September 06, 2013
The Autumn/Winter season is fully upon us in 'fashion' terms, and today is the first day when the weather definitely has an Autumnal chill. And if you're anything like us, whilst the seemingly endless sunshine has been wonderful, the desire to change up your wardrobe is growing strong. Bored of summer dresses and various tops/shorts/skirts combos, we've found ourselves craving snuggly jumpers, jeans and (dare I say it) a COAT! Just make sure it's oversized and pea-shaped (THE coat shape of the season, don't cha know). And of course, no outfit is complete without a pair of beautiful boots...
Our beautiful AW collection is now out there in the big wide world, in some of the best boutiques in the country. We'll be sharing photos and profiles of all of our stockists over the coming weeks and months (in no particular order!), but for now here's a peak at Anna, Abiti and 32 The Guild.
Anna was founded by Anna Park, opening her first store in 1994. Three years later the flagship Primrose Hill store opened, and the huge success has meant the opening of another five stores in across East Anglia and London. With a collection of carefully selected items from a fabulous cross section of brands, its easy to see how Anna has grown to be one of the UK's most successful independent womenswear retailers. Head to the Woodbridge store for Seven Boot Lane.
Abiti can be found in the outskirts of Leicester, and pride themselves on providing a relaxing shopping experience with highly experienced staff on hand to give one-on-one styling advice if you have a bit of a wobble. Let's face it, we've all been there....'does this top actually go with this skirt?' 'does this skirt make my hips look HUGE?!' Each piece is individually hand picked from designers around the world, as well as UK labels.
32 The Guild is located in the cultural quarter of Northampton. Despite being a relative newbie, opening in May this year, they are already gathering an avid fan base. With brands from Oliver Sweeney to Zatchels to erm, us, they have successfully curated a selection of beautiful pieces for every budget. With a background in footwear design (eek, no pressure then!) founder Zoie is focused on quality and craftsmanship, and of course, on providing an excellent shopping experience. You can even sip on a delicious fresh espresso as you shop from their instore traditional coffee machine - now that's what I call service!