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  • Secret Santastic!

    December 4, 2012

    Way back in 2007, when we were only just born as a business, we floated the idea of green stocking fillers and sustainable ‘secret Santa’ gifts for our eco-friendly customers who wanted to exchange thoughtful gifts with family, friends and colleagues, but didn’t want any of them to cost the earth. Ever since we have been listing quirky little items that fit the bill for this time of year and the feedback has been very positive.

    Rising to the eco-Santa challenge once again this year, we have listed a selection of goodies with suitably green credentials which are all distinctly affordable and a much needed antidote to the collective consumerist insanity which can be contagious in the run-up to Christmas every year.

    So here are a few ideas to inspire the eco-savvy shopper in you this Christmas. All at a fraction of their original cost, they should please your nearest, dearest and not-quite-so-dearest, as well as serving a practical purpose well into the new year. Just click on a pic for details.

    Cream shearling purse

    shearling puurse

    Ness tartan wool trapper hat 

    ness tartan trapper hat

    Retro shot glasses

    shot glasses

    Retro London tea towel

    retro london tea towel

    Retro waist pinny  (NOW SOLD!) (we have more of these in stock)

    retro yellow pinny apron

    Bone china perfume atomiser

    perfume atomiser

    Govancroft Highlandware sugar and cream

    govancroft sugar and cream

    Raw silk box bag

    raw silk box bag

    Heavy horse brass chain belt

    horse brass chain belt

    Shearling suede gloves

    shearling gloves

    Embellished cuffs

    black embellished cuffs

    Harris tweed herringbone cap

    harris tweed cap

    Oblong print scarf

    oblong print scarf

    So why not check out our Frockery menu of aprons, tea towels, scarves, ties, purses, hats, bags and various homeware items for Secret Santastic gifts this festive season? You know it makes eco-sense in more ways than one!

    P.S. We also have some fab party frocks at equally affordable prices so that Cinderella can go to the ball after completing the Christmas shopping!

    cinderella gold ballgown

  • Festive frockery offer

    November 25, 2010

    xmas tree

    Overspending at Christmas is always hard to resist as the shops are crammed with temptation and marketing messages are blasted out as relentlessly as Slade’s Merry Christmas EverybodyWhile many of us want to exchange thoughtful gifts with family, friends and colleagues, none of us wants to break the bank.

    But never fear, for we are here with affordable festive frockery, vintage, retro and recycled stocking fillers and quirky secret Santa ideas that don’t cost the earth but are sure to please.  What's more, early bird Frockery shoppers will have 10% deducted from their purchases when they enter the code xmas-10 at the checkout (offer valid until 30 November).

    Rather than hit the high street, why not browse for bargains online to avoid the cold, the crowds, the consumerism  and the credit card meltdown?  There are many independent online traders selling hand made, vintage and  recycled items, but naturally we  have some suggestions from our own shop for those who prefer personalised presents to  mass produced predictability.

    We especially  like this retro tea towel and these 60s table napkins Old fashioned pinnies are always popular, as are scarves, bags, jewellery, hats and gloves.  Here are a few more ideas.

    pigskin gloves brooch

    Or how about a holly print dress or top?

    holly print dressholly print top

    Of course, dedicated fashionistas will still find plenty of affordable party wear for the upcoming festive season with sequins, beads and glitz aplenty in our catalogue.

    fuchsia party dress sequinned dressalexon dressblack seuin topred velvet dressdisco top

    By shopping vintage, retro, handmade and recycled, you can not only congratulate yourself on saving money but also on reducing unnecessary style miles!

     

  • Goodwill to all people and the planet

    November 14, 2007

    The Frockery firmly believes that the upcoming season of goodwill should be extended to looking after our planet as well as the people around us.

    Having recently floated the idea of green stocking fillers and sustainable 'secret Santa' gifts, we have been encouraged by the positive response of some of our eco-friendly customers, who say they do want to exchange thoughtful gifts with family, friends and colleagues, but really don't want any of them to cost the earth.

    Rising to the eco-challenge, we have now included a selection of goodies with suitably green credentials in The Frockery catalogue, which means they are all affordable, as well as being quirky, vintage, retro and/or recycled, in what we hope is a much needed antidote to the rampant consumerism which abounds in the run-up to Christmas every year.

    Retro tea towels are already flying out of the shop, and we have some old fashioned pinnies like this one on offer, as well as a selection of  inexpensive jewellery. You will also find an affordable selection of scarves, bags, hats and gloves, and even some retro table linen for some 1970s nostalgia.

    Meanwhile, dedicated fashionistas will still find plenty of affordable party wear for the upcoming festive season and, by Frockery shopping, they can congratulate themselves on reducing unnecessary style miles in the process!