Collen and Clare

18/12/2018

What’s on our Wish List

Whether we are prepared or not, Christmas is fast approaching… Did you know it is just 6 shopping days left until the big day! If you are like us and have left all your shopping until the last minute (same as every year!), don’t panic you are in the right place and we are on hand to give you some well needed inspiration! We know it can be rather daunting with so many items to look through, so many people to buy for and so limited time…how do you know... Read More

29/11/2018

Stocking Fillers – Orelia

No matter what your age, you are never too old for a stocking on Christmas day. We love the idea of waking up to a bundle of handpicked presents beautifully gift wrapped awaiting for us by the fire! We couldn’t think of better stocking filler ideas than the jewellery from one our all time favourite brands – Orelia. Orelia began in 2007 creating timeless accessories combining precious components and beautiful charms without breaking the bank. We love the use of colour and inspirational stories behind each collection. You can layer... Read More

15/11/2018

Brand Focus – Jumper1234, the slogan collection…

Jumper1234 has become one of our best brands as judged by sales and staff demand (many of us have multiple pieces in our collections already) and the latest drop looks like it could be the best yet. We love the way these jumpers fit and feel, making everyday dressing somehow easy. Worn with jeans casually or under a jacket for a more serious silhouette, take your pick. This latest collection is all about the ‘slogan’ but a little bit about the brand first. Jumper 1234 began in 2014 with a... Read More

05/11/2018

A Very Special Christmas Experience with Collen & Clare

With Christmas just round the corner, we are already starting to get just a little excited here at Collen & Clare HQ… Inspired by The Swan being added to our favourite Mr and Mrs Smith list of ‘cool hotels’ we have teamed up to offer a special Christmas shopping package. If you are like us and haven’t even started your planning yet, don’t worry you are in luck with a exclusive 2 night Southwold experience! Arriving on Friday evening with a welcoming glass of mulled wine at The Swan Southwold,... Read More

30/10/2018

Brand Focus: Air & Grace

Being one of the comfiest shoes in fashion right now, we can’t stop wearing our favourite Air & Grace designs! Founded by Claire Burrows who began with a vision to create great shoes that make us feel amazing. Launching with a simple philosophy ‘made beautiful for busy feet’, we feel that every individual can most definitely relate to this. Whether you are a workaholic, shopaholic or busy run-around parent, you want to look great but feel comfortable in what you are wearing. Our very own Vanessa Collen went behind the... Read More

27/09/2018

Videos of our AW18 Fashion Show

    Last week as many of you will know, we hosted our biggest fashion show to date. We would like to give a special thank you to everyone who helped make the night so special and to Spring in Southwold for creating the brilliant videos below which highlight our catwalk looks, capture the night and tell the amazing story of our friend Georgie, who inspired the night. We raised an amazing £4,000 on the evening for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and will continue to collect donations for the... Read More

25/09/2018

Collen & Clare Fashion Show 2018

Last Thursday, we hosted our annual Fashion Show at the gorgeous Henham Barns in Southwold. The night was in aid of the brilliant East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity, and we are pleased to announce that we were able to raise over £4,000. The Fashion Show was based around key looks from our Autum / Winter collection, with local models taking centre stage on the runway wearing some of our favourite brands including, Rixo London, DvF, Michael Kors, Belstaff and Max Mara, just to name a few! A big thank you... Read More

03/09/2018

Lore Originals; the intelligent way to look after hair

    Just as the season changes, so should your hair-care regime and this season we are super excited to introduce you to our newest beauty brand, Lore Originals. Brought to us by the team behind the iconic Taylor Taylor London, Lore Originals delivers a super effective unisex haircare routine, with products promising to provide long lasting health for all hair types.  The core collection is made of up a capsule of 6 multi-use formulas, allowing you to streamline your everyday hair-care routine to a speedy and effortless regime. The capsule... Read More

29/08/2018

‘Let There Be Light’ Fashion Show

We are super excited to invite you to join us on the 20th of September for our annual Charity Fashion Show. This year, we are supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance, who have attended over 22,000 lifesaving missions since their launch in 2000. By kind invitation of Hektor and Sarah Rous, the evening will be hosted at the beautiful Henham Barns, near Southwold.  Expect a fashion-packed evening, showcasing our latest brands along with must-have’s for the upcoming season. The evenings events will kick off at 7pm with a champagne arrival. There... Read More

15/08/2018

Inspirational Women

Behind every great brand is a great woman. We put the spotlight on some of the most influential women in fashion and share why they inspire us at Collen & Clare.   Penelope Chilvers  Image Source: Penelope Chilvers  During a stint living in Barcelona, working as an artist and designer, Penelope Chilvers discovered a love of riding in the Collserola Park. The search for the perfect riding boots was the first step towards building her own footwear brand. Unable to find anything suitable in the local shops and marketplaces, Penelope... Read More