Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Anna Boutique


Anna was founded in 1994 by Anna Park; the first store opened

in Burnham Market, Norfolk followed three years later by the arrival of the first London store in Primrose Hill; due to their phenomenal success another four stores opened throughout the South East.The boutiques have established themselves as some of the most successful independent womenswear retailers within the UK due to a winning combination of beautiful clothes and exemplary customer service.

A wealth of design talent, both national and international labels are sourced and promoted within the stores maintaining a fresh innovative style necessary in sustaining the expanding customer base.Anna continues to evolve... her ever-growing clientele is testament to her inimitable style and understanding of fashion which is evident when shopping in her stores.

tel: +44 (0)1582 713888

general enquiries: enquiries@shopatanna.co.uk
order enquiries: orders@shopatanna.co.uk
styling enquiries: styling@shopatanna.co.uk

Thursday, February 24, 2011

DAI Boutique Wexford

The Dai woman is defined by herself alone.

At Dai we aim to help you affirm your individuality. Our mission is to rejuvenate your shopping experience; to offer difference and to create an alternative to the high street while still maintaining their competitive price range.

Conveniently located Wexfords Main Street, Dai is a spacious treasure trove of all things stylish. Expanding over two floors and housing our seasonal fashion shows, Dai is truly different than the average petite boutique.

Open for over three years our boutique has developed and adjusted to embrace our growing client base. We have worked hard to source reasonably priced labels to protect our desire for style in the current economic climate. Happily we now provide such an extensive range of brands and price that both mothers and daughters can shop comfortably together. We also provide after hours shopping and deposit facilities to ensure you get what you love, how you want it and when you want it.

Our team of ladies each with their own signature style contribute to the bedroom closet laissez faire attitude of the shop and encourage you to ‘try, try, try’ until you are satisfied that your outfit has ‘you’ stamped all over it.

Please feel free to call in or even have a sneak peek at our Facebook page where we upload our new arrivals, special offers and posts on any upcoming events taking place. Our most enjoyable events include our in house fashion show which offers lots of styling ideas while you sit back and enjoy refreshments and perhaps a tipple or two! All for free!

Embrace your uniqueness and beauty. Shop at Dai.

Our contact details are as follows;

Shop no: 053 9121613

Email address: daicollections@hotmail.com

Facebook: Type ‘Dai Boutique’ into the search bar

Nickys Ragtales......

I missed London Fashion Week and had to forgo several invites to some great catwalk shows. The tickets are like Hens teeth and as I sat at home or in the showroom either asleep or slumped over my desk I tried hard not to think about what I was missing and tried not to sneeze over customers as I carried on selling. The great thing is that I was able to watch several of the shows live from my couch such is the miracle of the internet. Within minutes of watching I was able to post them on nickysragtales.com which means that everyone can watch and comment.

I’ve been blogging now for a year and a half and have built up a lovely group of followers, these are people that I sometimes meet and who tell me they enjoy my posts and my occasional off beat humour. Today I had a call from someone from the Christian Loubouton company who wants to meet with me as they have recently opened in Dublin’s Brown Thomas and I’m guessing they may want me to write a piece about the them. This has made me think. Do I write just because I’m flattered to be asked? Do I write for money or a gift? The answer to both of those questions is a very definite NO. I made certain rules for myself when I started the blog and they are very simple. I only write about things I like (or don’t like) and speak my mind. I don’t accept money or gifts before writing and I certainly don’t ask for anything. Sometimes I do get gifts but they are always a surprise and not necessary. A thank you is all that is required. I love the fact that it’s my blog and I can do what I want with it. I am though starting to think about how I can monetize the blog in a way that will not compromise my ethics in any way. I would like to cover my costs at least and will perhaps consider advertising but only of products or businesses that I endorse. I think it’s time I called my Internet tech friend Rob from Lady Umbrella or tech guru Krishna De for some advice on how to go forward.

Have a fashionable week ahead……


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Martha and Bea Boutique

Martha and Bea stock gorgeous handbags,jewellery,scarves and accessories.Always concentrating on quality,wearable pieces and some which are a little different too!

They are delighted to stock products from British made labels,Owen Barry,Kate Hamilton-Hunter Studio and new for 2011,a fabulous range of jewellery by Lesley Phillips.A super range of fair trade accessories have arrived,featuring makeup bags,jewellery rolls and bags.Also,the stunning,vintage inspired range by Rosie Fox.

You are sure to find that perfect gift or something rather special for yourself!



07733 064635



Friday, February 11, 2011

Gia London

The Gia London Designer Range is fresh and distinctive and is for those individuals that look to fashion as more than a seasonal trend. The effervescent lust for life we see in our customers has helped us create our signature style of English romance coupled with an exotic ‘je ne sais quoi’.
The results; exquisite, timeless, classic, unique pieces which reflect and capture that carefree, heady abandon of summers past and spread it over seasons, a style which radiates warmth from the inside out whatever the weather. They’ll be showcasing short and forward order at Pure London on Directional Stand F024!

UK Agent:
Angela De Napoli
+44 (0)203 167 0510
+44 (0) 7932 309 547


Friday, February 4, 2011

Magic Number Three Boutique

Magic Number Three
A change for good in fashion
Magic Number Three is a style conscious, eco minded online boutique that provides ethical choices for a discerning clientele.The MN3 ethical fashion boutique was launched in 2008, at premises in Saltaire Village World Heritage Site, UK. From the end of 2010 MN3 evolves into a more sustainable business to become truly magical online.MagicNumberThree.co.uk offers all the services you would expect from a boutique store with personal styling advice, seasonal events, ethical style news and culture.The Magic Number Three website receives thousands of hits per week and the number of Friends of MN3 subscribers grows daily. Sign up to Friends of Magic Number Three for all their news and views.

Contact Information:

Magic Number Three Ltd.

2 Victoria Road, Saltaire, BD18 3LA, England

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pure London

There’s only a week and a half left until the UK’s biggest buying dates. From 13 – 15 February, Pure London in Olympia and Pure Spirit in Earls Court are bringing more brands, catwalks, seminars and features than ever. With so much on offer, and with free shuttle buses running between the two venues every few minutes, make sure to plan in at least two days to your diary to take it all in.

Registering for your free tickets to attend both shows is quick and easy at http://www.exporeg.co.uk/visit/sites/emap/pure/feb11/vis/reg.asp?PC=ebuzz – and you’ll save yourself £20 on the door.

Here’s how we recommend starting off the show to make the most of it.

On Day 1, head to Earls Court for Pure Spirit, kicking off your day at the buyers’ survival breakfast. Here you can enjoy a tasty complimentary breakfast of bacon baguettes, pastries, tea and coffee. Plus, catch a glimpse of Olly Murs on stage; pick up a free event guide and bespoke Spirit shopper bag; and take advantage of a number of exclusive offers from media partners RWD and Drapers.

At 11am, experience the Next Generation designers and Best of British brands on the catwalk at Earls Court, before heading to Pure London for midday to see leading trend forecaster, WGSN, translate their exclusive insights into a live catwalk.

Pure is your oyster, and to sum up, there’ll be:

1,100+ brands showing across the two venues

Contemporary and high-end brands exclusive to Pure London including DAY Birger et Mikkelsen, Stefanel, Nougat, Winter Kate, Fenn Wright Manson, Tatty Devine Jewellery, Veja and Bernstock Speirs

Trend-led men's and women's young fashion brands exhibiting at Pure Spirit including Pepe Jeans, Firetrap, Iron Fist, Custo Barcelona, Rare, Mina UK, Desigual and Skunkfunk

22 catwalks – twice as many catwalks as ever before across three stages to bring buyers the best of AW11

40% more seminars than ever – from easy steps to taking your shop onto the web, to advanced ecommerce, trends, range planning, to inspiring shop layouts from around the world

Celebrities and industry leaders – confirmed so far are Mark Heyes from Daybreak (formerly GMTV), Jessica Brown from Drapers, Eric Musgrave from UKFT, Katie Price, Olly Murs and Zandra Rhodes

Stitch – the UK's dedicated menswear and accessories trade show is co-locating with Pure Spirit at Earls Court

For the full event timetable click here

For the list of exhibiting brands click here

Jane Davidson Boutique


Jane Davidson is a family run business, founded in 1969 in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh by Jane Davidson. The boutique is now run by Sarah Murray, her daughter, and is based in a Georgian townhouse in Thistle Street, discreetly located in Edinburgh’s elegant New Town and in the thick of the upmarket shopping area. The store has grown steadily since it opened on the ground floor of its current site and has expanded over 4 floors in the last 15 years. In July 2008 Jane Davidson launched their first transactional website. Unlike online only boutiques, there is a well established store behind the site. All purchases are carefully handpicked, wrapped and sent from the boutique. Same day deliveries are available within the Edinburgh area and, most importantly, the sales team are available within business hours to offer advice and answer queries by phone or email.

The boutique in Thistle Street, Edinburgh, showcases a tempting assortment of international designer brands. Favourites include Diane von Furstenberg, Missoni, Moncler and Armani Collezioni. Brands which perform most successfully instore are those that are ageless, that can be worn by a 17 year old or a 70 year old. Brand exclusives in Scotland include Herve Leger, Jenny Packham, Nicole Miller, Lela Rose and Collette Dinnigan. An impressive selection of denim labels including J Brand, Mih and Joe’s jeans sit alongside more casual brands such as Oakwoodleathers, Goat and Queene & Belle cashmere. Knitwear features strongly on the ground floor, from Cameron Taylor,Madeleine Thompson and Lamberto Losani. On the upper floor Oscar style eveningwear dominates, with brands including Jenny Packham and Collette Dinnigan. New brands for Spring/Summer 2010 include Halston Heritage, Valentino Red and Bruuns Bazaar.

The philosophy behind the store is very much centred around exceptional customer service and a relaxed atmosphere. In winter there is a real fire on the ground floor and on entering the store you will be offered a coffee or a herbal tea. The sales team of nine vary in age from 18 to in their 60’s, each with their own unique style and personality. They will encourage you to try things you would never normally have dreamt of. Customer purchases are all carefully logged so that our clients get the most from their wardrobes each year. Information on career, family and social circles is also stored so that our sales team can avoid offering a similar outfit for the same function. Regular instore events, ranging from trunk shows to jeans fitting weekends, are held monthly. A Christmas runway show is even held for the partners and husbands of clients, to assist in their gift shopping.

Thistle Street Fashions Ltd t/a Jane Davidson
Company Number: SC 226 480
Vat Number: 271 194 854
Registered at 52 Thistle Street Edinburgh EH2 1EN

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Agatha Boutique

Agatha is one of the largest independent boutiques in Lincolnshire, situated on the High Street in Central Lincoln. Agatha are exclusive stockists of many premium brands including: Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Emporio Armani, Nicole Farhi, Barbour, Ted Baker and Ugg.

Recently voted one of the 'Best Boutiques in Britain' by British Vogue, Agatha prides itself on it's high levels of customer service, presenting an individual and unique shopping experience. In addition to this, Agatha offers an out of hours personal shopper service, a professional in-house seamstress and a gift wrapping service .

262a High Street





+ 44 (0) 1522 543956

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Dressing Room Boutique

The Dressing Room in St Albans is a multi award winning boutique mixing established with niche brands and local designers. In August 2010 the-dressingroom.com re-launched - the brand mix is fresh, new and exciting. The result is a sleek, fashion focused website with 5 star boutique service.
The Dressing Room was established in 2005 by buyer and retail expert Deryane Tadd, targeting fashion conscious 30 something’s. The Dressing Room has expanded 3 times in 5 years and is constantly evolving. Awarded Best New Business at the Drapers Fashion awards in 2006, The Dressing Room then went on to win Independent Womenswear Retailer of the Year at the Drapers Fashion Awards in 2009. Well respected in the Industry, Deryane has now been asked to join a panel of industry big hitters as a Judge at this Years Prestigious Drapers Awards 2010.Deryane now also writes a regular freelance column for Drapers giving an insight into the world of independent retail and has recently been a key speaker at the UK’s leading Fashion Trade show – Pure London, and will be taking the stage as a Guest Speaker at the upcoming Emap ecommerce conference to give advice and help to fellow retailers.
What the Drapers judges said about The Dressing Room 'Whether the customer is a yummy mummy or a career-driven London commuter, The Dressing Room has the trends and brands to suit a wealth of fashion-conscious 30-somethings.
Deryane Tadd scours the world for the latest must-have collections and labels, and premium denim brands sit alongside specialist short-order brands to ensure a fresh experience for shoppers every week.'
6-8 High Street
Tel: 01727 853 577

Saturday, January 29, 2011

What's About Town


What's About Town Ltd always aims to bring you an exciting range of mens and Womens Costume Jewellery capturing the latest trends to get you noticed and at real value. Genuine Swarovski crystals are used on many products, and a variety of unusual materials and shapes to make some stunning pieces.
Our jewellery is designed and sourced all over the world and every piece of jewellery will arrived checked by hand and beautifully packaged and will be a delight to open.
We stock both mens jewellery and womens Jewellery as well as accessories, fashion clothes and fashion footware.
We are also renowned for our excellent customer service and our team are always there to help you and answer your questions
We hope you enjoy shopping with us!

UK: 07736 668537
INT: +44(0)7736 668537

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lily Stone

“New womenswear brand Lily Stone London was born from the creative vision of former fashion model & Sky Sports TV presenter, Jessica Seaman and the business acumen of ex-Nicole Farhi Managing Director, David Leavens. After meeting through a family friend David immediately saw a natural talent in Jessica who had cut her fashion design teeth through her popular childrenswear brand Poppy & Ned and the two embarked on the creation of Lily Stone. The first full collection for Spring /Summer 2011 has already been snapped up by several leading retailers including Selfridges of London & online boutique Stylepassport.com and with the likes of both Kylie & Dannii Minogue already seen supporting the brand, the future looks bright for Lily Stone.”
For More Info Contact:

David Leavens : 07973 670 859

Olivia Rubin


Now in her seventh season, Olivia Rubin launched her first womenswear line after graduating from the world-renowned Central Saint Martins College in London. Her final collection was chosen for the prestigious press show and won immediate attention from the press who cited her printed designs as one of the ‘standout collections.’

Rubin carried out placements in any available holidays with couturier Jacques Azagury, Tristan Webber and Jade Jagger. Her persistance and enthuiasm scored her work with Alexander McQueen and John Galliano in Paris, where she assisted with Galliano’s main line collections, designing prints that were chosen for his womenswear SS06 lines.

Rubin’s SS07 and SS08 collections were short listed for the Fashion Fringe Award Scheme and gave her the platform to exhibit her designs at London Fashion Week. AW09 saw Rubin’s first highly anticapiated catwalk show in association with On/Off at the Science Museum.

The label has become known for Rubin’s signature graphic prints, (including therenowned brick print) on a variety of simple yet feminine silhouettes. It is heroutstanding prints that have lead to numerous collaborations including ASOS,Oli.co.uk, with this year adding Very.co.uk and Dune to the list who want a piece ofRubin’s prints.

Rubin is building an industry presence featuring regularly in leading British fashion titles including Grazia, Instyle, the Times and Vogue and continues to dress a list of celebrity fans including Cheryl Cole, Fearne Cotton and Jaime Winstone.

2011 is set to be Rubin’s year!