The day has come where ‘hipster’, ‘gothic’ and ‘chav’ are all in the past and men’s fashion has had a revolution. It’s no longer the everyday typical suits nor the casual chord trousers on the weekend. Men like to portray a metrosexual look and the wardrobe is becoming more of an imperative object in life.
In the past women’s fashion has dominated shops with all the extravagant designs and excessive styles and the men’s department has either been upstairs, in the corner or non-existent. Now men have equal space in high street...
This time last year, two Devon students were piecing together their ideas to create a new lifestyle brand, and in May they will celebrate a year since the launch of Elsie & Arthur.
Jack Williams, 22, and Allie Lawson, 21, both originally from North Devon, set up the brand after being awarded a launcher loan from School For Startups, founded by ex-Dragons’ Den investor Doug Richards.
Elsie & Arthur uses influences from the Devonshire countryside and traditional British culture to create high quality clothing, using only natural textiles such as cotton, wool and silk...
Queen of Style Kate Lamport launches an exciting new pop-up shop in central Exeter for people to buy and sell pre-loved clothes and accessories. ‘My Ex Wardrobe’ opens on Gandy Street on Thursday 28th November 5.00pm – 9.00pm to coincide with the city’s late night Christmas shopping. With both designer and high street clothing, the shop stocks a range of brands including Prada, Mulberry, Jimmy Choo, Karen Millen, and Ugg to name just a few. As well as selling pre-loved items, the shop will also be stocking a range of exclusive fashion lines, including popular leggings from ‘Skintight...
Join Marion and Nichola at independent Exiv Boutique formerly known as ‘Iris Boutique Exeter’ for a glass of fizz and great offers to celebrate their 5th anniversary, re-brand and launch of the new website. A charity raffle for the chance to win fabulous prizes will be drawn at 7.30 pm by popular BBC Radio Devon presenter Judi Spiers with all proceeds to FORCE Cancer Charity.
Independently owned Exiv Boutique formerly known as ‘Iris Boutique Exeter’ located in Upper Paul Street, just off Gandy Street celebrates its 5th anniversary with a brand new look. Mother and daughter partnership, Marion Harbison and Nichola Hartley bucked the trend in 2008 by launching ‘Iris Boutique Exeter’ during the height of the recession. Five years’ later they are refreshing the business with the new name of ‘Exiv Boutique’, launching a new website and have taken on fashion graduate Agne Andrivlionyte expanding their team.
Kate Lamport, Queen of Style launched the first of her new ‘My Ex Wardrobe’ pop-up shops with visitors bringing once-loved clothing and accessories to buy and sell. Over 1000 pieces from well-known brands were on display at the event held at Radiance MediSpa and a charity raffle raised £200 for ‘Live Life Then Give Life’.
For further information on buying, selling and the next event - follow 'My EX Wardrobe' on Twitter @My_Ex_Wardrobe
Radiance MediSpa hosted ‘A Radiant Christmas’ in aid of The Lady Taverners and Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) with complimentary taster sessions by therapists and stylists at their luxurious venue. BBC Radio Devon presenter Judi Spiers compered the evening with models showcasing the latest Steampunk clothing courtesy of Velveteen Clothes Emporium. The conference centre was transformed into a mini Christmas Fair with unusual and exciting gifts from local independent retailers and Casino Select hosted a roulette table raising further funds for the charities.
In celebration of being awarded flagship status, the Oasis store in Exeter's Princesshay hosted a jaunty vintage-style 'tea' party this evening (Thursday 24 October).
The honour, which is only bestowed on a handful of stores such as Bristol Cribbs Causeway, is testament to the Exeter store's successful management team and will mean that customers will have access to a greatly increased range of Oasis products, including day and evening wear, shoes, jewellery and accessories. Feature window displays will be designed and created for the store by a team of specialist visual...
A group of Exeter University students are taking part in the prestigious Npower’s future leaders challenge, which sees those teams involved setting up a project to promote sustainable living in their local community.
The successful team will win a trip to the Brazilian Amazon, spending 10 days helping tribes people set up solar panels. As part of the Npower’s future leaders challenge students Sophie Walton, Flo Taylor, Catriona Patterson, and Harriet Miller have created the Exeter Style Cycle, an online shopping clothes swapping forum.