Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Vanilla Boutique, Summertown, Oxford

The very stylish Renate Beaumont created Vanilla Boutique in 2000. Starting off as a small boutique in Summertown, North Oxford, Vanilla has undergone a lot of change over the last seven years and recently has expanded to cater for her lifelong infatuation with interior design. Today the boutique houses a rich and varied selection of original and unique furnishings, objects, art and curiosities sourced from around the world.

Renate was born in Austria. Upon leaving school she studied graphic design for four years and immediately after, moved to Vienna to work for a leading magazine. Renate believes that Fashion is art and this is reflected in her eclectic collections and her ability to continuously seek out new talents.

Renate's passion for beautiful things seeps into every aspect of her daily practice. Working on her Oxford townhouse is an ongoing hobby. A rich palatial feast of clean modern landscaping, Italian furniture and found antiquities reflect her fiercely diverse buying style and creative eye.

Fashion never stands still, and at Vanilla they don’t either. Constantly changing, introducing new labels, seeking out the season’s must-haves. Vanilla stores are quite simply havens of designer delights. Every season, attention is focused on editing the international collections right down to the most sought after key pieces. And while Vanilla stocks the most highly regarded fashion labels in the world, they also constantly seek out the best emerging fashion brands, the fashion brands that you don’t even know you love until you try them.

Fashion Brands:
Baldinini, Charlie Joe, Citizens of Humanity, Diane Von Furstenberg, Goldsign, John Smedley, Kuddy Co, Lillith, Marani, Muir & Osborne, Stella Forest, Transit, VelvetFashion Collections

Boccacini, Castaner, Chloe, Freelance, L'Autre Chose, Maloles, Melissa, Rada

Lifestyle Accessories:
Aasiatides, Abhana, Acqua di Parma, Apothia, Designers Guild, EDEA, Jo Wood, Place de Lices, Poldermans & Artz BV, Pols Potten, Appart a Louer jewellery, Grevi hats, Hult Quist jewellery, Jaliero Sarti scarves, Kapre shawls, Lumi bags, Madi bags, Ophele hair accessories, Rada jewellery, Bee jewellery

13 South Parade
Tel: 01865 552 155


Monday, 19 October 2009

Tulip Boutique, Newbury

Tulip Boutique is tucked away just off Newmarket High Street and like most great things it is worth seeking out.

Di Stannards owns Tulip and she has an amazing eye for those unusual pieces that you are seeking for your wardrobe. Her fashion experience has enabled her to forge great links with new designers and she finds new labels each season to tempt customers with. Di started out in the jewellery business and felt that a natural progression was to open her own shop five years ago. Tulip also benefits Di's experience with jewellery, stocking amazing and unique pieces to add the perfect piece to any outfit.

Tulip endeavours to have something to suit every taste and budget. Everyone at Tulip has a passion for lovely things and a commitment to helping customers find the outfits that are right for them.

To compliment the clothes Di also stocks an amazing range of gorgeous accessories, scarves, hats, belts, shoes and boots plus a few wonderful scented items for your bathroom.

Di also offers a personal shopping experience if you prefer, please give her a call to arrange this if you would like her individual attention.

Fashion Collections include:
Audley, Betty Jackson Two, Designers Remix, Fiva, For All Mankind, Handwritten, Hartford, Hudson Jeans, Joseph, Love from Australia, Made in Heaven Jeans, Opik, Pour Le Victoire, Quinton Chadwick, Rebecca Taylor, Set, Sita Murt, Stella Forest, Tara Jarmon, Twinset, Whiite

8 Sun Lane
United Kingdom
Tel: 01638 561010

Ida wears Lellow Lucy

Lellow Lucy is inspired by the memories of her childhood and her travels. She remembers polka dots, bows, ribbons, stars, bells, leaves, beautiful laces and pearls from her early days. She loves the colours that she came across from her travel; the wild reds, the natural greens, the lovely blues, the unpredictable greys, the classy black, the calming whites and the happy pink. Lellow Lucy tries to incorporate every aspect of these and the results are beautiful, delicate knitwear that are timeless, classy and ultra-feminine.

Lellow Lucy refuses to follow trends but instead wants to provide inspiration and create something that can be worn time and time again. She prides herself on exclusivity. Nothing is worse than going to a party and wearing the same clothes as the girl next to you!

Lellow Lucy started out by selling at a small stall in Portobello Market in London. The continuous positive feedback urged her on and now her clothes can be found in boutiques around UK and Europe.

To find your local Lellow Lucy stockist or for wholesale info please call Leap Fashion on 01803 840 183

Check out the Lellow Lucy Website and Blog

For Brighton Boutique lovers...

Nola Boutique has now moved round the corner and is now at:

42 Gardner Street
Tel 01273 911006
Email: info@nolaboutique.co.uk
Web: www.nolaboutique.co.uk

Don't worry you can still buy all your favourite brands including...
see by chloe, m missoni, rutzou, by malene birger, american vintage, paul and joe, sister karma, antik batik, rn convertible, tara jarmon, alex monroe jewellery.

British Boutiques

Well looky here! another online resource for finding great boutiques in the UK, have a little look at www.britishboutiques.com and tell us what you think, other boutique resources include: www.findafashionshop.com and another, but lot more basic listing of UK boutiques can be found at www.clothesshops101.co.uk.

Leap Boutique Christmas SALE!

Our favourite time of year is nearly here again and what makes it even more special is the Fantastic Leap Fashion Sale in Totnes, Devon, the girls at Leap haven't announced the exact date yet but it will be in December but this time at a different location. This Super Fashion and Jewellery Sale isn't just a local event, people come from all over to grab a fashion bargain, including one lady who flew from Denmark to load up on Odd Molly!

Brands featured in the last sale included:
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……

All of these brands were at massively reduced prices!!!

Check out the photos from the Summer Leap Sale

To be one of the first to be informed of the exact date and location of the Leap Sale sign up to their mailing list by clicking here


See you there!

Beautiful Bottoms as well as Boutiques!

What else would you expect to find at www.beautifulbottoms.co.uk but beautiful bottoms!

The brains behind the bottoms are Lauren Skerritt, Poppy Sexton-Wainwright and Isabel Bradshaw, the girls are all 21 years old and are currently reading Marketing and Management at Newcastle University. They have been busy juggling Beautiful Bottoms along with their University degrees; frantically sourcing fabrics and suppliers to produce a range of gorgeous girly undies that are both comfortable and sexy.

The flirty knickers and bras are handmade in delicate silk prints which are affordable and unique.

“We wanted to create something special and different. The prints are versatile, vibrant and sophisticated , and as far as we are concerned the more of this underwear that can be seen the better. It is perfect worn under sheer tops, kaftans or a little vest or cami.

So don't hide your Beautiful Bottoms!”

make your bum more beautiful at www.beautifulbottoms.co.uk

Bee Jewellery - New Styles now in!

The wonderful Bee Jewellery have sent us some selected pictures of their latest jewellery collection just in time sparkly season! For your nearest stockist please phone the girls at Bee on 01803 840 183

Beautiful Boutiques is back!