Our round shop in Edinburgh New Town and our period piece on King’s Parade in Cambridge continue to house a unique and eclectic mix of designer clothing and accessories for all ages, sizes and budgets. We focus on collections which are exclusive to us in both cities.
As always, please do not feel that you need to start from scratch. If you have any rogue pieces in your wardrobe that need matching up, do bring them along with you when you come. Kind personal attention is provided and we would love to help.
A summer to remember in every sense draws to a close and here we are, as ever, bouncing with “woolies” in anticipation of that nip in the air.
Our frontispiece this season is an image from the Indi and Cold collection. Designed in San Sebastian, this competitively priced range of pretty and unusual separates has something for everyone. A great start.
As die hard as ever and definitely a favourite is Lunn with wholesomely autumnal corduroy, a beautifully cut techno group, stretch pebble tweed tricot, fine spot and softly draped dresses. Brocade and sateen skirts add a touch for evening and party wear. The big sister collection, Lilith, with sumptuous wovens and mulberry velvets, is in the Cambridge shop only.
Lauren Vidal from Paris has feminine finely knitted melange in easy shapes, subtle beading and “fireworks” in lurex trim; all on the firm base of contemporary leg- wear. Fashionable and comfortable any time of day. Myrine, from Antwerp, happily combines astrakan and mohair, eyelet and cobweb with just enough frill and froth to spirit us forward in fashion. Lace is big and layering; affordable too.
D’Exterior, a sublime Italian collection of feel good clothes is as strong as ever this autumn. Trend sensitive designs of the highest quality are supremely personable giving lasting pleasure and service. Pennyblack, also from Italy, our chic little diffusion range, is not just op-arty although these are the pieces that immediately impress. Timeless occasion wear in gorgeous jacquards and gauzy prints are here too.
Apuntob or a.b, a wonderful and very quiet little collection of dresses and separates from Rome proffers a positive fashion statement for the fuller figure as does Elemente Clemente. At a noteworthy price point this new range in lush fabrics drapes beautifully with stand alone designs.
Rodika Zanian from Paris is especially sharp. The clever coal face knits are raised to another level by the softly structured and washable suedette in smouldering shades. Investment clothing at its best. Bitte Kai Rand, our Scandinavian lifestyle collection, has forged a good following down the years. Exclusively jewel printed silk over pieces make an arty statement. Claret, mustard and teal define the soft jersey group and the well fitting trousers are heaven sent.
The Schneiders wool coats and puffas are here, masterfully edging forward with new styles and fabrics each season. Prêt Pour Partir, an unpretentious French travel wear collection, has for many become the staple of any itinerary when on the move. Autumnal tones of rowan berry and old gold mirror the falling leaves.
Amet and Ladoue scarves compliment the collections well in cashmere and silk and Ally Capellino offers bags for life, developing and defining signature classics. This autumn the colour palette is influenced by the red, grey and browns of the figurative artist Egon Schiele. Time to treat yourself?
Here is your invitation to view Autumn - Winter 2013.