Collen and Clare


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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