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