Lancashire and Lake District Best Boutiques
Some of the county's finest boutiques tells us what you should be shopping for this season
Some of the county’s finest boutiques tells us what you should be shopping for this season
Julia Tasker Bridal Couture
Who are we? What do we specialise in? We are a luxury bridal boutique offering designer wedding gowns and accessories and uniquely offering a couture design service where a bride can have her dress designed and made.
What’s hot this season? What else for 2012 but the ‘Best of British’. Look no further than our boutique designers Ritva Westenius, Sassi Holford and Caroline Castigliano for this.
If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?Caroline Castgliano’s gown ‘Walk in the Park’ is an outstanding example of this British designer’s 2013 collection which will arrive in our boutique in October. It is the epitome of elegance.
Where to find us?Julia Tasker Bridal Couture, Bowness-on-Windermere, 015394 46900, www.juliataskerbridalcouture.co.uk
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Out of the City
Who are we? What do we specialise in? We specialise in clothing for the discerning country sports enthusiast to those that simply love quality brands and country style with a fashion twist.
What’s hot this season? Barbour’s new ranges combining traditional Barbour style with beautiful Liberty and William Morris print linings and matching accessories are likely to be amongst the first to sell out this autumn.
If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?The country look is going to be huge this autumn and whether you’re going game shooting or shopping tweed is the one thing you must have in your wardrobe. Le Chameau wellingtons are also in high demand with the Duchess of Cambridge having been spotted repeatedly in hers throughout 2012.
Where to find us?Out of the City, Buckshaw Village, near Chorley, PR7 7EL, 01772 367100,www.outofthecity.co.uk
Who are we? What do we specialise in? Marc Cain is a womanswear designer store, offering elegant style put together by a team who are passionate about the brand and pride themselves on their excellent personal service.
What’s hot this season? New interpretations of classic cuts alongside bright colours and eye-catching print combination such as paisley and leopard ukprints prove to be the hot trend this season.
If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be? The shearling cappuccino coloured coat (available in store) would be the key piece to purchase due to its versatility and timeless style, proving to be a true investment piece.
Where to find us? Marc Cain, 92-96 Lord Street (next to Vincent Hotel), Southport, PR8 1JR, 01704 513294
Who are we? What do we specialise in? We specialise in mother-of-the-bride and other occasionwear and find ladies looking for that personal service when searching for these items choose us.
What’s hot this season?The bodycon dress.
If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?Choose one dress that will see you through numerous different occasions, one that will be as fitting on board a cruise ship, at the races or at Buckingham Palace. Equally if you’re looking for a really good investment piece choose a well cut jacket.
Where to find us? Chique, 37 Beach Road, Cleveleys, FY5 1EG, 01253 867048
Who are we? What do we specialise in? Our heritage and taste for equestrian and country sports is reflected in our brands including Musto, Ariat, Aigle, Toggi, Bogs, John Partridge and Crew Clothing Co and we’re proud of our Gore bike and running wear which is complimented by a large selection of Oakley sunglasses.
What’s hot this season? Our Musto ZP176 range designed by Zara Phillips featuring a wide selection of bright, fun equestrian wear perfect for the yard and fun events as well as paddock jackets and an exquisite , capsule range of heritage jackets and clothing by John Partridge.
Where to find us?Bowland Outdoors, The Priory, The Square, Scorton, PR3 1AU, 01524 793818, www.bowlandoutdoors.com
Cudworths of Cleveleys
Who are we? What do we specialise in? Ladies across the generations that have their own business, who travel and appreciate good tailoring and quality shop here choosing from labels including Basler, Lucia, Gold by Michael H, Frank Lymm and After Six.
Where to find us? Cudworths of Cleveleys, 123-125 Victoria Road West, Cleveleys, FY5 3LA, 01253 852641
Who are we? What do we specialise in? Flamingo is a leading independent designer ladies’ fashion retailer carrying some of the finest labels from the world’s most well respected fashion houses. We have two spacious floors brimming with outfits for all occasions; from casual wear and cruise wear to dresses for the races, wedding outfits and everything in-between. We specialise in Mother of the Bride/Groom outfits with an entire floor dedicated to occasion wear including hats and fascinators. Flamingo also offers an exclusive bespoke shoe and handbag service.
What’s hot this season? After a summer of aqua and pastel shades, Autumn brings us vibrant cobalt and stunning midnight shades. Then there’s a rustic chic trend using suitably autumnal colours like plum, burgundy, brown and russet which are dominating casual looks as well as animal prints.
If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?A fabulous multi-tasking dress, that you can wear from day into the evening.This stunning Joseph Ribkoff dress is reversible, offering two different necklines and is available in classic black, ruby red, diamond pink, grey and cobalt blue.
Where to find us?Flamingo, 67 Liverpool Road , Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9XD, 01772 744277, www.flamingo-fashion.co.uk
Who are we? What do we specialise in?We are a ladies’ designer wear shop who specialise in exclusive designer collections from Italy, France, USA, and the United Kingdom.
What’s hot this season?Cosy Cashmere Knits.If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be? A good quality coat will last for years and is always a good investment.
Where to find us?Coco Boutique, 3-7 Wayfarers Arcade, Lord Street, Southport, 01704 513 393