Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Nola website now updated

Hi there nolans,

Just a quickie to let you know that our lovely website has now been updated with some great autumnal stock. We've got some great dresses from See by Chloe, M Missoni and Rutzou for you this season. We'll also be loading up some fabulous glam dresses by Malene Birger for the Christmas party season so keep checking in with us for new exciting pieces.

Carmen & Rhonda


Monday, 8 October 2007

Layering is easy with American Vintage

Have you heard of American Vintage? If you haven't then now is the time to look at this great jersey basics range from France. It's the perfect solution for those autumn days when it's still too warm to wear woollens.

We picked up the range for spring and it just flew out of the store. The autumn range is equally as fabulous with great colours that are just so easy to wear. The colour palette for autumm is charcoal, carbon, midnight blue, chocolate with hints of white and violet. There are styles to flatter all shapes and sizes at at prices from £39 to £109 it's a great way to build a winter capsule wardrobe.

And what you need to know is it washes really well and most impotantly keeps it's shape.

Come and have a look in store

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Stella Magazine recommends Nola

Brighton recently featured in Stella Magazine's Britain's best shopping cities.. And lovely lovely us were mentioned as one of those shops to visit. We love Stella so were really pleased to get included alongside Tribeca and The Lavender rooms as the grooviest independent stores.

As well as the labels mentioned in Stella; See By Chloe, M Missoni, Paul and Joe sister and Alex Monroe, we also carry Angel Jackson, Malene Birger, Rutzou, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel and American Vintage.

All of our autumn winter stock is now sitting pretty on our rails so come in and take a peek. This week, as the weather takes a chilly turn nola says get your winter woolies now.

Lots of love

Carmen and Rhondaxxxx

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Why M Missoni is SO worth the money!!

Sometimes Rhonda and I have a little panic. It's usually just at the start of the new season. Nola is full of boxes, and after the near bacchic frenzy of unpacking and the obligatory trying on of every item (well it would be rude not to!) we come to pricing up the new stock.

M Missoni is our most expensive label. Occasionally i give a little gulp when i price up a dress and it's £350 or £400 pounds. If we were in Notting Hill or Hamstead this wouldn't worry me in the slightest. But we're in Brighton. Brighton women are very stylish, but many have young families and may not be working or are now working on a part time basis. Our customers love fashion but may now have other priorities in their lives. This is one of the reason's why we stock diffusion lines because you get the look and the quality but without the extortionate price tags.

Anyway, back to M Missoni. It may cost more but i can honestly say it is completely worth every penny. The dresses this season are sensational. They are beautifully made, mostly in Italy. They are cut so beautifully that they flatter an 8 to a 16. And in this world of disposable fashion they make a refreshing change, because they will last you forever...just like a diamond!

So, you could buy a few dresses for £400 but they won't have the WOW factor that your M Missoni dress always has and in five years those dresses will be in Oxfam or on long gone on ebay but your Missoni will still be coming out regularly and looking as fabulous as ever.

M Missoni...cos you're worth it! xxxxxx

More Paul and Joe Sister and Malene Birger in store today!

Good afternoon ladies!

Yesterday we had a great delivery of new season goodies from Paul and Joe sister. There are leather bags and wallets at under £120. A fabulous navy coat for £293. The cutest little grey capped sleeve knit with a kitty wearing pearls on it..meow!! The chunky knits are already selling fast so even though the weather may still be warm, i suggest buy now before it's too late!!!

We've had some more great pieces from our fave Malene Birger. The chunky Varta scarves are massive and worth every penny of the £80 they sell for. The "Gulda" snake print dress is flying out of the store, but we managed to snag ourselves a few more. again girls buy now or repent at leisure!!!!!

All our product shots for fall/winter are being taken next week so our website will be updated really soon. The Sonia Rykiel is nearly here, as is the Tara Jarmon and the American vintage. It's all happening!!!

Bring on the cold right now!!!

Lots of love

Carmen and Rhondaxxxx

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Scarves and Sunglasses

Morning nolans!

The weather has turned fricking ridiculous again and i don't know what to wear. Every year is the same story. By August i'm still a whiter shade of pale (with some wierd patches of tan in odd places) and no closer to having reached my perfect summer wardrobe, and i own a clothes shop!!!

I've given up on summer fashions now and am concentrating on putting together the perfect autumn wardrobe. This season i am determined to not be waylaid by panic purchases and impulse buys. So what am i looking for this autumn and what have we got in store that's gonna fit my requirements?

Sunglasses!!! Yes sunnies my lovelies. I think it's a great time of year to invest in a great new pair of shades. Some great styles arrived from Malene Birger yesterday and even though the skies are grey, they won't be forever!!! And imagine as the days get colder and you're all wrapped up in your chic winter woolies, how great you'll feel in a fabulous pair of sunnies. This autumn is all about luxury and a great looking pair of sunglasses can add instant glamour to a simple outfit. The Malene Birger sunnies are a fab price too, only £100 and not only that, the packaging is luxurious too.

Scarves!!! If you live in Brighton you know we have our fair share of gusty winds a blowin'! It's no place for floaty skirts unless you don't mind showing your undies. It's too warm for coats and jackets but not too warm for a lovely M Missoni scarf!! We have a mouthwatering selection for you this season. From very light lurex metallics to chunky monkey big wool knits a la Giles Deacon!! and with prices from £90 they are an absolute must.

Well i've got the scarf and sunglasses situation sorted, now it's just the rest of my wardrobe that needs overhauling!!!!!

Also in this week...more from Rutzou, Malene Birger and Paul and Joe Sister. Coming soon..Sonia, See by Chloe, Tara Jarmon, American Vintage and Notify jeans.

Lots of love


Thursday, 2 August 2007

New season Rutzou dresses.....going.........going......nearly gone!!

Hey there, just a quick blog today to let you all know that we now have a lovely selection of the new Autumn/Winter 07 collections in store. We've got fabulous pieces in from Rutzou, Malene Birger, Paul and Joe Sister and some stunning party knits from M Missoni. Rutzou have produced a fantastic jersey dress (in black or green) which is an absolute winner for the new season. We've only got a couple left so come along and bag yourself a great little number for your wardrobe. Malene Birger has designed some fab new shoes which are proving to be popular with the Brighton ladies. Absolutely stunning round toe leather beauties which make your foot look real sexy. They give great toe cleavage!!! We've got them in black or sand. They won't last long.

Oh, and just to let you know it's Pride this weekend so town is gonna be very busy - they'll be some great costumes on parade as usual so come along to nola to get a great view of the madness happening all over Brighton.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

It's only July but we have lovely new season See by Chloe, Missoni and Paul and Joe sister in our basement!!!

Hi guys

Thanks to all the lovely nolans who came along to our customer evening last thursday. It was a resounding success with much wine quaffed. Rhonda and I were more than a little fragile the next day! The sale is going really well, but there are still many glorious fashion bargains so get down here before it all goes.

There are new deliveries coming in thick and fast now. We hope to be putting out at least a rail of new season stock in the next week or so keep those fashion peepers peeled!!!

This week we are mostly obsessed by facebook and fear it will take over our lives!! Also, off to Abigail's Party in St Anne's Wells Garden tomorrow unless we are rained off.

Lots of love

Carmen & Rhondaxxx

Monday, 16 July 2007

Summer Sale Starts 20th July

Nola's summer sale starts at 10.30am this friday 20th July. We will be having a customer evening this Thursday from 5.30 - 8.30pm. Do join us for a glass of rose or three and a shopful of bargains.

Carmen and Rhondaxxx

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Premier Blog!

Hello everyone out there who may come across our brand new blog.

This is the one stop blog shop for nola boutique in Brighton.

We'll be adding lots of pictures of our beautiful store and just writing general nonsense as well anything else we can think of as it happens.

We are novices to this blogosphere but i think we're going to like it here!!!!