We are offering a 15% discount on all online purchases from our dedicated Wedding department until
16th April 2016 30th April! To take advantage of this offer, please enter the code WEDDING15 at our checkout and the discount will be applied.
We are all thoroughly fed up with the appalling weather, from which we are expecting little respite any time soon. Today we have rain (again - or should that be still?) and tomorrow more snow is forecast. To top it all, lurgy has descended on the frockers' household and we have been been a-shivering for several days now.
We won't even mention the tax bill, but we have come up with two reasons to be cheerful this February...
To cheer us all up and help beat the winter blues, we are currently offering a 15% cross store discount which is valid for all online purchases from the Frockery catalogue until the end of this month. Just enter FEBRUARY during the checkout process and the discount will be automatically applied.
If you are still in need of cheering up, there is plenty of time to enter this year's Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge which is currently underway on our Facebook group. Some stunning outfits have been showcased so far by our intrepid fashionistas and there are prizes to be won. Click the banner for more details, and do come and join us!
Are you ready to frock? It will soon be 1st February and time to kick off the 6th annual Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge, where pics mean prizes and we can all enjoy showcasing our vintage, preloved and hand made outfits to celebrate the best in sustainable style and slow fashion.
We have made a few changes to the prize structure this year due to the increasingly dufficult task for our judges of picking just one overall winner and a runner up from the myriad of stylish outfits paraded down our virtual catwalk. For 2016 we have introduced three categories – vintage, preloved and hand made – with Frockery vouchers to the value of £50 going to the posters of the most stylish and creative (in our judges' opinion) eco-fashionable ensembles in each category at the end of the competition. In addition there will be vouchers for the most entertaining ‘story behind the style’ and a chance to win a gift for a loved one as it’s a leap year and St Valentine’s Day falls midway through the challenge.
The rules couldn't be simpler! Aim to wear clothing and accessories which are hand made, vintage, recycled or second hand during February and post your pictures, outfit descriptions and sources on the Frockery Facebook Group (it's a closed group but just send a join request). Alternatively you can post on our public Frockery Facebook Page or on our Twitter feed (using the #frockerychallenge hashtag so we don't miss it). If all else fails, just email us directly and we'll post for you. You can showcase as many or as few outfits as you like over the course of the month, but more is always merrier!
We are delighted that Janice Stewart from Tweed’ll Dee By Notions has agreed once again to be our chief judge and 'Ms Motivator', ably assisted by minor frocker Kirstin and the absolutely fabulous Patsy A, whose modelling career began in London back in the 60s.
Let's all have some frocking fun!
Happy New Year to all our customers, friends and followers!
We know that some of you have been badly affected by the flooding which has caused havoc in parts of the country - and Storm Frank has certainly taken a heavy toll on homes, businesses and lives in this corner of Scotland - so we very much hope that 2016 can only get better for everyone.
Being traditionalists we always wait until January before launching our January sale, so here it is! We are currently offering up to 25% off selected catalogue items until 31st January 2016, so grab yourself a bargain!
It's also time to start thinking about this year's Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge which kicks off on 1st February with prizes for the finest examples of vintage, preloved and hand made outfits showcased by entrants during the month. We are making a few changes to the competition this year, so why not join the Frockery Facebook group to stay up to date?
Now that the clocks have changed, and that time of year is almost upon us - St Andrew's Day on 30th November, that is, not the dreaded C season for which there is still plenty of time to prepare - we Scots frockers invariably turn our attention to tartan trendsetting in this land of haggis, shortbread and deep fried Mars bars. Several days of permanent fog have depressed our mood considerably, so we are ditching the plains and embracing the plaids to stave off SAD syndrome and all things dreich!
Having been absent from regular blogging duties recently, due entirely to being exceptionally busy in the shop and having only a skeleton staff (not nearly enough deep fried Mars bars at Frockery HQ!), we are delighted to present this November's tartan parade from our current catalogue. We have more in our stock room awaiting listing, so watch this space if you are a tartan fan.
Short or medium length kilts, in Royal Stuart or Black Watch tartan
Maxi kilts from Mulberry or Scott the Kiltmaker [see more kilts]
Check out the Converse
or classic beige nova check
Liberty tartan trim or casual Fred Perry
And so to bed (with a wee dram)...
Browse our Scots Frockery department for more tartan, tweed, mohair, Fair Isle and Aran knitwear.
Highly calorific birthday cake by Fi Frocker
It's hard to believe that the Frockery turns eight this month!
Many thousands of vintage frocks and other preloved pieces have passed through our stock room since we started out in April 2007, and it has been immensely satisfying to help save the planet in style, as well as getting to know so many lovely customers, several of whom have become firm friends.
There have been many memorable highlights, as well as a few trials (usually technology related!), over the years. We are especially delighted that our Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge, which underlines our Why buy new? philosophy, has become such a popular and successful annual fixture since its inception in 20011, and we were of course pleased as punch to be finalists in last year's Herald Fashion Awards.
To celebrate our eight happy years at the frock face, we're offering a cross-store discount of 15% on all online orders until the end of April. Just use the code BIRTHDAY at the checkout to take advantage of the offer.
We would like to thank all our loyal customers, followers and friends for their support, encouragement and feedback over the past eight years. You are simply the best!