We have entered the final month of the year and Christmas is well and truly upon us, so it would be rude not to tell you about everything we have in store to help you find the perfect gift in the festive period.
Our last article ended on an extremely positive note, Radley has hit our shelves again, with great delight from staff and customers alike. The ‘At Home in the Snow’ Signature bag has completely sold out but there are more on order, so if you think you’ve missed out, don’t worry, hopefully you haven’t!
Alongside this we have had a wonderful selection of Matinee purses that represent that classic quality of the Radley style.
Radley celebrated their 20th Anniversary with an exclusive industry event at The Marylebone Hotel, London earlier in the autumn.
A highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the very first Radley Spirit Ambassador - Actress Eleanor Tomlinson, well known for her role as Demelza Poldark in BBC One’s BAFTA-winning drama, Poldark. The new Radley Spirit campaign is inspired by women who live life on their own terms, with the passion and drive to make things happen - whether independent, bold, playful, fierce or with fun.
An edit of Eleanor’s favourite everyday pieces within the SS19 collection will launch in February.
Jewellery & Watches
If you’re looking for a gift that will dazzle this Christmas then look no further. Bcharmd Jewellery has been in store for a little over a month now and contains some beautiful pieces using semi precious stones that are sourced from all over the world. The company was started in 2009 and opened its first boutique in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Bcharmd can now be found in luxury boutiques and leading department stores across the world and other quality independent retailers, including right here in all three of our stores.
Alternatively, why not give the gift of time this Christmas. We have a brilliant selection of Ellie Beaumont, for ladies, and Mr Beaumont, for men, watches in our Burton and Mercia stores that will make a statement wherever you are. A Selection of the watches come with straps made from Pinatex, a completely vegan material made from pineapple leaves. Leather straps are also available. If you want a stylish gift that is different this year then this is the one for you.
Festive Food Items
We touched on it last month, but we all know that the food is the best part of Christmas - you know after the presents and family time and that.. Well in our Burton-upon-Trent store our food selection has grown with additions from Cottage Delight. Both Marinas have the illustrious single Jams and Chutneys that are 3 for £5, with choices such as Fruit Whisky Marmalade, Lemon Curd with Gin or Apricot and Amaretto Jam. But in Burton the selection widens its horizons, with Pate and Cheese Selections and Afternoon Tea gift packs, you’ll definitely find an item that will suit all sorts of tastes and budgets. As well as these, we still have our wide variety of festive chocolate to choose from available in all three of our stores.
It's Game Time
New in from the end of November has been the World of David Walliams games, perfect for all ages and a great idea for post Christmas dinner family time, we guarantee that you will find something to keep everyone entertained, starting at £5.99 we match all the prices from other high street chain stores.
As well as these we have a brilliant choice of simple tabletop trivia games, testing your knowledge of sports, food & drink, places and general knowledge there is a game for everyone. For £4.50 they’re a great stocking filler!
Great Gifts for Men
Our selection of mens gifts are becoming more and more profound. With some stunning additions to our Ted Baker range, including the Skinwear fragrances, travel document holders and accessory boxes, on top of the ever-growing range of mens leather bags, there is now an array of high quality choice for every kind of man. Another notable addition is the hat and scarf gift sets from Brandwell, beautifully packaged and made to the highest quality, £35 for a set really is quite possibly the bargain of the year!
Ski Season Incoming..
Now I can’t imagine too many people are a fan of the cold weather but in some parts of the world the cold is very much welcome and brings around the ski season for many visitors.
Unfortunately, I’m not about to declare that Start and Tremayne are about to start stocking skis and ski jackets but we can provide the luggage that will help get you to these wonderful white locations. Our luggage selection is as strong as ever with our hard-cased American Tourister range providing a massive hit in recent months, giving brilliant lightweight protection and making sure you know exactly which case is yours. So, if it is a new case you’re on the lookout for make sure you pay us a visit.
Happy Christmas. Thank you for your custom and we hope to see you again in the New Year