I’m a big supporter of small, independent British lifestyle brands. Why? Because they bring a breath of fresh air to the market. They pride themselves on delivering high quality. They try to keep the manufacturing close, which helps to support British craftsmanship and skills. But most of all, they believe in timeless sophisticated design rather than disposable trends.
I wrote about A Luxe Story here before when they opened Chapter One in Hampstead. Now they are back with Chapter Two giving you a chance to meet fashion and lifestyle brands which you probably haven’t heard about..yet! Same as last time the philosophy is as follows:
A Luxe Story’s aesthetic is modern and minimalist, but with a twist that is distinctive and interesting. It will appeal to shoppers who appreciate materials and are looking for something stylish, timeless and well made.
Ille De Cocos is a chic, understated label inspired by the stunning and unspoiled Cocos Island and is a celebration of natural allure. The label uses the finest natural yarns including Merino wool, which is spun in Northern Italy and ultra soft Mongolian cashmere.
Eight Hour Studio is a luxury lifestyle brand creating luxe loungewear and resortwear. The garments are made using beautifully soft organic cotton and every piece is printed by hand. The collections are a unique combination of styles and prints that will stand out whether worn when relaxing at home, out and about or on the beach.
Símo is a new contemporary, womenswear brand. The Símo philosophy is based on statement simplicity – designs intrigue through a purity of form and subtle detailing. Símo pieces defy categorisation – they allow the modern woman to transition effortlessly across her many roles and environments.
Harry Rocks creates beautifully handmade and unique pieces of jewellery in silver, gold and semi-precious stones that are elegant and timeless.
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