Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Nola A/W sale now on!

Our Winter sale is now on with many bargains to be had. If you love APC, Malene Birger and Swedish Hasbeens, nola is the place to get some cracking AW pieces. Most stock has 30% or more discounted. Have a look at our sale page on our website for a taster of what's available but there's TONS more instore to satisfy your sale cravings.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Nola sale starts 18th December.

Our sale starts on Saturday 18th December, we're having an instore preview evening on Wednesday 15th - there will be drinks and nibbles galore, from 5.30pm. Try and pop in and see us for bargainous larks. Our online sale has already started - have a peek, you might find something for your stocking. Self gifting is good.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Where we'll be on New Year's Eve!

Brighton always goes quiet over Christmas - loads of people go away to visit family. New Year is a different matter entirely. come the 31st Dec it all kicks off and goes mental. Everywhere is rammed and there's some right old sights. Last year we went to Lucky Voice, got pie-eyed on Buddah beer and sang our tits off 'til 4am. Then walked home barefoot. Classy.

This year we're going to Born Bad, the most excellent rock and roll night in Brighton. I'm really looking forward to a good old fashioned knees-up, I'm quite partial to a bit 50s and 60s music(those that have seen my record collection will confirm this as FACT) and I'm getting more and more into rock and roll as I get older. Born Bad play some really obscure stuff so I know I'm in for a treat. I'm already planning my outfit. It has to be dressy but danceable so am thinking the By Malene Birger Pepina sequinned jacket, and black ski pants with lowish kitten heels so that I can strut my stuff. No bag - husband can carry keys, money and lipstick. I'll probably get some kind of quiffy action going on - poundshop hairspray is the best for keeping my 'do in place on dance nights. What are you doing NYE?


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

New Wildfox Sweatshirts now in store @ nola

A quick heads up to let you know that we've had an early drop of the new season Wildfox sweatshirts (not due until January but we've got a couple in). Made from the usual amazing soft soft fabrics, each style shown is £95. Not yet on the website but the Wildfox tees and sweats fly out so they won't hang around for long.

Jingle balls at nola

Here's our Christmas window - please excuse the picture, my camera (and photography skills) are rather shabby. Still, you get the idea. We've decided to focus on jewellery this season and we think that the display of our Zoe & Morgan, Alex Monroe, Disney Couture and Jacey Withers collections is really eye-catching. Priced from £15 to £350, we've got lovely pieces to suit all budgets.

With thanks to Alexis and Ian from FentonForeman in Brighton for assistance with the design and contruction.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

American Vintage SS11

I'm off up that London on Monday to buy the SS11 American Vintage. If you are unaware of the brand, American Vintage is a French basics label set up by Mickael Azoulay in 2005. Focusing on good quality fabrics and simple easy to wear pieces, American Vintage is best known for it's layering styles.

We've been selling it in nola since 2005 and our customers love each new collection and buy it by the armful! Next SS11 sees the label focussing on beautiful soft neutral palettes which are fantastic for the Spring. They have introduced some brighter colours for the Summer drop - mustards and sky blues add colour pops to our wardrobes. And again, the fabrics are soooo soft yet durable!

Can't wait to see it!

Images: http://www.am-vintage.com/

Friday, 3 December 2010

Christmas present ideas at nola - jewellery

We've got a cracking selection of jewellery at nola at the moment, in fact we think it's our best selection yet. We've got collections to suit all pockets, fun pieces from Disney Couture, through to Jacey Withers show pieces as seen on Claudia Schiffer. And of course we have the Alex Monroe bees and birds.
1. Disney Couture Alice Drink Me Bottle - £50
2. Jacey Withers Silver and Gold Plated Wing Earrings - £110
3. Alex Monroe Gold Plated Swallow Necklace £100
4. Jacey Withers Show Piece Silver Eagle Necklace - £350
5. Jacey Withers Silver & Gold Plated Galleon Earrings - £120

The only way to travel

Well the snow has ground Brighton to a halt, no trains, buses and walking is a pain in the butt. I was strolling through Churchill Square (after having my eyebrows threaded by the lovely Simon at The Brow Studio) and was fantasising about alternative forms of travel during snowier times and I came across this! Now, for those of you who know me, already know that I adore a pony, but to own a mechanical fantasy pony would just blow my mind AND solve all my travel woes. Especially if it could fly too. And have a heated saddle, and have a place to store gin.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Nola Christmas Shindig - Thursday 2 December 2010

Well, it's that time of the year again. Nola's pre-Christmas drink up! Ignore the Arctic conditions out there and come and get warm with a Winter Pimms at nola (seriously lovely spicy drink to make you glow all over). Scoff mini mince pies and grab yourself a bargain with 25% off everything in store on the night. We're also offering complimentary eyebrow threading by The Brow Studio. From 5.30pm to 8.30pm, 42 Gardner Street Brighton. Ding, dong merrily on high. xx

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Alex Monroe Bumblebees

It's as predictable as my mum over boiling the Christmas sprouts, Alex Monroe bumblebees always sell out for Christmas. We've got the original sized bee (£125) and also the silver baby bee (£95) in stock. They won't last for long so make sure you get your order in early.

Friday, 26 November 2010

by Malene Birger Winter Cape Coat

Brrr. It's coat time. And this by Malene Birger number is a corker. Shaped in a feminine, military cape style, it's a good compromise between the coat and cape. Great for wearing chunky jumpers underneath when it's really nippy but ideal for lighter knitwear when we get a bit warmer (Spring?). It's one of Malene's "Darlings" - one of a select few pieces that she chooses as her favourite of the season. It's been really popular in store, priced at £245.
Stick a big chunky scarf on top of it and go for long contemplative Winter walks.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Handknitted Tam O' Shanter anyone?

It's getting a bit nippy down here in Brighton - when the wind whips up from the sea, it can freeze all kinds of extremities. We've been selling these lovely Tam hats by Eribe really well over the last couple of days. Made from 100% Scottish lambswool, Eribe Tam hats are based on traditional Scottish designs with a contemporary twist. They are all hand knitted. At £65 we think they're a bargain. And they keep our ears warm too.


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Sneak preview By Malene Birger SS11

Well, the forecast today in good ol' Brighton is rain rain rain, so I'm cheering myself up with another look at next seasons collections. I always love looking at what I've bought for next season and the Malene Birger SS11 is really lovely. I always find that Malene gets quite structured and edgy in Autumn/Winter which can be difficult for some women to wear. However she always softens things up for Spring/Summer. For next season the silhouettes are dominated by the new length drawn from the skirts and dresses of the 50s, and the lean, cool suiting from menswear. Focus is paid to separates. High waist skirts are used with floaty feminine blouses to create a sexy and classic form. Pants are pleated for extra volume – either with carrot shaped or wide legs. Also, we're offered amazing all in one jumpsuits for a casual yet revealingly sexy look.

Tops are floaty, feminine, blousey affairs or over-sized tees. Team these with a formal jacket and you have the ideal Spring workwear wardrobe. The Spring palette is quite muted, lots of khaki, tobacco, sludgy browns and creams - lots of earthy colours. The High Summer pieces are again very feminine and sexy, but more playful and the colours are brighter with orange shades being quite prevelant - shades such as "Coralish" and, my personal fave, "Peachy Lips"!

So there it is, lots of jumpsuits, different length skirts and trouser shapes, great colours, and my prediction for the dress (the Meliasa shown in the photo) that all the press are going to call in as a must have for the season......

You're gonna love it.

Socks and Swedish Hasbeens in Winter?

Having a shoe crisis. How this can possibly happen when I have a wardrobe full of fabulous shoes and boots is beyond me, but I am in full blown shoe panic. I'm not prepared to spend money on shoes that I'm only going to like for a week, so until I find the perfect pair of day shoes (and believe me I'm searching) then I'm making my Summer shoes earn their keep.

Normally I'd run around in a pair of Bloch ballet flats as they are so comfy or my sturdy brogues but today I fancied a bit of a heel. I've got some amazing heels but none of them inspired me today, as I really wanted to wear socks. After trying everything I own on, I settled for my silver Swedish Hasbeen peep toe clogs from this Summer as they clashed really well with my Pringle socks and cargo pants. I quite like it, and surprisingly not too cold on the tootsies as wood is an insulator. What do you think?

My Mad Men Image

Was a bit bored before work this morning and whilst I SHOULD have gone to the gym, I decided that I REALLY needed to create my Mad Men persona. Had ten minutes of fun putting together an outfit but could only download this small image. What you don't see is my breakfastini which I would much prefer to be drinking instead of this cold tea.

Monday, 15 November 2010

All I want for Christmas is a Zoe and Morgan Hope and Anchor necklace!

We've just taken delivery of some truly stunning Zoe and Morgan pieces. The brother and sister designers are renowned for their luxury pieces with a rock and roll edge. I've already bought the Brazilian good luck charm necklace but am dropping heavy hints to hubby about the gold plated Hope and Anchor necklace priced at £170. THe necklace was inspired by sailor tattoos. I love it.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

A.P.C duffel coat now in store at nola!

Ah, this duffel is the thing that dreans are made of. AMAZING quality as you would expect from APC - classic - navy - toggle fastening - tartan lining. Oh be still my beating heart. Fashion comes and goes but a duffel is forever. £405 at nola Brighton. http://www.nolaboutique.co.uk/_shop/product.php?productid=637&cat=0&page=1

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

MiniMarket boots now in store at nola Brighton

Cult Swedish designers, Minimarket produce some of the grooviest boots around. And we've now got the leather zipper wedge(£225) and the suede wooden platform ankle boot (£300)in store and online. AMAZY. Rx

New Malene Birger AW10 now in store @ Nola Brighton

Yay, stock is arriving daily now. We're loading it up as fast as we can on the web - gorgeous knitwear, yummy silks ans the scarf of the season - the Dellisha, a large square 100% wool leopard print lovely that is selling fast at only £67! Get your's before they go! Rxx

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Alex Monroe Bumblebees have flown into nola!

Huzzah, we now have our lovely new stock of Alex Monrow jewellery in store, including the favourite bumblebee necklace, the hummingbird necklace and a couple of styles of feather necklaces. We've also got the silver and gold plated "Baby Bee" in store. Cute cute cute!


Saturday, 20 March 2010

Orla Kiely Olive and Orange now in at nola!

Oh be still my beating heart, we've just received our first delivery of Olive and Orange, the new line from Orla Kiely. It's full of Orla's signature colours, orange, pistachio, navy and we've got some beautiful cardigans and jersey dresses and tees. It'll be on our website in the next couple of days but this piccie will give you a sneak preview.


Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Swedish Hasbeens now at nola!

The beautiful apple green jodphurs have now arrived - £250 - expecting more styles this week. Call on 01273 911006 to reserve a pair.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Nola is one of Vogue's Best Boutiques 2010!

Blowing our own trumpet today! We're in the April edition of Vogue as one of their best British boutiques of 2010! Yay! We're well chuffed. THANK YOU VOGUE! We've worked so hard to create a friendly and welcoming store for our lovely customers and we think we've got just the right balance of labels which are working so well for us right now. You're all loving the variety of jeans we offer and our more casual ranges are really making an impression on you. And it goes without saying that the APC is your red hot fave.

We're not resting on our laurels though! As you know we're secured the highly sought after Swedish Hasbeen clogs which should be arriving any day now - thank you for your patience to those of you on our waiting list - we'll call you as soon as they come in. We've also got the AMAZY Orla Kiely Orange and Olive range arriving in store in a couple of weeks. And the high summer Malene Birger is a DREAMY DREAM.

We're off to drink champagne (in reality strong tea) and finalise our AW10 orders. Hope to see you soon. xoxo

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter's necklace and more at nola!

Yay, it arrived today - the Tom Binns for Disney Couture Alice in Wonderland jewellery is here! We got Cheshire Cat rings, Drink Me necklaces, Mad Hatter rings and necklaces and Key bracelets. Priced at between £22 - £35 it's a non-guilty treat indeed. It'll be on our website soon but if you can't wait, give us a call on 01273 911006 and we'll see what we can do for you!!! xxxx

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Paul and Joe "Alice in Wonderland" Make Up Collection at nola!

The Paul & Joe ‘Alice in Wonderland’ collection is on it's way!!! Oh ladies it's so fabulous and fun. We love it in a big way. The two sets, "Fantasy" and "Daydream" will each contain a lip treatment that will hydrate and give a discreet shine and colour to your lips and also the popular shine control blotting paper with mirror and refill. They will cost £25 each. A bargain if you ask me! Coming to nola on 5th April! Don't be late for that very important date!!!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

A.P.C. - the ultimate in French Chic now at nola!

It's finally arrived! The truly amazy A.P.C. Spring 10 collection has burst through nola's doors. And boy what a collection it is! Pretty Liberty print dresses, signature Breton jumpers, great stripey basic tees and the best trench Mac I've seen in years. All available on our little website, http://www.nolaboutique.co.uk/ and in store in Brighton. It's only been in a couple of days and it's selling very nicely thank you! See you soon. Rxx

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Swedish Hasbeen Clogs coming to nola - pre-order now!

We are so excited to have managed to get the amazy Swedish Hasbeen clogs in at nola. Forget skyscraping studded numbers, this season it's all about the comfort! And putting your feets into these babies is like putting them into a lovely pair of gloves. A wooden pair! Sarah Jessica Parker wears Swedish Hasbeens, cos, quite frankly, you can only do Manolos for so long before your tootsies scream at you. We're getting the fabulous jodhpurs, peep-toes and slip ons. Available in store or online at http://www.nolaboutique.co.uk/ We're taking pre orders and quantities are limited, so give us a call to reserve your pair. Call us on 01273 911006 and we'll get back to you when they come in. xoxo

Friday, 22 January 2010

SS10 American Vintage now in at nola!

We all love a bit of American Vintage. So good for layering on chilly days, yet can be worn as a light summer piece of frippery. It exudes casual French chic, and the Brighton ladies just can't get enough of it! We've just had a huge colourful batch of the "Massechusetts" range of jersey basics delivered and some jaw droppingly beautiful "Jacksonville" dresses have graced us with their presence. Both styles are available in store or on our website:

And, for the second year running, the price has come down! Oh, those Frenchies are so good to us!

And talking of French chic, we're expecting our APC delivery any day now! We are so excited!

We heart Paree!!!!