Frockery Talk

  • Pringle animation

    April 25, 2010

    We have had a busy week sorting some recently arrived stock and have just updated the catalogue with a selection of dresses, jackets, skirts, tops, lingerie and accessories. We hope you'll enjoy browsing the various Frockery departments.

    For all the Pringle knitwear lovers out there, this animated film should raise a smile. It certainly cheered up our rainy weekend in north east Scotland.

  • New stock!

    April 18, 2010

    Another catalogue update has just been completed and we are especially loving this grey longer length cardigan with colourful motifs and this fabulous cream ostrich leather handbag which will complement any outft. As promised, we have listed a selection of lovely Laura Ashley dresses, some of which have already been snapped up.

    Thank you to all the lovely customers who have taken the time to send us feedback on our services and suggestions for our website which is currently being redeveloped to include a host of new features. We are trying to include as many ideas as possible to improve the Frockery shopping experience and should be ready to unveil the new look website by the end of May. We have to say we are more than a little excited at the prospect!

  • Happy Easter

    April 3, 2010

    Happy Easter to all our customers and website visitors! We will be closed on Easter Monday but have been burning the midnight oil to bring you another catalogue update to peruse over the holiday weekend.

    We have just listed an Aquascutum navy raincoat in immaculate condition and in a generous size 16, along with a selection of fab footwear including these cute tan suede pixie boots and these vintage blue peep toe heels. If it's denim jackets that take your fancy this spring, take a look at our selection here.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the return of the Gene Genie (along with a perm free Alex) in Ashes to Ashes last night and will be firing up the Quattro to get away for a day or two ourselves!

  • New arrivals

    March 23, 2010

    We have just added a few more pieces to the catalogue, including a beautiful 1970s Marion Donaldson deep red velvet and lace dress and the cutest retro red pleated skirt from Clockhouse.

    We also have quite  number of Laura Ashley summer dresses in stock, mostly size 8/10, which will be making their way onto the website in the next week or so, as well as a selection of scarves, shoes and accessories to put some spring into your wardrobe.

    And don't forget that Ashes to Ashes is back for its third series starting Friday 2nd  April! We are all looking forward to revisiting the 80s and catching up with our favourite Gene Genie.

  • Busy busy busy!

    March 12, 2010

    We have been missing in action on the Frockery Talk front lately as it has been so busy here. We have, however, been enjoying modest success in matching items to customers' requests, although some we are unfortunately unable to fulfil.

    This week we have been sorting through lovely Laura Ashley dresses, cowboy shirts and a selection of trench coats, all of which should soon be making an appearance in the catalogue. We have also just taken delivery of a beautiful vintage 1970s dress by Marion Donaldson, one of our favourite designers. And just how cute are these 80s pink court shoes?

    Our new website is still at the planning stage, but we are making progress. Thanks to all who have contributed suggestions for additions and improvements, either directly or via Twitter. We are hoping to launch a brand new site by the summer and it's all very exciting!

  • Sourcing success

    February 20, 2010

    We have just updated the catalogue with a selection of jackets, coats and some pretty blouses. We also have some super jumpers looking for new homes which will be listed in the next few days, including chunky arran and traditional knitwear. It has been snowing here again and warm woollies look like staying a wardrobe staple for the foreseeable future.

    Our sourcing service has been busy of late and we have managed to match a number of items with customers as they come into stock. We get some unusual and often quite specific requests (does anyone have a nurse's cloak from Ashludie hospital or an original Biba feather boa?) While we obviously can't  always guarantee a result, we do always keep our eyes open for wanted items, so just drop us an email with a note of your requests.

    In an effort to expand our horizons, we have been doing some business networking over the past couple of weeks and meeting all sorts of interesting people at conferences and seminars. One event last week had Michelle Mone, founder of Ulltimo and one of Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs, as its keynote speaker and her presentation was both entertaining and inspirational. However, it also reminded of us why we want to stay small and we don't see key performance indicators coming to The Frockery anytime soon!