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Breakfast in Paris, dinner in Lymington; amazing what can be done in a day!

After a very early start and early, but very convenient flight from Southampton airport I hit the ground running in Paris at 8.30 am. On a mission to do three appointments in a day, all started well until I decided to ditch the typically chaotic Parisian taxi driver that was making me feel sick on the outskirts of the city. I headed for the nearest Metro and disaster, no glasses and trying to read the small map was impossible; so like a child I followed the route map by colours... Read More

18/10/2017
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Brand of the Month: Moose Knuckles

It’s brand of the month time! This month, as we head deeper into autumn towards winter, we’ve chosen Canadian brand, Moose Knuckles, and you’re about to see why. All you movers and shakers and disruptors out there, Moose Knuckles is designed especially for you. That’s according to the brand’s creative director, Steph Hoff – and we concur. Yes, Moose Knuckles Canada is the exciting premium outerwear label that everyone wants to wear this season, and as we’ve been spending the day getting up close and cosy with the latest collection,... Read More

Rosie Fortescue Jewellery 10/10/2017
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Introducing Rosie Fortescue Jewellery at Stanwells: The Interview

We absolutely love introducing a new brand to the Stanwells family and this month we have a sparkling new addition. Many of you may know her as one of the stars of the channel 4 hit show, Made in Chelsea, but to us she is the creator of a truly stunning line of jewellery.  Yes, we are of course talking about the fabulous Rosie Fortescue, and today we’re chatting to her about the latest collection in her jewellery line, and finding out a little more about where her inspiration comes... Read More

Boutique Moschino 06/10/2017
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Brand of the Month: Boutique Moschino

The time has come once again for us to choose our brand of the month, and we’ve got another absolute cracker for you. Introducing Boutique Moschino, Moschino’s adorable little sister. We’ve been picking out our favourite pieces from the new season collection to share with you, so here goes. All you label lovers out there will be familiar with Moschino, founded in 1988 by Franco Moschino. The Boutique Moschino clothing line was then created as a way to inject lots of extra fun and vibrancy into the lives of Moschino... Read More

29/09/2017

Your Autumn Wardrobe Checklist: The Top 4 Must-Haves

If you had to choose just four items of clothing to see you through the autumn, what would you pick? We asked ourselves this question and began putting together our top autumn fashion checklist to help you refresh your wardrobe. We knew our choices had to be warm, sturdy and – most importantly – stylish, so we looked through our latest collections of women’s designer jumpers, coats and footwear to find the essentials for this gorgeous golden season.  Paul & Joe: April Coat Despite its springtime name, this coat is... Read More

06/09/2017

The Last of the Summer Shine

Summer is fading fast, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make the most of it while it lasts. We’re experts in locating the very best women’s summer clothing styles from the most exciting brands and new designers, and we’ve got one last late summer line-up for you. Introducing our final SS17 edit; a collection of our favourite styles perfect for those final stolen days of summer, and just as perfect for the first few golden weeks of autumn. Let’s start with footwear… We’re at that stage in the year where... Read More

30/08/2017
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Brand of the Month: RIXO London

Introducing RIXO London, our brand of the month and latest fashion crush. Each month we will be taking a closer look at one of our newest additions to the Stanwells designer family, showcasing their collections and choosing our favourite pieces.  RIXO London is our new obsession here at Stanwells. It has everything you could ever want from a designer clothing label: stunning prints, unique designs and luxurious fabrics. The label was founded by best friends and London College of Fashion alumni, Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McClosky. Elegantly combining their surnames... Read More

07/08/2017
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Taking you around the world in 5 boutique brands

How far would you travel to find the perfect outfit? If you’re anything like us, you can’t resist exploring the fashion treasures in every boutique you come across on your travels. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of discovering a new designer, and that’s why we’ve made it our business to do exactly this. Not off on holiday any time soon? You’ve always got us. We’re always searching the world for new and exciting brands, and bringing them back here to our boutique stores for you to explore. So here’s... Read More

31/07/2017

In Small Packages: Why boutique shopping is best

Fashion is personal. The old adage that ‘bigger is better’ couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to fashion retail, and we should know. The gigantic department stores may have a higher volume and variety of products, but is that really conducive to a better shopping experience? We say not. We say boutique is best. Designer fashion deserves to be showcased properly, and this can’t be done as effectively when each piece is drowning in those around it. Experience has shown us that good things really do come... Read More

22/07/2017

Philosophy di Lorenzo Seraphini’s AW’17 collection, inspired by 70’s-80’s chic

Throughout his AW’17 collection Lorenzo Seraphini tempers the nostalgic crinolines, lace and bows with sharp blazers and masculine high waist pants. Black shearing jackets edged with white and fit and flare skirts hark back to 50’s Elizabeth Taylor glamour; whilst a nod to 70’s and 80′ styling, in the shape of the lace maxi dresses and high neck blouses,the collections mood is feminine and sophisticated with a touch of Jerry Hall’s glamour.