Fashion

  • 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!

  • Love is in the air

    February 5, 2010

    We are already into the shortest month of the year and Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Love may be in the air, but if these post festive bills are threatening to dampen your romantic spirit, you need look no further than The Frockery for some inexpensive but tasteful tokens of affection for your loved one. Or why not just treat yourself?

    We are especially loving this fun heart print party frock from Top Shop, this Lolita Lempicka lace trimmed silk slip and this raspberry silk camisole from Coast, all of which will win hearts without breaking the bank.

    There there is still plenty of time to order before Valentine's Day as we usually dispatch the same or next day by first class recorded delivery.

  • Frockery flu

    January 24, 2010

    Apologies for the lack of recent frockery talk, but we have been battling off bouts of colds and flu here. Hopefully a few drams for Burns Night tomorrow will help see off the last of the lurgy and we can start looking forward to the first snowdrops of spring, as well as some spring in our own step!

    We have been incredibly busy this past month and would like to welcome all our lovely new customers and thank our equally lovely regulars for continuing to support us. We always appreciate your feedback and remember that, in the event that an item doesn’t fit or it isn’t suitable for any reason, you can be sure of a prompt refund.

    We have just added another selection of new stock, ranging from warm woolly jumpers to pretty party frocks, and we hope you’ll enjoy browsing through the site.  We will be sorting and cataloguing our latest arrivals this week, so do please keep dropping by the site by to see what’s new.