Wenda's Fashion Blog
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The Swish List
We all love our high street stores but we love them even more when they launch new exclusive ranges which bring something a little different to our wardrobes and make us the envy of all our friends. You don’t need me to tell you its very competitive on the high street at the moment and the new ranges are a secret weapon in driving sales, attracting new customers and building on brand loyalty.
Take a look at the Swish List of stores below and their new exciting ranges
Inspired by dresses directly from the catwalk, but oh so much more affordable, Peacocks really have a winner of a range here with fantastic quality and cut of clothing. The dresses are head turning pieces and a great investment too!
The Peacocks Boutique includes the Peacocks by Design range (catwalk inspired dresses) as well as exciting third party brands (EC1, Melrose, Miss Behave, Miss Behave Vintage). Catwalk inspiration can be seen within all the ranges including the gorgeous prom dresses which are inspired by the latest looks from Luis Vuitton. Other designer inspirations include Dolce and Gabbana and Jasper Conran.
Hobbs launches sub-brand Hobbs Unlimited
Fashion label Hobbs marks its 30th anniversary this year with the launch of a contemporary sub-brand Hobbs Unlimited. The line offers more trend-led, luxury pieces, available at a higher price point; highlights include Mongolian fur jackets and coats, silk shirts and dresses with a focus on texture and detail. The range is expected to hit stores in September. Separately, to celebrate its birthday, Hobbs is rolling out a 15-piece capsule collection of footwear, based on the line which first went into production when the label launched 30 years ago.
The continued rise of ASOS is nothing short of remarkable. Launched just over a decade ago as a small online retailer catering for people who wanted to dress like celebrities, the store has evolved in to an online retail powerhouse. The unique selling point has always been fast, affordable fashion but in recent seasons we've seen the measured introduction of more directional fashion. While offering an array of mouth watering design talent, ASOS' own label has evolved to such an extent that it has to be taken seriously. This autumn, the store unveils its own line of directional pieces that have left me reaching for my debit card.
ASOS Black was borne from the desire to explore the finer aspects of modern menswear. Precision of cut, fabrication and fine detailing are key facets that excite us all and thankfully that includes ASOS' talented design team. Consisting of around forty pieces the collection concentrates on crisp tailoring. Classic double breasted suit, milled end on end for enhanced texture. A tuxedo suit that combines wool with crushed metal trims. Outerwear is minimal in detail and highlights include a wrap coat that lacks any form of front fastening and a contrast panel Crombie in black and navy creating subtle differences of tones. Knitwear is oversized and slouchy
If you're yet to clock New Look's Limited Edition collection, then get it on your style radar now.
In strictly restricted numbers, each piece has the added bonus that you'll be unlikely to spot it on every other high street shopper, plus there are some lovely luxe touches that you wouldn't usually see in the fashion haven.
The dresses have particularly caught my eye, but be sure to take a look at the whole range as it is updated regularly and only available in small numbers.
Happy Shopping! x W