Shopping news in and around Cheshire

Shop talk, compiled by Janet Reeder

A cut aboveWell-cut tailoring is great for making you look the business as well as knocking pounds off your shape, which is why we are quite excited about the opening of King and Allen in Wilmslow. This bespoke tailor offers suit consultations and fittings at its tailoring centre on Bank Square. Far from being fusty and intimidating King & Allen are a youthful operation that is bringing bespoke into the 21st century. Wilmslow is only the second outlet to be opened but with an unlimited number of styles, over 2000 suit cloths and prices starting from �245, they should have no problem finding a fan base.This spring look out for summer lightweight fabrics and stunning bespoke wedding attire. Each suit is hand-made down to the buttonholes. Visit for details.

Bag a new accessory for springDo we need any excuse to bag ourselves a new handbag? Here are   just a few to get us going. Deep blues, earthy browns and smokey greys in leather and suede with bright linings that look great with the new spring fashions, lots of   detail and a quirky edge.  Take a look at   the new range at the    Ollie & Nic store in Liverpool. Visit 0207 4944 214

Put some fizz into Valentine’s DaySt Valentine’s Day is this month but why splurge on any old bottle of bubbly when you can declare your devotion with this stylish little number designed by Christian Audigier?  Known for his rock ‘n’ roll designs worn by everyone from Madonna to Leonardo di Caprio. The designer says his brand is not just about fashion, it’s about lifestyle and with bottles like these who are we to argue? Find at Harvey Nichols, from �60. Tel: 0161 828 8888

Buzz about the bazaarInsiders knew about the opening of this amazing new store in Spring Gardens, Manchester, last autumn and since then there has been a genuine buzz about the launch (we believe designer Henry Holland will be at the opening party).Hervia Bazaar is such a rare thing: a store with an ethos that believes in bringing some of the most happening designers on the planet to the North-West and then spreading the word across the world via the ultra stylish Hervia Bazaar website.Check out the labels: Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garcons, Antonio Berardi, Yohji Yamamoto, Hussein Chalayan,  Zero+Maria Cornejo, Pierre Hardy, Gareth Pugh, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, House of Holland and Rick Owens.  Many of these can be found only in London, Paris or New York and some are only in their flagship stores.Of course such labels need an exquisite  setting, hence the appointment of award-winning interiors company Ferrious with a brief of a luxury art deco theme, enhanced by a stunning chandelier in Murano glass, combined with a modern edge. Oscar Pinto-Hervia, managing director says: ‘I wanted to make the store feel very contemporary but with an element of 1930s glamour running through it. It will be a very high spec interior with some beautifully designed pieces alongside internationally sourced furniture creating focal points within the boutique.’ Visit

Sofa so good this springSpring is a time to revamp the home and nothing gives the sitting room more of a facelift than a gorgeous new sofa. This Teddington from MultiYork has generous proportions: broad cushions, a sweeping valance, two seat depths and back height options that make it the last word in comfort. Priced �1,999. 01244 379 526

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Corks Out73 London Road, Alderley EdgeTel 01625 582777

StyleVast wine ‘boutique’ stocked with all our favourite vintages and lots of surprises too like speciality foods, ports, sherries and dessert wine, as well as cool spirits such as Bison grass vodka.

What to buyFine wines, organic wines and lashings of fizz and champagne, priced from around �9 up to Cristal at around �450.

Anything else?Corks Out isn’t just a place to buy wine, there are monthly wine tastings so customers can try something new and have fun as well. Then there are Corks Out nights in: a complete package for a relaxing night at home including three bottles of wine, menu and tasting notes to compliment them plus a carton of Cheshire chocolates.   There are gift vouchers starting at �10; special offers and gift packaging. Branches in Chester, Stockton Heath, Timperley and Heswall.

Opening times11am-8pm Monday-Thursday10am-8pm Friday-Saturday11-4pm Sunday

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