Month: June 2016

Those Danes have come up trumps again

Saint Tropez fringed shirt, blouse in invory or navy blue

A corker of a shirt (or blouse) has just arrived from Denmark.  £39.99 will buy you a classic with a twist in ivory or navy blue.  Longer at the back than the front and an easy, oversized shape in either s/m or m/l.  A flattering V-neck completes the style.  We recommend dressing this down with sneakers and cropped jeans or dressing up with black slim leg denim and heels. Layer up with lots of necklaces.saint tropez fringed shirt

The First Friday in July – on your marks, get set, GO

50% off grand summer sale, haslemere, surrey, clothing and footwear

Well it’s nearly the first Friday in July and that can only mean one thing in our retail calendar, SALE TIME.  It’s not “Up to 50% off”, it’s a very straight forward “50% off” most clothing, footwear and some accessories.  Expect to see some bargains from the likes of Masai Clothing, Saint Tropez, YAYA, Cara footwear, Vidoretta espadrilles, Vanilla Moon, MosMosh jeans, Dr Denim and a whole lot more.  Doors open at 9.30 a.m.

For those that don’t like a bargain there’s plenty of new stock to keep you occupied too.  See the next post.

Off the shoulder

off the shoulder tops

We’re going to be going on sale shortly but that doesn’t stop the flow of new stock like this. Off the shoulder, elasticated one-size silk mix tops in vibrant colours, £49.00 – we’ll be wearing ours with jeans, shorts and DECK trousers.  Throw on a cardi until it gets warmer.

And what a celebration it was, 7 years of retail

pinkster gin to celebrate our 7th birthday

Saturday 25th June marked the official celebration of 7 years of retail in Haslemere.  And what a lovely day it was.  Pinkster Gin was the tipple of the day – here we are spanking the mint :-)

kirstie smillie with styling tips

Kirstie Smillie was on hand to offer styling tips and ways to declutter your wardrobe.

elly pear frittata titbits

Clive’s tasty titbits were circulating throughout the day.  We’ve rediscovered the delights of Frittata from the very excellent cookbook by Elly Pear (Fast Days and Feast Days for your info). Ideal fodder for a party.

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Plenty of happy shoppers – because shopping should be fun eh?

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A spot of shopping last Saturday

cara footwear, candy ankle boot in tan suede

A dear friend, Marta, popped into the shop last Saturday before returning to Edinburgh.  She popped on these Candy ankle boots from Cara and then promptly announced that she had to have them (her first pair of ankle boots mind as she’s been living in India for the last 5 years).  Morris, as usual, had to get in on the action.

The second item she tried on also went home with her.  The W&M cashmere fringed shawl in 100% machine washable cashmere is a featherweight version and perfect for summer.  You can literally throw it over anything which is why it’s available in 4 neutral colourways.  Here she is modelling it in the light beige colour.

100% cashmere fringed featherweight cape

 

 

Shake your boody!

boodywear, bamboo

At last!  A collection for guys as well as gals. Please welcome the latest addition to our brand portfolio and what a fine one it is Boodywear from Australia. Boody is bodywear made from Bamboo which is seamfree that feels great and is eco-conscious.  95% organic bamboo for a soft feel and breathable experience.  Did you know that Bamboo is 100% biodegradable, requires no pesticides and is the fastest growing plant on the planet?  No, we didn’t either.

boodywear shaper braboodywear scoop neck teeboodywear v-neck t shirt

We’ve taken the full collection which includes socks, leggings, briefs, tops in a choice of white or black.  Remarkable prices too, from £4.95 to £39.95.  The men’s collection includes crew neck t-shirts, briefs, boxers, business socks and sports socks.  Boody is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and odour-resistant.  It’s also more breathable than cotton making it the perfect choice for warm wether, travel, working out or everyday comfort. RESULT!

boodywear leggings

YAAY!

 

We were surprised and delighted to learn that we’ve been voted Best Women’s Boutique in Surrey in the Muddy Surrey Stilettos Awards!  Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, it means a lot!

We were invited to a presentation at Painshill Park in Cobham (what a beautiful setting) and the invitation asked us to bring along something which was pertinent to our business.  Guess who we took?

morris from woodie and morris, jack russell terrier

A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all.  Chinwag, a glass of fizz and the opportunity to meet all the other Muddy Surrey winners who included The Georgian Hotel & Spa in Haslemere and Bread of Heaven in West Street.  That’s quite an achievement, 3 winners from one town don’t you think? Over 20,000 people voted in the final stages which included 10 other businesses who reached the final 5 in various categories.

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A huge thank you again from all of us to all of you.  ps: Morris was the smallest but possibly the most popular person in the room.

An official photo (photo credit: Photos by Kate Hutchings of Kaptured by Kate)

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Who doesn’t love a bit of summer cashmere?

featherweight cashmere v-neck knit, summer style, bright green

The weather gods are in our favour this week as it’s turned a bit chilly this week in Haslemere.  Handy timing for our latest cashmere delivery.  This is a stunning colour in a really easy to wear shape.  Three-quarter length sleeves, a shorter length in featherweight 100% cashmere which is machine washable, what’s not to like?  Wear it with denim, a skirt, shirts or layered over a long sleeved top when it gets cooler.  Nicely priced at £95.00 in a choice of 5 colours: baby pink, lavender, mint and a light beige.  Gorgeous.

featherweight fringed cashmere cape shawl

We loved the colour so much we also produced it in a sample fringed shawl/cape (shown above).  A very versatile piece we think you’ll be very pleased you bought.  Throw it over anything and off you go.  Just a few pieces in a few colours now in stock in silver grey, navy blue, light beige and oatmeal.  Neutral colours which will blend in with whatever colours you happen to be wearing. £145.00. Ginny below wearing the silver grey version.

feather weight fringed shawl or cape in silver grey, 100% cashmere

Beautiful boho tops in the window

muddy surrey best boutique in surrey awards

How pretty are these 100% cotton tops from France?  A bit of a snip at £35.00 and complete with separate cotton camisole as well.  Throw one of these on with jeans and espadrilles.  We love the print and colours.  Available in French sizing from 1 – 3 but best to call us on 01428 641771 to check stock availability.

Stunning skirt which turns into a dress, handy eh?

ikat print skirt in navy and green

We’ve literally just sold out of this pretty skirt but don’t worry there’s a few more on the way to us as we write.  This clever little design can be worn as a dress or a skirt thanks to the wide panel at the front and stretchy ruching at the back.  Beautiful colour too. £69.00.  The design is exclusive to us and my friend Amanda so you won’t bump into anyone else wearing it either. Just two sizes, s/m and m/l.  There’s also a white version with navy blue print.