Tag Archives: Christmas

  • 'Tis the season for seeing red

    November 21, 2016

    As the Christmas season approaches, the annual descent into collective chaos is already upon us and we are beginning to see red. Trees are appearing in windows in the third week of November; supermarkets are replete with mince pies and party-ready platters; Jingle Bells and Slade have begun their relentless assault on our eardrums; and we are expected to remain merry throughout - all the while shopping until we drop. Even the turkeys who didn't vote for Christmas seem glad to be heading for the exit now that the advent countdown has been triggered.

    But we are also seeing red in a good way with a selection of Christmas crackers en rouge from our catalogue, none of which will land you in the red at this expensive time of year!

    vintage red jumper with pilgrim collar

    Vintage red jumper with Pilgrim collar 

    80s vintage red feminella blouse

    80s Feminella blouse with fancy lace front

    vintage red mohair slouch cardigan

    80s vintage red moahir slouch cardigan

    Royal Scot red mohair shawl

    Royal Scot red mohair shawl

    altare red leather gloves

    Altare red leather gloves

    red devore fringed cocktail dress

     Red devore fringed cocktail dress

    vintage monsoon berry red velvet dress

     Vintage Monsoon berry red velvet coktail dress with back bow

    berry red jersey maxi dress

    Berry red jersey hostess maxi dress

    laura ashley red suede shoes

    Laura Ashley red suede slingbacks

    red velveteen shos with bows

     Red velveteen shoes with bows

    red velveteen dressing gown

    Red velveteen dressing gown

    80s red leatherette bag

    Cute 80s red faux leather handbag

    red vanity weekend case

     60s mod vanity overnight case

    Look out for lots more in our Simply Red section!

  • So here it is, Merry Christmas (and a Happy New Year)

    December 23, 2014


    The Frockers would like to wish all our customers, readers, visitors and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you all for your support during 2014, which has been our most successful trading year to date.

    We'll be back at the frock face for a few days - full of turkey (and veggie equivalent), chocolate and raised spirits - before starting again on our Hogmanay celebrations next week.

    Do please remember that, for any Frockery items purchased as Christmas gifts, we are happy to extend our refund/exchange period as long as the goods are returned to us by the end of January.

    Sadly, John Otway didn't hit the Christmas No 1 spot, but he and his reindeer made an impact on the charts, along with his Big Band (one of whom doubles as a Hot Rod) and the Very Dodgy Jumper choir. If the truth be known, we preferred the B side, Rocking with the Reindeer - so here it is, Merry Christmas!


  • Happy holidays and a blast from Christmas past!

    December 22, 2013

    We would like to wish everyone happy holidays and very merry 2014 with a blast from the chief frocker's Christmas past (circa 1959). Thank you all for your support over the past year, we couldn't go on without you! xxx

    christmas 1959

    Wasn't Santa cute back then!

  • Last orders for Christmas 2011

    December 8, 2011

    Forfar christmas tree

    Now that Christmas is fast approaching, we would like to advise customers that last orders for Christmas delivery within the UK should be placed by midday on Tuesday 20th December, which is the last posting date for first class mail, or by midday on Thursday 22nd December for special delivery items. 

    We will still be sending out orders until Christmas Eve and will be back at the frock face on Wednesday 28th December. In Scotland, we always have an extra day to recover from Hogmanay, so we will be resuming normal service on Wednesday 4th January.

    Thanks to all our customers for their support over the past year. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

  • Waste not want not, fill bellies not bins

    November 7, 2011

    Christmas may come but once a year, but the run-up to the so-called season of goodwill seems to go on forever.  We make a point of ignoring the subject until the clocks change, after which there seems to be no avoiding it as the shops fill with festive related food, frockery and gifts guaranteed to tempt even the most Scrooge like into spending, and consequently wasting, too much.

    As our regular readers are aware, we are confirmed frugalistas, preferring to live life in the slow lane generally, and the slow fashion lane in particular. We love to cook meals from scratch and hate waste, which means leftovers are nearly always recycled into a new dish and surplus is shared among friends, neighbours and sometimes the local ducks! Similarly, our wardrobe is full of vintage, second hand, recycled and home made clothes, with any outgrowns being donated to charity shops or recycled in textile banks.

    Yet the pressure on even the greenest of meanies to overspend and over consume rears its ugly head every year without fail and is a very persuasive force, judging by the heaving high streets and astronomical levels of spending in supermarkets. Collective insanity seems to prevail pre-Christmas and drives a spending frenzy that is inevitably regretted in the new year as the credit card bills roll in.

    It was therefore heartening to hear about the food waste busting mission of one of our newest Twitter followers, @Feeding5K. On 18th November 2011, they will be living up to their name and feeding 5000 people in London's Trafalgar Square on food that would otherwise have been wasted. "Fill Bellies, Not Bins" is their motto and you can sign a pledge to reduce your food waste on their website.

    free lunch

    Then on 26th November it's Buy Nothing Day 2011, which challenges us all to switch off from shopping for one day as an antidote to the toxicity of rampant consumerism.

    buy nothing day 2011

    Buy Nothing Day proponents maintain, like us, that it’s not shopping in itself that is harmful, but what we buy. They remind us all that:

    "Only 20% of the world population are consuming over 80% of the earth’s natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth. As consumers, we should question the products we buy and the companies who produce them.

    The idea is to make people stop and think about what and how much they buy affects the environment and developing countries. Increasingly large companies use labour in developing countries to produce goods because its cheap and there aren’t the systems to protect workers like there are in the west."

     So let's bear these sentiments in mind in this coming season of goodwill: waste not want not, fill bellies not bins, and moderation in all things (although we may just make a small exception for red wine!)

  • We wish you a merry Christmas

    December 24, 2009

    We would like to wish our customers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you all for your support throughout 2009.

    And a special thanks to James from Marketing Donut for the Frockery mention in their end of year blog.