named Evie. The program’s lead character implanted herself in Sairah’s imagination and created the aspiration to one day design her own fashion label.

Years later when it was time to name her brand, Sairah returned to this childhood fantasy and named the company Evie Belle partly based on the character’s name and partly on the Latin translation ‘the start of something beautiful’.

Sairah trained and worked for many years within tailoring companies for international brands, giving her the rare talent to truly understand fabrics, shape and aesthetics. This is why Evie Belle’s clothes are well made, tailored, luxurious, and most importantly beautiful.

The label maintains a corporately responsible image by manufacturing all clothes within the UK or Europe as well by only using fabrics mainly from natural fibres like cotton, silk, linen, and wool.

Evie Belle is for the woman who understands luxury and indulgence. Each piece has a ‘beautiful detail’ whether it is the buttons, fabric or the way the clothes shape the body.

The design can complement the different shapes of a woman’s body. It is possible to create sculpted pieces that will compliment and enhance any woman.

Evie Belle is proud to be an ethical and corporately kind brand.

Clothes are manufactured in the UK and Europe

Use of natuaral and sustainable fibres where possible

Sairah researches all the fabric suppliers and their manufacturing processes to ensure that they fit Evie Belle’s ethical platform

UK: +44(0)208 9868608

Leap Super Summer Sale!

Saturday 20th June - Put it in your diary!

Brands include:
Avoca, Odd Molly, Nougat, Bellaju, Fever, Fransa, Palace London,
Calla Lily, Caro London, Kaffe, Syrup, Cream, Marmalade Cashmere,
Emma Howard Cashmere, Bee Jewellery, Aganzi, Irem Deniz and many more……

Leap will be selling next seasons collections at Half Price before they even reach the shops!!!
Many items are one off samples, so come and join them for a glass of bubbly
and some fantastic bargains.

We provide a FREE crèche to entertain your children while you relax and shop.

FREE Parking / FREE Bubbly / FREE Creche from 9 - 1
Credit/Debit Card Facilities / All Fashion at Sale prices

Click here to join the 'Leap Sale' Newsletter

Open 9am – 6pm
Ashprington Village Hall
Tel: 01803 840 183

The event is 3 miles from Totnes town centre
To view a map click here
For directions please call 01803 840 183

Customer Testimonials:

"I got 4 fantastic dresses for under £100, I will definatley be going to the next Leap Sale"
Liz H

"it was like having the choice of a city come to a village hall, and all at Sale prices
Jane C

"I only came for the Odd Molly but ended up leaving with a lot more!"
Sue P