Friday, 19 December 2008

Malene Birger, See by Chloe, M Missoni up to 70% off in nola's Winter sale!

Hi ladies, quick post to let you know that our Winter sale starts on Tuesday 22 December at 10.30am. There'll be mahoosive savings on loads of pieces byyour favourite designer - up to 70% off M Missoni, Inwear, Luella, By Malene Birger, See by Chloe and much more. See you there! Rx

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Emu ugg boots now only £80!! Pre- Christmas sale!

Hello lovely nolans, just a quick post to let you know that our EMU ugg boots are now reduced to £70 for the Lo Stinger and £80 for the Hi Stinger. What a bargain! Emu boots are 100% Australian sheepskin and are ideal for keeping your tootsies warm in this cold weather. Order online at or pop in and see me in store. Rxxxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Malene Birger s/s09 on it's way!

Hello lovelies, as promised another piccy of what's in store for nola in January. Here we have a beautiful skirt, blouse and headband combination from the ultra talented Malene Birger. Her new Spring/Summer 09 collection is simply divine. Lots of floaty loveliness but showing a bit of an edge. We've got some smashing stuff coming through in January. Keep an eye on our website for new arrivals. But in the meantime if there is anything you see in the press that you fancy give me a ring on 01273 726555 and I'll see what I can do for you. xxxx

Monday, 15 December 2008

A taste of things to come!!!

I'm getting very excited about next season. The anticipation of opening up all the boxes of new arrivals reaches fever pitch at nola. We've got some AMAZING pieces coming in from See by Chloe and Malene Birger. So beautiful!!! We've got lots of new labels too!!! As a taster - here's a lovely dress from See by Chloe - the "Jardin" dress. I'll put some more piccies up over the next few days.

Rhonda xxx

Saturday, 29 November 2008

OMG - Hotel Chocolat has opened a shop in Brighton. Save me.

Have tried to avoid popping in but succumbed this morning on the pretext that I was considering present for others. Managed to restrain myself but will be putting in an order for the blueberry cremes. Hint hint.


Tuesday, 25 November 2008

nola's customer evening Thursday 27 November 2008 from 5pm

Hi nolans,

Hope you are managing to keep warm out there. If you are felling a bit chilly then pop along to our customer evening on Thursday 27th for a heart-warming 20% off EVERYTHING in store. If you can't make the evening, then the 20% discount applies throughout the day. If you are ordering on the web - enter the code THURS 27 into the customer notes box to obtain your 20% discount.

We'l be dishing out Cava and mince pies and they'll be an extra little chocolatey treat with all purchases. Don't forget, it's 20% off everything - clothing, Emu Ugg boots, jeans, jewellery and candles - so you can buy all your Christmas pressies here too! As Craig Revel-Horwood would say "Fab - u - lous"!!!!

See you on Thursday. Kissy kissy. xxxxxx

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Buzzy buzzy bees - new Alex Monroe necklaces in store.

Hi there,

Just a quick one to let you all know that we've now had a new delivery of Alex Monroe necklaces. Here's alovely picture of one of his bumblebee necklaces. In store now!


Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Luella wears her Deputy jacket on BBC2's "Britsh Style Genius"

I am thoroughly enjoying the BBC2 series "British Style Genius" at the moment. Last week's was fantastic with Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen doing their rebel bit. Do you remember McQueen's bumsters when he first showed them?

Anyhoo, last night was "By Royal Appointment" - The Country Look. It was very British indeed. I want a Barbour now! The programme celebrated all things countrified - tartan, tweed, oilskin, florals, headscarves and brogues. A great look if you can pull it off. Luella Bartlley was talking about the inspirations for her collections - classic British that has "gone wrong"! I love Luella's pieces - we've got in stock the Deputy jacket that Luella was wearing in the interview - amazingly well cut, with a touch of humour in the shoulders. It's £325 and is a great price for a jacket that you'll wear for years and years.

Monday, 27 October 2008

It's getting nippy out there!

Don't know about you but I love this time of the year. I love the smell in the air -kind of clean and fresh with a bit of a whiff of bonfire in it. Lovely. I also love the clothes that are about at this time of the year. I'm loving wrapping up in the huge American Vintage scarves we've got at nola and wearing the truly amazing Trisian chunky cardi from Malene Birger. We've also got lovely toasty Emu ugg boots in store now. Great price - £130 for the hi boots and just £110 for the lo boots.

We've also got some lovely perfume and candles in from Ortigia - stunning packaging, very sophis.

We're off to a Hallow'een party on Friday night so I'm looking for a bit of a fancy featherwork for my hair. Will let you know how I get on.

Rhonda x

Tuesday, 1 July 2008


Good news!

The Nola summer sale starts this saturday at 10.30am.

There will be tons of great bargains on offer as we don't do sales by half!! There will be up to 70% off selected items and as a bonus to our customers, mention this blog and receive another 10% off your total.

All of our labels will be on sale; Malene Birger, Rutzou, See by Chloe, M Missoni, Paul and Joe Sister, Karma and American Vintage. All jewellery and accessories will also be on sale.

Come and see us at: nola, 24 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1RB 01273 726 555.

Lots of love


Wednesday, 18 June 2008

This Week We're Loving......M Missoni Bikinis!!

Hopefully you are all looking forward to jetting off somewhere hot and beachy in the coming months. If you are then a luxurious, beautifully made bikini can make all the difference to how you feel on the beach.

If you are in your late thirties like me then you know that cheap bikinis just aren't a good look for us. The colours are always just a bit off and you wear them once and they sag like mad. Plus all the mediterranean ladies take their swimwear seriously so that number from M & S that you thought looked great in the privacy of your bedroom mirror suddenly ain't looking too hot next to donatella's little Versace number!!!

This season we've chosen a fabulous style from M Missoni in two great prints that are fabulous for this season but as with all M Missoni, this will become a classic, timeless piece. Classic briefs with aenough height to cover those muffin tops!! with a triangle bikini top with metal clasp fastening and nice slim straps. First colourway is tropical splashes of orange, hor pink and red. The second colourway is white background with tropical leaf print in soft coral, blue and khaki. I'll put pictures up shortly.

The price is a really reasonable £120 and we stock sizes 8 to 14. We can do mail order so please give us a call if you fancy a bit of fabulous M Missoni


Tuesday, 15 April 2008


The 42nd Brighton Festival starts on May 3rd this year and will run until the 25th. We are already booked up for the fabulous Spiegeltent and The Go Team DJing Da Doo Ron. (You may note we have chosen the least highbrow events possible!!! but we are seriously considering "Up The Gary" too!!!.

If you get bored of the street entertainers, the literary talks and lunchtime recitals, then pop in and see us and our beautiful range of womenswear!!!


Afternoon my lovelies,

Okay, i'm not gonna lie and say it's sandal weather this week because, frankly, that would be wrong. But, the sun is coming out to play more and more, and this warm sandal wearing weather can often creep up on us.

The best time to buy summer sandals is about now. You have plenty of choice and the sizes are still available. However, leave it a couple of weeks, waiting for that weather to pick up, you go back to the shops and suddenly there's nothing, nada, zilch.

We have some very sweet sandals this summer.

The "Kylie" suede and fabric sandal by antik Batik in silver grey £82

The "Juddy" gladiator sandal by Antik Batik in black £82

The LA label Dolce Vita has arrived and we've got some really pretty flats from them and

with prices ranging from £70 - £85 they are great value.

We have the patent slides in snake, black patent and pink patent £70

We have the ankle strap flats in snake and black patent £70

Silver mirrored thong sandals £85

If you are in Brighton, pop in and have a try on. If you like the look of any from the picture, we are happy to do mail order. A couple of the styles are also for sale on our website

lots of summery sandal love

Carmen and Rhonda

Thursday, 3 April 2008

American Vintage has arrived!

Hi Nolans!

Some American Vintage has finally arrived and is now on the rails waiting for you to take it home!!

We've been waiting a long long time for this delivery, so i can''t tell ya how pleased we are to see it. There are plenty more styles still to come but you Am Vintage junkies out there can now get yourself a little fix!!!!

Monday, 28 January 2008

It's The Final Countdown der der der derrrr der der der der derrrrr!!!

Happy Monday Dear Nolans!

Our final markdowns are online and in store NOW! so check them out because good stuff is now REALLY CHEAP!!!!

There are some new bits a nd pieces in from See by Chloe and By Malene Birger (bangles and a couple of lovely little dresses). We picked up some really cute pink and blue cashmere cardys and tops from a label called Indian summer and they arrived last week. We've also just had in some pretty little umbrellas and slippers from a little danish labels Libeth Dahl. Frankly, everything that has come in is so pretty and a lot of it is selling out already so don't dilly dally little ladies!!!

Speak soon


Tuesday, 8 January 2008

New Year, New Blog Resolutions!!!

Dear Nolans,

A very Happy and Prosperous New Year to you all.

We have been appallingly slack at keeping this blog updated and for that we can only apologise. Our main nola resolution this year is to keep this blog up to date and focus on our lovely web site and online shop. Oh, and try to drink and eat more too.

What's been going on in the world of nola for the last couple of months? Well, we have had a brilliant winter sale, we've just made some further reductions so there's some real bargains to be had. Pop in and have a rummage, you'll find some amazing pieces at great prices.

We had our leaky ceiling fixed (thank you Mr landlord) and we're planning a bit of redecoration and refit once the sale is over.

We've got some great Spring/Summer 08 pieces arriving every day now, wow, the See by Chloe is truly beautiful and very well priced - great cotton shirts from £95 and cute cute cute jersey dresses at £100. They are proving to be very popular so come and have a look before eveyone else does. We've got some fabulous new labels for Spring/Summer:

  • Antik Batik, always a popular choice with some stunning silk pieces and amazing accessories to brighten up your summer wardrobe,
  • Karma, a soft and feminine line, specialising in beautiful jersey and chiffon dresses - great for a summer wedding outfit,
  • RN Convertible, a truly stunning collection of fluid jersey pieces that can be worn in various ways - great for summer holidays,
  • Dolce Vita, a brilliant shoe label from California worn by Mischa, Lindsay et al. Great casual flats at a lovely price too!
  • All of the above and our regular lovely labels, Paul and Joe Sister (lovely jersey tees and cotton dresses), Missoni M (sensational as ever!), Malene Birger (grown up boho this season - lots of embroidery, beads and floatiness), See by Chloe (bright prints, head turning denim) and Rutzou (lovely silk pieces, party dresses).

Oooooh, it's going to be a good season! We are both very very excited about it and can't wait to start trying it all on!

We're also looking forward to having shiny new hairdos (love that word), white nail varnish, the new Sex and the City movie, getting our tootsies out again, watching Masterchef, getting rid of dry winter skin, going to the beach after work (well, you would if you lived in Brighton), and loads of other lovely things that come with the Spring (my birthday included).

It's gonna be a great 08 indeed.

Love Rhonda xx