Collen and Clare

08/08/2018

Brand Focus: Chiltern Street Studio

Ranked in the Most Influential Top 100 list of people in fashion, the Chiltern Street Studio team brings exciting and inspiring brands such as Jumper 1234, Bellerose, and Lisa Taylor to Collen & Clare. Headed up by Jane Wilson & Denise Tavernier who have over 25 years experience in the industry, Chiltern Street Studio offers a reputable platform for sales and distribution of unique and sought after brands. Whilst visiting the duo on our latest buying trip, we thought it was only fitting to throw some questions at the team for... Read More

27/07/2018

Collen & Clare’s Guide To Southwold

Voted one of the UK’s best seaside towns by The Rough Guide in 2017, Southwold is the perfect place to come and unwind. Boasting the Adnams Brewery and Distillery on your doorstep, stunning sandy beaches, an iconic pier, an array of eateries and independent shops, there is something for everyone. If you are planning a trip to our quintessentially British seaside town, but want some insiders tips on where to stay and things to do, then look no further than our guide below.   Where to stay: The Swan Hotel Perhaps the... Read More

18/07/2018
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Our Sale Must-Haves

  Our Summer Sale is in full-swing, and it is the perfect time to bag yourself a bargain. With upto 60% off our top designers, there really is no better time to shop our edit. Take a look below at our sale must-haves or browse the full collection here.     Rino & Pelle Soft Leather Ruffle Jacket | Was £299 Now £149.50    Timeless and practical, the leather jacket is an iconic wardrobe essential and the Ruffle Jacket from Rino & Pelle is no exception. Crafted in a butter... Read More

04/07/2018

Festival Style Guide

  With Latitude kicking off the start of the festival season next week, there was no better reason for us to head to the countryside to shoot our key styles for this years events. Expect to find feminine floaty dresses, teamed with  hardy metallic boots, bright pops of colours and plently of accessories to keep you dancing till dawn.  Whatever festival you are off to this Summer, our edit of foolproof outfits will have you covered for the weekend; whilst offering plenty of choice whatever the weather may throw at... Read More

20/06/2018

Southwold Arts Festival 23rd – 30th June

The Southwold Arts Festival is back for another year, kicking off this Saturday, the 23rd of June for eight-days of music, drama, poetry, visual art, photography, dance talks and literature. The acclaimed event will launch with the annual Street Festival at 12 noon, which features musicians, performers, dancers, stalls and a fancy dress parade. The following seven days sees a whole host of cultural activities being hosted around Southwold.  For the latest timetable and ticket prices please click here.  Here at Collen & Clare, we are super excited to join in... Read More

11/06/2018

Southwold Bra Fitting Event 14th June

This Thursday the 14th of June, we are hosting a Bra Fitting Event in our Southwold Store, in aid of Breast Cancer Research.  Expert bra fitters from Wacoal will be on hand throughout the day to give you one-on-one advice, helping you find the perfect fit, whilst we will provide you will plenty of cups of tea! With every bra sold, we will be donating £1 to Breast Cancer Research, so there really is no better time to find your fit and do your bit!   Our top 5 reasons... Read More

01/06/2018

New Season Rixo London

Rixo has just arrived to Collen & Clare, and we can’t wait to show you our latest edit. SS18 sees the brand deliver a stunning selection of new patterns, all of which have been expertly hand-crafted in their London studio.  Expect to find all of your favourite silhouettes as well as some new styles, all decorated in this season’s must-have prints. First up is their ‘Under the Sea’ pattern.  Inspired by a magical kingdom which lies in the dark depths of the ocean, this mesmerising sea life print features hand painted... Read More

17/05/2018

The Dress Edit

Summer is fast approaching, and with the new season comes plenty of excuses for a new dress. Whether you are heading to Garden Party or a Wedding, hitting the Beach or City we have a gorgeous edit of must-have dresses for you to slip into this Summer.     Rixo London Emma 30s Bunch Floral Print Dress | £305 No matter where you are heading, The Emma Dress from Rixo ticks all the right boxes. With its calf skimming length, high side slits and a gorgeous floral print, this feminine... Read More

09/05/2018

How To Care For Swimwear

So you have found the perfect swimsuit for your holiday, but how do you keep it looking new for seasons to come? Often swimsuits can quickly tire and breakdown as the result of chemicals such as chlorine, sunscreen and deodorant. However, by taking time to follow these simple steps you can easily prolong the life of your swimwear.   Once you have finished swimming or sunbathing, hand wash your swimsuit in luke warm water with a mild soap to ensure that all traces of chlorine and salt, which will slowly... Read More

27/04/2018

Treat Weekend

This weekend, we are treating our lovely customers to £20 off every £150 spent – the perfect excuse to get your hands on those special items that you’ve had your eyes on all season! Stuck for inspiration? Why not take a look at what our Head Office staff have picked! Vanessa The Divine Oil  and Scrub from Caudalie are both bathroom essentials for getting my skin ready for the summer months. The Divine Scrub promises to leave skin soft, silky and delicately scented with its unique blend of plant oils and... Read More