Friday, 2 September 2011


WOW, the last week has passed too quickly!
Exciting news - we're in New York preparing for next Winter. We were lucky enough to avoid hurricane Irene (just) but upon arrival we both got knocked down with the flu.
We have been exploring the shops, analysing the latest winter trends and visiting our favourite New York based suppliers and getting some great new ideas to develop. We think you will be delighted with what we have found.

Here's a snap shot of some of our favourite stores in New York...

Purl Soho a very cool Quilting & Yarn shop that just oozes inspiration on all levels. Get in early as it gets busy all day as no one leaves! Really helpful staff with the latest and best quilting and yarn products.

Mood Fabrics made famous from Project Runaway, this is a fabric haven for designers and home sewers alike. 3 floors of unbelievable apparel & home furnishing fabric choices. These guys don’t just have 1 colour of beige cashmere coating- they have 20 colour variations. This is our mecca - we spent 4 hours in store just checking out the new variations, colours and latest trends. It was lights camera action as they we also filming season 9 of the US project runway whilst we were there! Very cool store!

Anthropologie by far our most favourite store because it simply attacks all your senses! The eclectic mix of clothing, homewares, footwear, artwork, books all thrown together with style, taste an element of DIY. They are one of the most creative retailers when it comes to display. Powerful visual displays used from everyday objects recycled - worth a visit just to marvel at the creative genius behind it all!

J. Crew is not everyone’s cup of tea and not cheap, but they really are hitting the mark with colour, design, fabrication and trending. Visually they are way more progressive than any other chain retailer, taking fashion risks and its working for them - they look great!


  1. We miss you. Come back to the office soon. We all promise to be more beautiful than ever before. XXX MD