Fab fashionistas

Fab fashionistas

Fab fashionistas

No one wants to turn up at an office party or Christmas get-together and see someone wearing the same outfit, so why not give the high street chains a miss and visit a local boutique instead? 

Your live local local fashion specialists are always on the look-out for something a little bit different to set them apart, and they’ve got the knowledge and the passion to spend time helping you find exactly the right outfit. 

Clothes shopping is incredibly tactile; being able to feel the fabrics and try things on to see how they’re going to look and fit is so much better than shopping online. 

Often, your local boutiques can also help you find all the right accessories – they’re the perfect one-stop shop for everything you need to stand out from the crowd. 

From cashmere-blend scarves and pretty jewellery to popular crossbody bags and striking knitwear, the hand-picked collection at the lovely family-run Titchfield Village Boutique @ No3 will have you spoilt for choice. Caroline looks for collections that are different from those you’ll find in high street chains – check out the fabulous Sugarhill Brighton range. 

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The 157store in Fareham is as much about the shopping experience as its great range of retro clothing. Andy and his family love meeting their customers and if you’re into films, music, sports, and scooters, you’re just as likely to end up having a chinwag as you are to pick up something from their cool range of clothing featuring retro and vintage styles from the 60s,70s, 80s, and 90s. 

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At Davina’s in Warsash, you’ll be spoilt for choice with more than 2,000 outfits by designers such as CondiciJohn CharlesFrank LymanJoseph RibkoffLucia and more. Davina has been in the fashion industry for more than 40 years, and she and her knowledgeable staff want all their customers to feel a million dollars, so they’ll spend time helping you try on as many outfits as you like until you find the one that is just right for you. 

Want to spoil yourself this Christmas? Check out their website for more:

For beautiful, stylish accessories, drop into the treasure trove that is Lulu Loves Home in Stubbington. Sitting alongside the wide range of cushions, candles, kitchen accessories, and industrial furniture, you’ll find a gorgeous mix of jewellery, hats, scarvesgloves, and bags. There are jumpers and leggings, too – but you’ll have to be quick, as these fly off the shelves! 

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If you’re looking for sustainable fashion, Golam in Fareham town centre offers unique and ethical clothing for this winter. Placing fair trade at the heart of their range, Golam offers durable, comfortable, and quality fashion, using natural materials sourced in Bangladesh. From women’s hoodies and tops to men’s jeans and polo shirts – they offer a good variety of ethical clothes for every day.

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