The Conduit Magazine November 15 Edition


Effortless Style and Perfect Ideas …

With a nip in the air we retreat indoors, we are looking to bold textured patterns and prints to bring colour, personality and fun into our winter living.

British label, Lily and Me have taken their inspiration this season from autumnal walks in the Cotswold countryside. Chunky textured knits, effortless jersey prints all thoughtfully designed to be feminine yet wearable. Clothes that fully focus on beautiful prints and quirky detailing. All the prints and patterns are designed by their team of in-house designers which operate out of their rural Gloucestershire studio. Our bestseller every year is the brushed cotton, it’s just perfect in everyway.

Mama B has returned for AW15. This Italian label was first launched in 2008 by the fashion designer Sara Lingua. Sara describes herself as designing for real women, working in quality fabrics which drape and shape where they should in uncomplicated silhouettes which flatter any figure, and she really means any figure. Effortlessly stylish and comfortable. The colour palette features silver greys and coffee tones, with some stripes to bring in a more contemporary feel.  Wear Mama B as individual pieces or layer to your hearts content.

The team behind Capri love to travel. The creation of the AW15 collection has been inspired by the café culture and the arts of their favourite cities and towns in Italy, France and Spain. Watching the stylish women promenade and enjoy an espresso. A great collection of textural jersey pieces. Block print patterns in light grey, soft taupe and bold pops of citrus. We will see the return of their wonderful raised surface fabrics that wash and wear like a dream. Clothes designed to fall in love with that will let you live you’re busy lives on the run up to Christmas.

We have had the most wonderful collection of jewellery delivered ready for the Christmas season … We are loving the new collections from Suzie Blue. This is a family owned and run business that have one of the largest collections of handmade jewellery in Europe. They import a selection of responsibly sourced, artisan, contemporary and individual pieces from India and Indonesia from ethical companies that they have been trading with for years. So whether you are looking for a statement piece or something more subtle, you’ll be spoilt for choice with this incredible sensibly  priced collection. Great for a gift idea, especially as we hand wrap each piece in beautiful tissue and then pop it in a gift box or a bright organza bag – free of charge … x

Another great gift idea this season is our sock boxes. Braintree have produced a gift box for their amazing bamboo – once tried, always buy – socks. The boxes have been designed to look like a book – nice and square and easy for wrapping. Inside the box you have 4 pairs of brightly coloured and patterned bamboo socks. We have gift sets for those hard to buy for men and us easy to please ladies.

We would love to see you on our first Sunday opening of the festive season – Sunday 15th November We will have 10% off all purchases for this special day only – so pop along and have some fun and find a treat or two !! xx