Collen and Clare

17/04/2019

Sanoflore; The kind way to look after your skin

Introducing the newest addition to our beauty and skincare department, Sanoflore has been creating certified organic skincare since 1972 and we are loving it. Crafted from the purest botanical plants located in the Vercors Natural Park in the South of France, the region is one of Europe’s most protected from pesticides and has been for more than 45 years. All products are not only kind to the skin but manufactured from renewable resources and with the environment in mind, complying with the ECOCERT certification standards. This season we introduce two... Read More

12/04/2019

Join us at our “Candle Lab” – so much better for you than an Easter Egg ….

Join us in our Southwold store on Thursday 18th April between 3pm and 7pm…     …to launch our new collection of Loggique candles, diffusers, handwashes and moisturisers. Come and meet Pauline Bickerton, Scent-Maker-Alchemist (how cool a job title is that…) and take part in our ‘Candle Lab’.     Pauline will be on hand to introduce you to the brand – all Made in Suffolk – and for this evening only you can design your own scented candle. Pauline will be bringing with her the whole range of candle... Read More

29/03/2019

Our Summer Dressing Candy Crush

The clocks have gone forward, the days are longer and we’re feeling the need for a shot of colour in our spring wardrobe. If like us the invitations are dropping on the doormat on a daily basis (not really but you get the idea) and you’re looking for a couple of outfits that will be flexible  enough to take you through the season, whether its a wedding, the races, dinner with friends or a family BBQ then we think we’ve got what you’re looking for. Our Sherbet Lemon from Baum... Read More

20/03/2019

Noble Isle – Exclusive Interview

Our very own Managing Director Vanessa speaks to Noble Isle founder Katy in an exclusive interview below. They discuss the highs and lows of the high street and the best moments/memories within Collen & Clare’s journey! There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to suffer and see shops close? We certainly wouldn’t! There is something very special and incredibly British about wandering round the serenely, idyllic towns across the UK... Read More

07/03/2019

The New Rixo London ‘Love Over Gold’ collection…..

The Rixo London launch party for the ‘Love Over Gold’ collection was a heady mix of floral wallpapers, real life fruit and vegetable market stalls, ‘Feeling Fruity’ signs and an under current of gold chain link prints. Our edit of dresses, skirts, tops and even a ‘body’ combine and clash all of these influences into what is quite the strongest Rixo London collection we have seen. All of the outfits and accessories below are in our Southwold store this weekend (Aldeburgh and Burnham Market stores will receive their collections next... Read More

22/02/2019

New Season Focus

The sun came out and we headed to the beach to shoot some of our new season favourite looks from our Super Scandi Brands Baum und Pferdgarten and Essentiel Antwerp. With a focus on colour that you can wear now without freezing, we layered up for a feminine but strong look.   Belstaff – Marvingt 2.0 Leather Biker Jacket in Black | £895.00 Essentiel Antwerp – Sicile Sweater in Blue Lagoon | £209.00 Sebastian Ruffle Wrap Skirt in Tiger Skin | £139.00 Think of this look as a brand new... Read More

18/02/2019

Brilliant Boutiques – We Made It!

Last month the Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine asked for nominations from its readers for the best boutiques in the country. We are absolutely delighted and over the moon thrilled to say thank you, thank you, thank you to you all for your support – We made the list, we are officially a ‘brilliant boutique’. Many of you sent us copies of your nominations and we can only say how touched we have been, such enthusiasm and warmth. We love what we do but this has just given us an added... Read More

13/02/2019

We Heart ❤ New Season

Whilst the message this week is clearly one of love we can’t help being slightly distracted by the all the new season goodies dropping everyday. Collen & Clare HQ is a veritable chocolate box of goodies. The big question is what to wear now, whilst the thermometer may at times suggest deep winter our fashion instinct senses spring is in the air. So we have chosen some key wardrobe candy for your delectation this week. Jumper1234 Summer Rainbow Crew in Candy | £179.00 A great transitional piece, feeling truly new... Read More

06/02/2019

The New Way to Wear Wood – Branch Jewellery

Introducing the new way to wear jewellery… Branch Jewellery have produced some stunning collections that give your jewellery box a well needed makeover! Founded in 2003 by Jewellery designer Wendy Pickard who had an eye for using nature and local woods as inspiration from a very young age. Making her first ever necklaces with the imagination of acorns and whatever else she could get her hands on! Branch Jewellery quickly grew a reputation for timeless style, bold designs and originality with their distinctive pieces. Having evolved over the years with... Read More

21/01/2019

Stella Magazine – Best Independent Boutique

We have been overwhelmed with the responses we have received to our ‘We need you’ email last week and just wanted to say thank you to all of those who have taken the time to email stella@telegraph.co.uk to nominate us for the Best Independent Boutique list 2019. The results will be published on February 17th 2019 in the Stella Magazine – until then we wait with baited breath and pretty much everything crossed…….. Words from our Founder Vanessa on why she hopes we make the list…… I would like to nominate our... Read More