Collen and Clare

15/11/2017

A Very Collen & Clare Christmas

Welcome to Christmas at Collen & Clare.   Inspired by the trend for festive animal decor, we invite you to explore our Christmas Menagerie. Expect to find a family of embellished wild animals inhabiting our stores. Adorned in a mixture of gorgeous prints and luxurious materials from some of our favourite designers, this family is certainly ready for the party season!   Diane von Furstenberg Long Sleeved Collared Flare Shirt Dress | £414  Sargossa Inspire Nappa Heel Shoe | £220  In.no Icelyn Feather Jumper | £289  S Max Mara Vadare... Read More

13/11/2017

The UGG Edit

    Explore our latest edit of luxurious footwear from UGG. From the iconic sheepskin Classic Mini Boot to the Leather Niels Biker Boot, there is something for all styles.   Reykir Boot Designed with a sumptuous sheepskin lining,  the Reykir  Boots are perfect for battling the elements with. A hybrid of style and function, the Reykir Boots feature a waterproof suede outer with contrasting sheepskin panels for a statement making finish. Reykir Waterproof Boot in Black | £250 Viki Boot An update to the classic hiker boot, the Viki Boot from... Read More

09/10/2017

AW17 ‘Winter is Coming’ Fashion Show

Last Friday, the 6th of October, we hosted our biggest Fashion Show to date in aid of the fantastic charity, Street Child.  The event was a huge success, and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came and made the evening so memorable! The Fashion Show was based around five key looks, taken from our Autumn / Winter 17 collections. The show started off with the ‘Winter is Coming’ set. The models wore all things Winter, with luxurious fur lined coats from Joseph and M.i.H taking centre... Read More

20/09/2017

‘Winter is Coming’ Fashion Show

We are super excited to announce that on the 6th of October, we will be partnering up with the Charity ‘Street Child’ to bring to you our biggest fashion show yet! Hosted at St Felix School in Southwold, the ‘Winter is Coming’  Fashion Show will celebrate the best of Collen & Clare’s Autumn Winter 2017 collection, whilst supporting this fantastic charity and it’s causes. Street Child strives to ensure that every child has the chance to go to school and has successfully transformed the lives of more than 60,000 children... Read More

11/08/2017

Brand Focus: Rixo London

Inspired by an Oriental world, Henrietta and Orlagh, creators of ‘it’ brand Rixo London invite us to journey east with them, with their gorgeous ‘Shanghai Chic’ AW17 collection. Iconic shapes from previous seasons, have been reinvented in stunning hand – painted patterns. Expect to find silky silhouettes, adored with cranes, bamboo, moons and clouds for a grown – up, bohemian aesthetic.           Rixo London Neck Tie Pussybow Blouse in Red | £175  Sadie Mini Star Necktie Blouse | £175  Sadie Necktie Blouse in Green Oriental Sky... Read More

07/07/2017

Brand Focus: A Journey

We have been Malene Birger fans for the last 15 years, whether it be whilst she was designing at Day Birger et Mikkelsen or most recently at By Malene Birger. So when we were told about her latest brand A Journey we just had to take a look. This collection is in her own words ‘not about trends or being trendy. It’s me: a modern, travelling, busy woman who is thinking practically’. Practical for Malene means keeping to a neutral palette of dark brown, black, navy and cream – with... Read More

07/07/2017

Festival Style Guide

Festival season is in full swing and it is that time of year again where you can be more adventurous with your attire. This year, we have mixed luxury brands such as A’Journey with everyday essentials from Citizens of Humanity to give you a fail – proof festival wardrobe. Take a look at our key festive styles this year and shop our edit at Collen & Clare.    Koren wears: Mads Norgaard Tour Player Solgan Top | £69 Chloe Stora Mustard Stripe Coat | Was £399 Now £279.30 Citizens of Humanity... Read More

08/06/2017

What we are wearing to Latitude Festival

Held at Henham Park in Southwold, our favourite festival Latitude is just around the corner. Below we have put together what we will be packing for the weekend. Saturday     American Vintage Katetown Jumpsuit | £130  Lightweight and loosely fitting, the Katetown Jumpsuit from American Vintage will ensure you keep cool and comfortable whilst standing amongst other festival goers. Fuss – free and with a flattering silhouette, you wont want to take it off. Rose Rankin Colt Runner Sneaker | £178 Adorned in a gorgeous glitter embellishment, the Colt... Read More

06/06/2017

Fathers Day Gift Guide

Take a look at our favourite Fathers Day gifts to spoil him with this year. From waterproof luggage to ethically sourced swim shorts, we have something for everyone.     Rains Weekend Bag | £65  Memobottle A6 Memo Bottle | £24  Laboratory Perfumes Amber Eau De Toilette |  £65  Corgi Skull and Cross Bone Socks | £18  Annick Goutal 1001 Ouds | £166 (in store only) Brauton Morris Sea Short | £95  Circle of Gentleman Jacinto Shirt | £159.95  (in store only) Newgate The Drummer Watch | £185 

05/06/2017

Summer Skincare Essentials

Just like your wardrobe, your skincare should change with the seasons. There is nothing worse than finding your favourite winter cleanser is no longer hitting the mark, but fear not, we are here to suggest the perfect products to give your skin the summer overhaul it needs! First up, the perfect gentle exfoliating cream. We recommend going for a less abrasive exfoliator in the summer months as your skin is less dry and dead skin cells are less likely to build up. We suggest the Gentle Buffing Cream from Caudalie,... Read More

12/05/2017

Brand Focus: Delilah

Yesterday, we were lucky enough for the lovely Linda from delilah cosmetics to pop into our Southwold store to give the Collen & Clare team brand training and to demonstrate the wonderful products that delilah has to offer. Headed by Rupet Kingston, Hannah Nicholson and Juliet White, delilah was born from the desire to create a luxury boutique, capsule brand which prides itself in making women of all ages, look and feel beautiful. Driven by a lack of boutique British brands, the team have been inspired buy an abundance of... Read More

10/05/2017

The Collen & Clare Secret Sale 2017

After last years super successful Archive Sale,  we are excited to announce that this year we will be hosting a Collen & Clare Secret Sale at the Southwold Arts Centre in St Edmund’s Hall, Southwold. Once again, expect to find designer steals in clothing, footwear, accessories and beauty departments from Max Mara,  Joseph, DvF, MiH, JBrand, Fantasie, Penelope Chilvers, Grenson, T le Clerc, Anya Hindmarch and many, many more. We invite you to join us for a drinks reception on Thursday the 18th of May from 5pm – 8pm.  Due to the... Read More

27/04/2017

Brand Focus: RAINS

Spring has finally sprung, and with the new season comes the inevitable April Showers. But fear not, as this is a great excuse to go out and invest in a timeless wardrobe staple, the raincoat. At Collen & Clare, we have a great range of rainwear for both him and her,  from brands such as Barbour, Ilse Jacobsen and RAINS. This season, we have fallen in love with a new brand to Collen & Clare, RAINS. A contemporary Danish label, RAINS was founded in 2012 with the initiative to interpret the classic... Read More

13/04/2017

Easter Promotion

This Easter, we are offering our customers £20 off all items when spending £150 or more in-store and online. The promotion will be running between Good Friday and Easter Monday, and this is the perfect time to pick up any new season goodies which you may have had your eyes on! From Diane von Furstenberg to Converse, we have something for everyone. If you are unable to visit one of our three stores this weekend, then simply enter the discount code ‘Easter’ in the promotion field when in the checkout... Read More

07/04/2017

Brand Focus: Hope Fashion

Founded by Nayna McIntosh, Hope Fashion was born with the aim of empowering and inspiring women to feel confident when dressing, whatever her size or shape. Spotting a gap in the market for both comfortable and stylish clothing for the over 40’s, Nayna set it her mission to create a collection of elegant and relaxed pieces which will make all women look and feel beautifully confident. Crafted from natural fabrics, her collection is manufactured in both Britain and Italy and Nayna works closely with the manufacturers to ensure that the... Read More

04/04/2017
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Balance Me Event

  We are delighted to welcome Balance Me’s Head Facial Therapist, Mandy Oxley – Swan, to our Southwold store on Saturday the 8th of April. Offering 25 minute appointments which will include a skin analysis session to investigate you skin needs, a mini facial plus advice on customised products and a complimentary travel size skincare product to take home. On top of this, when purchasing 2 or more face & body products, you will receive a full size ” Radiance face Mask” worth £18. Appointments will be running every 30... Read More

28/03/2017

Lingerie Event

We are delighted to announce that we are holding a free lingerie event in both our Burnham Market and Southwold stores later this month. On Tuesday the 4th of April, experts from Wacoal, Fantasie & Freya will be in our Burnham Market store for bra fitting consultations between 10am and 4pm and on the 5th of April they will be carrying our their expertise in our Southwold store. We would love for you to come and join us for the event however, please be aware that spaces are limited so... Read More

22/03/2017

Mother’s Day Gift Guide with ChloBo.

With Mother’s day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure that you have the ultimate gift to spoil her with. This year, our eyes are set on ChloBo’s latest range, Love You More. It is an  irresistible collection of mixed metal  jewellery, and features both the brands classic charms along with collection exclusives. Expect to find the brands acclaimed flower heart charm, flower beads, iconic tassels and a sleek moon and star charm, all which carrying the ChloBo essence.  These look great when worn alone... Read More

17/03/2017

Brand Focus: Diane von Furstenberg

One of our favourite brands at Collen & Clare, Diane von Furstenberg, has recently had a shake up; appointing famed Scottish Designer Jonathan Saunders as their new Chief Creative Officer.  Notorious for his exceptional eye for colour which is often shown in clashing combinations, it shouldn’t be a surprise that von Furstenberg has chosen him to fulfill the role, with both sharing a passion for a warm embrace of prints. By combining a mix of tones and silhouettes, Saunders has rejuvenated the brand,  evoking the ease of DVF’s original and iconic... Read More

20/01/2017

Winter Skincare Essentials

 As the seasons change so do our skin’s needs. Winter often brings lacklusture skin which is longing for deep nourishment. When the air outside is cold and dry the lipid barrier, which protects your skin from moisture loss and infection, is easily compromised. Hence why itchiness, peeling and roughness are more noticeable at this time of year.  Irritation of the skin in any form is a major cause of skin aging and can aggravate eczema and other skin conditions, which is why taking care of your skin is so important in... Read More

07/12/2016

Fashion and Food for Breast Cancer Care

Last Tuesday the 29th of November, Collen & Clare hosted a fashion show and supper night at the notorious Duck Inn, in Stanhoe. It was a brilliant evening with tables fully booked in anticipation of a fun filled night. The raffle included top prizes of ChloBo jewellery, Caudalie Gift Sets and Collen & Clare Vouchers plus many more goodies. Thank you to everyone who came, it was a great success and with your generosity and support we were able to raise just over £1,000 for Breast Cancer Care. If you... Read More

30/11/2016

Gift Guide for Him

Explore our collection of gift ideas for him, from luxurious leather jackets to quirky cocktail making sets, we have something for everyone.     Panther Belted Jacket £1,250 | Belstaff  Hand – waxed for an authentically rough and worn – in feel, the Panther Belted Jacket from Belstaff will only get better with age. Stripe Wool Jumper £160 | Folk  The perfect chunky winter knit from British brand Folk. An effortless choice for everyday wear. Cocktail Mixing Set £34.95 | Sideshow Press  The ultimate gift for any entertainer, this Cocktail... Read More

29/11/2016

Gift Guide For Her

Looking for the perfect gift to spoil her with this Christmas? Take a look at our carefully curated collection of the things that she is guaranteed to love.   Caversham Coat £795 | Joseph  Treat a loved one to this timeless tailored coat from Joseph. Crafted in a luxurious, brushed wool and cashmere blend with clean lines for a minimalist feel. Penelope Mixed Print Midi Dress £295 | Rixo  Step ahead of the trend this Christmas with the Penelope Dress from Rixo. Its lightweight silk fabric and playful patchwork pattern... Read More

18/11/2016

Win a luxury 3 Night Stay and £150 Worth of Vouchers to Spend at Collen & Clare

We are super excited to announce that we have teamed up with the guys at  Abellio Greater Anglia for their latest Suffolk Coast competition. One lucky winner will win a fabulous three – night stay for up to five people at a luxury holiday cottage in Southwold, courtesy of Suffolk Secrets along with a personal shopping experience in either our Southwold or Aldeburgh stores. To make your stay even more special, we are throwing in   £150 worth of vouchers to spend on anything in-store! The luxury break is for... Read More

11/11/2016

New Brand Crush: Belstaff

This season, we welcome British heritage brand Belstaff to our brand catalogue. Founded in 1924 in Stoke – on – Trent, Belstaff began with the purpose of producing the first ever water resistant wax cotton fabric, a move which quickly attracted a group who relished the freedom and daring which the fabrics allowed. Possibly best known for their four – pocket wax jacket, which became an instant staple for racing icons throughout the 20th century. Belstaff is the optimum choice for the fearless explorer and fashion enthusiast. Today, Belstaff is... Read More

07/11/2016

An Evening of Fine Food and Fashion

We are thrilled to be teaming up with the fab team at The Duck Inn in Stanhoe to bring you an evening of fine food and fashion. Amongst many awards,  The Duck Inn is famed for winning The Good Food Guide’s ‘Local Restaurant of the Year 2017’, so we promise that this is a night not to be missed! The night includes a welcome drink and a three course meal for you to enjoy, whilst we will be showcasing key looks from our Autumn and Winter collections. A ‘Pop Up... Read More

24/10/2016

15% Off Autumn Loyalty Event

Although we hate to admit it, it is about time to start thinking about Christmas gifting and what better why to start than attending our Autumn Loyalty event?! – where we are offering a smashing 15% off everything in store. With representatives from a selection of  suppliers on hand to introduce you to their new season collections as well as answering any style and beauty woes, we promise that it is a night not to be missed! The store is filled with perfect gifting choices, and this year we are all about... Read More

23/09/2016

Buyer’s picks for AW/16

Morgan, the buyer at Collen & Clare talks us through her top picks for staying on trend in the new season… The nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning & the kids have gone back to school. Whatevs! It’s a new season & the new collection is starting to land at Collen & Clare. The palette is rich and dark. Forest green, russet orange & burgundy sit with smokey greys & sophisticated camel, all linked with gorgeously organic prints. Millie Oversized Dress £199 | Essentiel  Sunshine Coin Necklace £81... Read More

24/08/2016

New Season Favourites From Barbour

Barbour, one of Britain’s  most iconic brands have recently launched their AW16 collection and we are in love!  Expect to find a collection which re-imagines classic styles such as the Border and Bedale wax jackets, as well as modern knitwear such as the “spit spot” sweater and the Stratus Cross Back to create a very minimalist and casual look. The collection combines both authenticity and practicality for unbeatable protection against the elements. The capsule is a fresh take on Barbour’s iconic style and offers cool sophistication and stylish silhouettes which... Read More

06/07/2016

Burnham Market Flower Festival

On Saturday the 16th of July, Burnham Market will host its annual Flower Show. To join in on the fun, we’re calling the day a “Flour Show”, paying homage to the former occupants of our Burnham Markter store, the historic Grooms Bakery, who used Marriage’s flour for their baking.  Using Marriage’s flour sacks, our very own Morgan, former movie costume designer, has created these fabulous dresses for the shop which we think look good enough to wear! We will be open for business as usual from 10am, but the Flower... Read More

01/07/2016

What to pack: Festival Dressing

With Glastonbury’s gates closing for another year, the festival season is now in full swing with Reading, Leeds, Wilderness, Bestival, V festival and our very own local Latitude festival still to come. With work attire out the window for the weekend, festivals are the perfect excuse to mix your look up as you defiantely can never be too stylish. Whether you are one for the boho luxe look or prefer a more street style finish, we have something for you. Take a look at what we are including in our kit... Read More

22/06/2016

In the Press | Conde Nast Traveller

Conde de Nast Traveller  June 2016 Francesca Syz. We were super thrilled to be featured in the June publication of Conde Nast Traveller.  Unveiling the Suffolk coast and its hidden gems, Francesca talks about the low-key charm of Walbersick with its wind – whipped cottages and wide sandy beaches,  the ruggedly charming Aldeburgh with the ‘freshest fish and chips on the planet’, taking a  picnic to the  island in Mere Lake in Thorpeness, sipping  oysters from a quayside shack in Southwold and of course a stop off at Collen &... Read More

01/06/2016

The Collen & Clare Archive Sale 2016

Ever wished you had bought something you once saw from a previous season? Well now is your chance, as this weekend we are super excited to be hosting our very first archive sale at the beautiful Henham Barn. We invite you to come and visit us for designer steals from DvF, MaxMara, Joseph, Splendid, Simone Perele, Maison Scotch, Nigel Hall, John Smedley and many more from just £5. We will be open from 10am – 5pm on both the 4th &5th of June at Henham Barn, which is just off the A12... Read More

26/05/2016

Expert Skincare Consultations & Mini Treatments in Southwold

Just as your wardrobe adjusts accordingly to the season, so should your skincare and beauty regime. Not sure what skin type you are, or what products are best suited to your skin? Pop into our Southwold store this Friday the 26th of May from 10am – 3pm, where the wonderful Jessica from Caudalie will be on hand to answer all your skincare questions. She will be offering skin consultations, mini treatments and expert advice straight from the much loved, award winning company. No appointment necessary,  just pop in for a... Read More

19/04/2016

New Brand Crush: Rixo London

This season, we are getting ever so excited with our new brand Rixo London. Already causing quite a stir with those in the know – the brand has been spotted in the Sunday Times Style supplement and pictured countless of  times on style icons such as Poppy Jamie, Laura Whitmore and Millie Mackintosh. Born in 2015 by best friends and London College of Fashion alumni Herietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey, Rixo is a contemporary Womenswear label which offers distinctively British and vintage inspired pieces. Surpassing any trend, the collection is timeless... Read More

18/04/2016

All Things British with Noble Isle

As with any new season, with Spring comes new scents, colours,  trends and fashion and it is the perfect excuse to revamp your beauty bag and reassess your bathroom shelf.  This season we are lusting after the British beauty and fragrance brand Noble Isle, a brand which is dedicated to the art of luxury bathing.  Apparently we aren’t the only ones who’s attention has been caught by the brand – The Savoy Hotel in London, a great British icon of luxury has chosen Nobel Isle as the brand of choice... Read More

01/04/2016
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Celebrity Stylist Leesa Whisker In-store this Saturday

This Saturday, we are thrilled to welcome Celebrity Stylist and Co-Founder of Fox & B, Leesa Whisker into our Southwold Store. From 12-4pm on the 2nd of April, Leesa will be on hand to offer styling advice to help you choose your perfect Fox & B blouse for this season and beyond. Featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazzaar and The Times for her beautiful styling, Leesa has a wide client base which has taken her to work in New York, Paris, Milan, Copenhagen, Dublin, Mardid and London.  Specialising in helping those who... Read More

29/03/2016

SS16 Occasionwear

The Spring Summer seasons brings many occasions that make their way into gardens and under gazebos to spend time in the sun rather than indoors. So we obviously need a wardrobe to suit, right?   Collen and Clare are home to several designers that will have you dressed to the nines, ready for your weekend getaways, summer wedding or any party that may be thrown your way. Linen is always a go-to fabric when the warm weather hits us as it allows our skin to breathe, but S Max Mara... Read More

24/03/2016

Easter Weekend in Southwold with Player Layer

Summer is just around the corner, and like many we are in need of some motivation to go to the gym (any excuse to buy new clothes!) If like us, your gym wardrobe needs abit of a lift, or you are tired of wearing the same old gym leggings as everyone else, then why not pop into our Southwold store this weekend where we are being taken over by the fabulous Player Layer team.  If you haven’t heard of them already, they are a British company which specialises in providing great quality base... Read More

27/01/2016

SS16 Denim Trends

“Society has evolved – and so has denim” – Chloe Lonsdale M.i.H Jeans  Step aside skinny jeans, rigid, pure cotton denim jeans are having their moment this season.  After a decade – long rise of the super skinny jean, the irresistible anti-fit jean is back with  the most popular style being the high – rise straight leg . Finishing just above the ankle, these non-stretch jeans are nostalgic but not too retro for a modern spin.  Whether you prefer a boyfriend or flared fit, we suggest sticking to simple cuts... Read More

19/01/2016

New Season Favourites From Bella Freud

A cult favourite amongst many, Bella Freud has become our ‘go-to’ brand for luxuriously quirky jumpers and deliciously fragranced candles. Her signature Je t’aime Jane, Ginsberg is God and 1970 sweaters have become best sellers in our stores, thanks to their playful pop culture references and being super easy to style.  Timeless and forever stylish, we have picked out our favourite looks for Bella Freuds SS16 collection. Easy to dress up or down, these sweaters are our first choice for effortless weekend styling.     1970 Intarsia Wool Sweater £280... Read More

23/12/2015
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Mulberry – A Touching Gift This Season

Christmas is the season of giving, but we at Collen & Clare understand it’s not always an easy task in choosing a gift for a loved one. However, we believe there’s no better way to show your appreciation of someone than giving the gift of a Mulberry handbag this Christmas. British made and caringly hand crafted using premium, genuine leather, Mulberry handbags offer elegant and stunning designs which create a statement piece that no woman should go without – making them perfect for the party season. Mulberry handbags are exclusive... Read More

05/12/2015

Red Carpet Event: Winter Glow

Join us on Friday the 11th of December between 11am – 3pm in our Burnham Market store for a day filled with expert skin consultations, great Christmas gifting and fine wine form the Caudalie Bordeaux Vineyard. Mark, from the award winning French Skincare company Caudalie, will be in store to give expert advice on all your skin concerns and top tips on how to get your skin glowing for the festive season. We have 24 goodie bags filled of luxurious Caudalie products to give away –   Booking is advised... Read More

23/11/2015

M.i.h Jeans Rebrands for SS16

M.i.h Jeans has long been a firm favourite of customers here at Collen & Clare, and we’re proud to have such a strong relationship with the premium womenswear brand. Guess what? We’ve got a surprise to share with you all!   ‘For the girl who loves denim and who loves fashion’   M.i.h Jeans has got us all excited by announcing a completely new brand identity for Spring/ Summer 2016! The rebrand marks the 10th anniversary of the company and will see the designer transform their range to build mainstream... Read More

12/11/2015

Art for Cure Christmas Sale

Art for Cure is a Suffolk based charity which was set up in 2014 by founders  Belinda Gray and Sally Ball. The first Art for Cure event took place in 2014 in aid of Breast Cancer Care – a charity which means a lot to both Belinda and Sally, as both had sadly  been diagnosed with the disease. The event was a huge success with local artists and sculpturists exhibiting their work and selling over £200,000 worth of Art and Sculpturing over one weekend. Designed as a one – off... Read More

29/10/2015

How to re-wax your Barbour Jacket

A wax cotton jacket, such as those from Barbour will last for many years. In order to retain its waterproof qualities and durability, we suggest in getting your wax jacket re-waxed once a year. This is very simple to do,  either send it to Barbour’s customer service team who will re-wax  and make any alternations for you.  Alternatively, it is fairy straightforward and quicker to do in the comfort of your own home. We suggest waxing with a tin of Thornproof Wax Dressing, a wax that is approved by Barbour. You... Read More

27/10/2015

Barbour International x Triumph Collection

This Autumn, expect to find a new and exciting clothing line in our Menswear department. Two icons in the world of motorcycling, Barbour International and Triumph have collaborated to bring a contemporary collection which is inspired by the rich biker heritage of both brands.  It is not the first time that the brands have sat side by side, in 1964,  the iconic image of Steve McQueen was captured as he was seen kitted out in Barbour International whilst riding his Triumph Bonneville motorcycle. With Barbour’s motorcycling heritage dating back to 1936 and Triumph being... Read More

26/10/2015

Fashion Show for Breast Cancer Care

Last Friday, we joint forces with the wonderful Southwold Ladies Charity Group to host a fashion show in aid of the fantastic cause which is Breast Cancer Care. Hosted in St Edmunds Hall in Southwold, tables were full of delicious homemade sandwiches and cakes which were washed down with a glass of fizz. Centred around a fashion show which showcased the latest collections at Collen and Clare, the afternoon was filled with laughter, fun and emotions. 60 goodie bags were up for grabs.  At £20 each these  included fantastic products from... Read More

21/10/2015

Sunspel | A Pioneer in British Craftmanship

In 1860,  Thomas A Hill had an revolutionary idea of creating everyday, simple clothing from luxurious fabrics. This concept has since then made Sunspel a pioneer in British craftmanship, selling luxury wardrobe staples across the globe. With experience in the hosiery and lace trade, Thomas Hill set up his factory in Newdigate, Nottingham and used his fabric expertise to make some of the earliest t-shirts ever made. His produce pioneered the development of both the t-shirt and luxury undergarment – making them soft, lightweight and comfortable as possible.  As the first... Read More

Penelope Chilvers Shoes 07/10/2015
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In The Press | Penelope Chilvers

Drapers Magazine  September 19 2015 Graeme Moran      Did you catch us in the September issue of Drapers?!   We are so happy to be able to call ourselves a favourite shopping destination of the fantastic shoe designer, Penelope Chilvers: Where are your favourite places to shop? Liberty is one of London’s most iconic stores and offers an incredibly comfortable shopping experience. I also like multi-brand boutique Collen & Clare in Southwold, Suffolk, and Burnham Market, Norfolk. We are obsessed with her beautiful footwear and accessory line, stocked in store... Read More

06/10/2015

Southwold Ladies Charity Group | Putting On The Ritz

As you may know, October is Breast cancer awareness month – an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.  Here at Collen & Clare, we have joined up with the wonderful Southwold Ladies Charity Group and Are Putting on the Ritz in a bid to do ‘our bit‘ in supporting the campaign and those affected by the disease. On Thursday the 22nd of October, we invite you to come and join us at the St Edmunds Hall in Southwold from 2.30pm, for an afternoon filled of afternoon tea, fashion and fizz. The latest collections... Read More

01/10/2015

Just landed | Newgate Watches

We are super excited to announce that we are now suppliers of the renowned British brand Newgate. Famed for designing and manufacturing iconic British clocks, the Shropshire – based company have now turned their skilled craftsmanship to watches.  The watches are  carefully designed with a touch of British eccentricity and finished off with lashings of the brands  contemporary style. Expect to find a stylish and innovative collection, which has drawn inspiration from Great British design. From the cool and casual Corgi, ( a favourite amongst us) to the sophisticated Liberty,... Read More

17/09/2015
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Perfume Training Day

Yesterday, the Collen & Clare girls all got together for a perfume training day hosted by KGA ( Kenneth Green Associates). If you are not familiar with KGA, they are  suppliers of international prestige beauty brands.  For us they deliver our much loved fragrances by Hermes, Annick Goutal, Serge Lutens and Terry De Gunzberg.   It was a great chance to meet others with a passion for the perfume industry, whilst being taught the meaning behind each scent and to get an insight of the process that is undertaken to create the... Read More

16/09/2015

Over The Taupe | Blog post

Check out Over the taupe’s latest blog post. Our girl Genevieve is talking about everything Collen & Clare and her love for the coastal boutiques!   Coastal Chic, Collen & Clare Edition | Over the taupe    

05/08/2015
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Beck sonder gaard Scarf School

Welcome to Scarf School  Friday 7th August | 4pm | Collen & Clare Southwold     Scarf super brand  Becksöndergaard will be ‘popping up’ in our Southwold store to showcase their new Autumn Collection .  Join us from 4pm for a scarf trying masterclass, goodies and fizz.  All welcome. Below is a selection of our favourite Becksöndergaard Scarfs at Collen & Clare this season: 1. Chauncey Scarf | £69 2. Jarine Scarf | £49 3. Ash Scarf | £49 4. Supersize Nova Scarf | £69 5. Brighton Scarf | £75 6.... Read More

03/08/2015

In The Press | Woman & Home

Women & Home Magazine September 2015 Clare Coulson Did you catch us in the latest edition of Women & Home?! We were lucky enough to be featured in their boutique shop special. In a quest to find new – season style staples,  the team at Women & Home highlighted their ten favourite independent boutiques around the country. See below for a selection of  Vanessa’s top picks  for keeping on trend this season. 1.  Black Glossy Goat With Soft Gold £895 | Mulberry 2. The Bodiam Denim Skirt £195 | MiH ... Read More

24/07/2015

In The Press | Uniquely Away Magazine

Uniquely Away Magazine Summer 2015 Issue 13     Did you catch us in the latest issue of  Uniquely Away?!  Thank you so much to everyone at Uniquely Away magazine for featuring us in a beautiful spread on us and our store in Burnham Market. Make sure you get your copy of the magazine for an insight into exclusive holidays, leisure and experiences in Norfolk and Suffolk.    

03/06/2015

Latitude Festival – Henham Park

  Cornflower Dress £325 | MiH  Walnut Beaumont Sunglasses £170 | Finlay & Co.  Sunnies Glasses Pouch £66 | Rebecca Minkoff  Fringed Finn Crossbody Bag £171 | Rebecca Minkoff  Double Zip Pistol Boot £160 | H By Hudson Make – Up Remover Cleansing Water 100ml £9.00 | Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml £11.50 | Caudalie  Divine Oil £17.50 | Caudaile Divine Scrub 150 gm £21.50 | Caudalie Fox Bangle £18 | Orelia  Statement Feather Haircrown £25 | Orelia A highlight in our Summer calender here at Collen & Clare is definitely... Read More

01/06/2015

Burnham Market

  Opened on the 30th of May, Burnham Market is home to the newest addition to the Collen & Clare family. Situated in the beautiful building that was formally known as Grooms Bakery, we are positioned on The Green opposite Burnham’s acclaimed hotel, The Hoste. A light and airy space, with decor that recognises the importance of its formal occupancy, this store boasts a collective mix of brands which brings  together timeless, easy to wear styles in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Why not pop up for the day and be... Read More

13/04/2015

In the Press – The Sunday Times

  The Sunday Times 12.04.2015 By Lucy Denyer Did you catch us in the Sunday Times this Morning?!  Home – Centre Pages – Lead Story, get your copy now! Thank you so much Lucy Denyer at The Sunday Times.      

11/12/2014
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The Duchess of Cambridge in Goat

Washington Crepe Coat £680 | Goat Loved by many, including The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton; British clothing brand Goat is a staple brand here at Collen & Clare. Renowned for creating understated luxury knits, classic dresses and sumptuous silk shirts, the brand is a master at making luxury look effortless. On her first solo engagement in New York City, Kate chose to wear the Goat Washington Crepe Coat – luckily you can get the exact same coat from us, due in store in Southwold any day soon! Call to... Read More

08/11/2014

Lord Spencer Book Signing | Southwold

On the 7th of November we welcomed Lord Spencer into our Southwold store where he did a book signing to promote his new book Killers of the King. Laughter and Champagne flowed throughout the store and Lord Spencer kindly took time to meet and greet our guests. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and great to see so many of our loyal customers turn up for the event and have a great night. Call us for your own copy of Killers of the King by Charles Spencer on 01502 724823... Read More