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16/10/2020

BRAND FOCUS: ISABEL MARANT E’TOILE

Adored for her signature Bohemian style, this season E’toile Isabel Marant catwalk did not disappoint. Isabel Marant said ‘ Its quite cool’ when asked about this collection, which we totally agree with. Neutrals, 80’s style shoulder pads, shearling coats, cinched in waists and her famous prints were what stood out for us this season as well as hints of floral and floaty prints which we are loving! Finally, a few must have’s for your wardrobe this Autumn/ Winter has to be the signature Isabel Marant E’toile Inesia Dress in Ecru,... Read More

23/09/2020

Bandolier, the cool new way to carry your IPhone and essentials…

Update your style status with Bandolier, the original cross-body  IPhone case from L.A. Be hands-free chic with Bandolier, the style savvy way to carry  your  I-Phone and essentials on the occasions you have no need for handbag. Your phone snaps into the case and the slots at the back fit a card  & notes. Feel liberated and stylish, the Bandolier is smart, fun and the chic,          everyday utility accessory.

27/07/2020
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Stay cool, Italian style in 120% Lino…

120% Lino is a hero label for Stanwells Boutiques, this luxury Italian design label has been adorning our rails for more than a decade. The reason why our customers love to buy 120% Lino year after year is because it is perfection personified – easy to wear with a beautiful cut and exquisite stitching detail, each piece simply falls into place and feels wonderful on. The Bolognian designer behind the label, Alberto Peretto, sought his inspiration from a crumpled linen jacket on a rail at Camden Market, he took his... Read More

27/10/2020

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR FAVOURITE BAG DESIGNER: JEROME DREYFUSS

Jerome Dreyfuss, husband to Isabel Marant, was born in 1974 and fashion was always his calling. He founded his brand in 2002 with the launch of his Roots de Luxe collection, which was an instant hit with Parisian women. His first collection was created through his desire to make minimalistic, elegant pieces from the finest leather. Jerome’s inspiration comes from the women around him and their surroundings and lifestyle so that the bags he designs align with their lives. His fabulous bags are lightweight, flexible, super soft and unrestrictive. Jérôme... Read More

26/04/2020
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Streamline your wardrobe with these 5 key pieces

Having spent the last few months at home, we’re sure you’re now all experts at tidying, sorting, cleaning and baking! Here at Stanwells we know how difficult it is to overhaul your wardrobe and perhaps even your personal style, but we also know how rewarding it is to streamline your wardrobe with a few key investments. We’ve rounded up our 5 staple pieces that your wardrobe should revolve around, to make day-today dressing a breeze… The smart-casual dress Seeing as we’re approaching Summer, it feels appropriate that we kick things... Read More

20/03/2020

The At-Home Style Edit

We’re set to be inside for the foreseeable future thanks to covid-19, so there will be a sure shift in the way we dress. Whilst some may believe that fashion should not be at the top of their priority list, here at Stanwells we believe that what you wear can really boost your mood. Working at home encourages us to stay comfy and although that seems appealing for now, the novelty will soon wear off. We need to keep up appearances in order to boost our spirits and work more... Read More

07/02/2020

New Brand Alert – Essentiel Antwerp

The Essentiel Antwerp success story is unique in Belgium. The Antwerp-based brand is influenced by the numerous life experiences of its founders Esfan Eghtessadi and Inge Onsea. Inge had a vintage loving mother, was a fashion model and spent five years in India, where she fell in love with colours, prints, and unexpected combinations. In 1999 Esfan and Inge took a chance and launched a T-shirt collection. Four styles, twenty different colours: their response to the monochrome fashion landscape. After a year, the first store opened in Antwerp. Four seasons later, knitwear, jackets, dresses, shirts, and... Read More

04/12/2019

The Stanwells Christmas Wishlist

It’s that time of year again! Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for a loved one or looking to add to your own Christmas wishlist, we’ve got you covered with our top picks for this festive season. Add an extra special touch to your purchase with our complimentary gift wrapping service, just call or email us and we will be happy to help.  Gifts under £50 Rik Rak by Kit Kemp Give the gift of luxury skincare with our exclusive range of Rik Rak by Kit Kemp products, available... Read More

26/11/2019

Brand of the Month: Vanessa Bruno

Model, turned designer Vanessa Bruno founded her eponymous Parisian label in 1996 at the age of 24. Drawing inspiration from her rich fashion background, the brand grew strongly and in 1998 Vanessa opened her first store in Paris and now has stores across France. Her collections draw inspiration from Bohemia, distant countries and their culture; Tribal art and folklore are fused with cool Parisian, urban style. Usually in a natural colour palette of earthy tones, there is often a shock of colour thrown in, think Mexicana or the Argentine pampas... Read More

17/10/2019

Paris Buying Trip SS20

Well this Paris fashion week had an eventful start…Louise and I set off super early on the flight from Southampton arriving in Paris before you were all awake! Heading to my secret find of a hotel in Rue Cambon, we were delighted to be upgraded to one of their gorgeous suites. I travelled to say the least, ‘très casual’ and to my horror we couldn’t check into the hotel until 2pm. Heading off to the trade fair in what I would wear on a Saturday evening on the sofa, I... Read More