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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The AW19 Trends You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again, a new wave of trends is set to flood the fashion world in time for Autumn/Winter 2019 and we have rounded up a few of our favourites to get you excited for what’s to come! With a few new brands to introduce to the Stanwells family this season there’s more choice than ever, so don’t be afraid to try something new or mix and match… Camel & Caramel Tones New to Stanwells for AW19 – Vince Who doesn’t love a neutral colour palette in... Read More


Up Your Skincare Game with Cosmydor

Fresh from the streets of Paris, Cosmydor has been creating natural, luxurious skincare products since 1877. Crafted using 100% natural active ingredients with no chemicals whatsoever, it’s just as good for the environment as it is for your skin. This is reflected in their “no packaging” policy using only glass containers and the bare minimum of cardboard packaging – does this sacrifice the style you might ask? Definitely not! Cosmydor products also make great gifts for your loved ones so share the love with our selection of bath & body... Read More


The Ultimate Holiday Wardrobe Edit

Summer is calling and we know how difficult it is to find the perfect holiday wardrobe that’s as versatile as it is stylish, that’s why we’re here to help. We have curated a simple day-to-day style guide with all the fabulous designer clothes and accessories from our latest SS19 collections for you to browse and shop. Whether you like to spend your holiday at the beach, in the city or at the bar we have a whole range of looks that can be mixed and matched with your existing wardrobe... Read More