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Claire Gasking

16/08/2019

All Things Aldeburgh

With Aldeburgh Carnival taking place this weekend and Collen and Clare’s Caudalie Day happening shortly after on Wednesday 21st, it seems that Aldeburgh is the place to be this August! There’s so much to see and do in the gorgeous seaside town we call home, so we’ve put together a little Collen and Clare guide of some of our favourite spots for you. One of our favourite things to do – other than shopping, of course – is to explore some of the fantastic places to eat and drink around... Read More

12/07/2019
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Festival Fever

With Latitude just around the corner kicking off a summer full of festival fun, we have put together some of our favourite looks to see you through a weekend of singing and dancing. A gorgeous pair of For Art’s Sake sunglasses and Essential Antwerp’s iridescent jacket will have you festival ready come rain or shine. We love Alexa Chung’s Barbour jackets to keep you looking stylish into the evenings paired with a chunky Grenson boot – perfect for marching through the fields and dancing the night away, just add glitter!... Read More

10/07/2019

Ahoy There Art Lovers!

Our Christmas Angel windows were such a hit that we have commissioned our favourite artist, James Straffon, to create a permanent installation in our Southwold store. We are thrilled to be collaborating with James again, whose clients include The British Embassy Luxembourg, Tate Modern, The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Paul Smith and of course, Collen & Clare! We will be celebrating this Saturday, opening at 10am to reveal the artwork with drinks, the artist himself in residence, and the opportunity to purchase original artwork. We would love you to... Read More

02/07/2019

Caudalie – Summer Essentials

At last, some real sunshine has hit the skies and we can’t wait to get our swimmers on and take a trip down the beach. However we won’t be going anywhere without packing our suncream and skin protecting essentials. Caudalie has produced not just a very beautifully smelling sun cream, but a collection that is highly protective and environmentally friendly too. A selection of the safest UVA/UVB filters have been used to ensure maximum protection without the use of harmful nano-particles. Caudalies formulas are biodegradable for minimum environmental impact to... Read More

11/06/2019

Barbour by Alexa Chung

Leading heritage and lifestyle brand, Barbour is collaborating for the first time with fashion brand, Alexa Chung to create a collaboration which sees outerwear from the archives re-imagined through the Alexa Chung lens. This collection explores tradition, craftsmanship, modernity and character to create pieces that are both timeless and energised. “Some of my happiest memories have unfolded in a Barbour. The smell of the wax alone makes me feel like I’m home. For me Barbour has been part of my childhood, my coming of age and I am extraordinarily proud... Read More

23/05/2019

Find Your Fit at our Bra Fitting Event

FIND YOUR FIT We firmly believe that the key to a great outfit is it’s foundation. Let our expert fitters from Wacaol and Fantasie find your perfect fitting bra. 10am – 4pm on Thursday 30th May at our Southwold store. Please call 01502 724823 or email shop@collenandclare.com to book your appointment as spaces are limited. “Make the most of what you’ve got!” WACOALEmbrace Lace Contour Bra in Lilac Grey/Multi £46.00 WACOALAphrodite Fuller Figure Bra in White £46.00 WACOALHalo Lace Soft Cup Bra in Sweet Pink £26.00 FANTASIECarla U/W Side Support Bra in... Read More

16/05/2019

Birdie Fortescue’s Guest Buyer’s Picks

“This weekend we open the doors on our new location in Burnham Market, most recently the home of well known interior designer and specialist antiques dealer Birdie Fortescue. Earlier this week Birdie and I met up at her showroom in Fakenham and over coffee we talked about our mutual love of all things furniture and fashion. It is with great pleasure that we share our Guest Buyer’s Picks this week – Birdie has chosen some favourites from our collection and I have had great fun choosing some superb pieces from her website.... Read More

13/05/2019

NEW Location, Location, Location!

Please join us to celebrate our ‘new home’ in Burnham Market anytime between 11am – 5pm on Saturday May 18th 2019. We will have fizz aplenty, stylists on hand to introduce our collections and our Scent-Maker-Alchemist Pauline Bickerton will be hosting her own ‘Candle Lab’ to launch our lifestyle brand, Loggique. To make the move happen we will be closed in Burnham Market for a week from Sunday 12th May re-opening on Saturday 18th May. You will find us opposite Satchells and adjacent to North Street Bistro at: 16-18 North... Read More

09/05/2019

Laboratory Perfume – Let’s Go Eco

Laboratory Perfumes is not your ordinary fragrance house… since its creation in London in 2011, it has pursued the qualities that make up timelessly wearable scents that both men and women love. During a time when many perfumes tend to lean towards something very over complicated and exclusionary, Laboratory Perfume showcases a breath of fresh air. We are in love with three scents, Amber, Gorse and Samphire. Each scent has been scientifically formulated to create something rather charming and unique to every individual wearer. Taking a step back from the... Read More

03/05/2019

Caudalie Marie Claire Award 2019

Caudalie has done it again, they never fail to let us down when it comes to great skincare! Recently claiming an award for Marie Claire’s Prix D’Excellence Beauty Award 2019, Caudalies Vinopure collection is one that your beauty bag cannot be without! Powered by salicylic acid plus a blend of grape polyphenols and six organic oils, the Vinopure collection helps to unclog pores whilst acting as a barrier against the production of acne bacteria. Using 100% natural scent ingredients, our skin is left feeling clean with a breath of freshness after every application.... Read More