Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Brits' love of fashion rides out recession!




The recession has not dampened British women's love of fashion as new research shows nearly half of female shoppers have spent the same or more on their clothes in the last year.

A report published by Mintel this week reveals that despite gloomy reports that consumers are tightening their purse strings, over half of UK consumers (54%) did not reduce the amount they spent on updating their wardrobes. More than four in ten consumers (43%) did not change their clothes shopping habits and a dedicated one in ten (11%) followers of fashion said they actually spent more on clothes than they usually would over the past year.

Overall, nearly half of women in the UK (12.7 million) spent the same or more on their clothes despite the economic difficulties.

Comment:
So the "Lipstick Effect" really is true! Great news for all those indy fashion boutiques out there!

Article taken from a newsletter belonging to 'Pure' womenswear tradeshow www.purewomenswear.co.uk

Picture: Leap Boutique, Totnes (as was, we miss you!)







Monday, 21 June 2010

Lux Boutique, Bath (Next door to Mee!)



LUX - the best ladies shoe and accessory emporium in Bath. Offering a vast array of sexy heels and must have bags all at varying prices. From Mulberry and Anya Hindmarch to Chie Mihara, Belstaff, Hudson boots and many more. There is plenty of choice to suit every pocket. Welcoming staff and stylish interior.

and the best thing is once you have brought your self some new shoes and a bag you can pop next door to Mee boutique and get yourself a new dress too!

Fashion Footwear Brands include:
Anya Hindmarch, ASH, Belstaff, Chie Mihara, Converse, Fit Flop, Hunter, Ipanema, Melissa, Mulberry, Redfoot, Ugg

Mee/Lux
9a, Bartlett St, Bath, Avon BA1 2QZ
Tel: 01225 442250

Sunday, 20 June 2010

One Boutique, Online



One Boutique is a stylish online store where you can buy clothes and accessories from the UK’s most beautiful independent boutiques.

You'll love this online shopping sanctuary that brings you the very best of boutique style coupled with fabulous boutique service; that’s open every day of the year, all around the world!

Choose from popular boutique brands including, Odd Molly, By Malene Birger, Bernshaw, Dyberg Kern, Elizabeth Lau, Emily & Fin, Paige Premium Denim, Miss Budd, Rachel Leigh and Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Brands
Adam, American Vintage, Ash - Footwear, Avoca, Avoca Anthology, Avoca Origin, Bernshaw, Bumper, By Malene Birger, Calla Lily, Citizens of Humanity, Cream, Dusk, Dyrberg Kern Jewellery, Elizabeth Lau, Emily and Fin, Emma Gordon, Hoss Intropia, InWear, J Brand Jeans, Lupo Handbags, Melissa Shoes, Michaela Louisa, MiH (Made in Heaven) Jeans, Moschino, Noa Noa, Nugaard Designs, Odd Molly, Olivia Rubin, Paige Premium Denim, Part Two, Rutzou, Stills, Totem Praia, Velvet

For a great shopping experience visit www.oneboutique.co.uk


Beautiful Boutiques Featured in Wikio UK Fashion Rankings

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Koh Samui Boutique, Covent Garden, London



Koh Samui is located in Covent Garden, Central London. The store sells women’s wear from designers including 3.1. Phillip Lim, Chloe, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Tsumori Chisato, Dries Van Noten, Marchesa, Eley Kishimoto and more. You can choose from designer and vintage clothing and designer accessories including shoes, scarves, jewellery and bags.

Just to let you know that we have never actually visited this boutique, It looks gorgeous! but it may be worth reading the reviews found here, If you do go though let us know what you think!

Thanks
BB

65-67 Monmouth Street
Covent Garden, London
WC2H 9DJ
Tel: 020 7240 4280

http://www.kohsamui.co.uk


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Fairtrade Boutique Jewellery by Bloom


Beautiful fair trade pearl drop earrings

Enamelled in stunning turquoise, silver, fucshia, red or green and decorated with sparkling crystals and clusters of tiny freshwater pearls. Gorgeous statement earrings that are surprisingly light.

Totally nickel free and hypo-allergenic

4cm drop including hook

FREE GIFT WRAPPING
The earrings come beautifully handwrapped

Click here to buy online

Brought to you by Bloom Boutique
Bloom Boutique specialises in beautiful yet quirky dress, costume and fashion jewellery with a vintage twist for all ages and all styles. Bloom's jewellery collection is eclectic, stylish and most importantly very wearable.

The collection encompasses everything from earrings and necklaces, to bracelets, bangles and brooches.

The inspiration for Bloom Boutique is taken from all over the globe. Our designers travel extensively and are always looking for next "in vogue" style.


Forty Four Boutique, Lincoln



Forty Four is a small independent gift shop with a turquoise door. Find the boutique on the quirky little street of Steep Hill in Lincoln, close to the cathedral and castle. They sell all sorts of colourful gifts and homeware and specialise in unusual cards and stationery. Everything in the shop has been carefully chosen for its great design or handmade qualities.

forty four
44 Steep Hill, Lincoln, LN2 1LU
T:(01522)527516

www.myspace.com/fortyfoursteephill

http://www.fortyfoursteephill.blogspot.com/
http://www.fortyfourshop.co.uk

Opening hours:
Mon - Sat 10.30 to 5
most Sundays 11 to 4 (best to phone and check they are open on a sunday!)


Frank Boutique, Whitstable, Kent







Frank is a great little 'stuff' boutique and is a place for British alternative applied arts and contemporary craft, for the handmade and the home-made, for the original, the quirky and the downright eccentric. Visit Frank in Whitstable for books and badges, jewellery and stationery, for textiles, prints, ceramics, lighting and everything inbetween - we love Frank!

Frank
65 Harbour Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AG
Tel: 01227 262 500
www.frankworks.eu