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Fade to grey... Colour focus

Living in Scotland you most definitely get more wear out of your Winter clothes than your Summer styles..  So calculating cost per wear it makes this season a good one to invest in.

As the days get shorter and nights longer, Grey is here for Autumn/Winter too.   A classic jumper with a twist makes a must have piece in anyone’s wardrobe.

It's all about feeling comfortable yet upping your style stakes during the gloomier winter months.

Grey doesn't have to be boring, though.  A jumper doesn't have to be just for lounging on the sofa (although that works too!), layer it up over a shirt, striped top or a blouse for a smarter more styled look.  

This block colour knit works well with jeans or smarter trousers

Greys are not just for knitwear either- we love the flocked texture as seen on the Avelina essential dress and Agatis top both by Smash

 

 

 

This long line cardigan by Selected Femme certainly makes a great wardrobe investment (and it's super cosy too)

 

We would love to know what are your go-to greys?  Drop us a message and let us know.  We hope you enjoyed reading this weeks blog, please follow us on social media and you next week

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Surprising Sale Shopping Tips From an Insiders Perspective

Shopping should be an enjoyable experience however, at times it can be stressful and overwhelming, especially at sale time.  You can be lucky and find the perfect piece, in your size and at a fraction of the original price.  However don't be disappointed when it doesn't always go exactly to plan.

So here's our top tips to get the best from the sales - 

 

Be open minded

You can often set out on a shopping trip with an rigid idea of what you are looking for (when you go out searching for a very specific item you rarely are able to find it) you will find something else amazing when you're not looking for it.

Get in the changing room

If you are trying on you might as well try on a few things, perhaps something outside of your comfort zone? Sometimes it's the things you least expected to like are the ones you may not have automatically chosen.  

Always try on 

Again try on - Different labels, brands and styles can fit slightly differently.  Staff can normally guide you with how a style fits.  You'll either face the problem of having to return the item if it's not right once you got home or just allowing it to live a forgotten life in your wardrobe.

Challenge the staff                   

They'll probably appreciate your willingness for help.  In an independent boutique the person serving you has quite possibly made all the buying decisions too so knows their products and stock inside out.  See what an outsider's perspective can bring you, ask questions and find out more.

Dress for comfort

Wear comfortable clothing (for trying on) wear flats (bring heels if thats what you'll wear garment with)  and a cross body bag (hands free enabling you to browse freely)


Time to get shopping ? We hope our tips were useful - shop our sale now ...

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Independent retailer month is back

July is Independent retailer month, an initative which began in the U.S. and was first brought to the UK in 2012. It encourages customers to shop independently supporting local businesses and communities.

Independent Retailer Month in the UK has 3 aims:

To encourage all those who live in the local area to visit their nearby towns and villages, to explore the local, independent businesses in their community and to rediscover what their place has to offer. To vote with their feet, and with their wallets, if they really do care about having a sustainable, thriving high street!

To encourage independent consumer-facing businesses in towns and village centres to create fun, engaging activities and events throughout July. To focus on attracting the local community back into the town, high street or village centre. To ensure that consumers have a great experience that will in turn make more people want to come back more often.
To encourage product suppliers and all those who serve the independent retail sector to spread the word. Where possible to garner the support from suppliers to enable the retailers to deliver fantastic in-store events and activities, throughout July.

As Stockbridge is packed full of independent businesses - why not make a whole day of it and check out what's on offer... why not make a start from here at Eden and shop some fantastic individual and stylish clothing in our summer sale! 

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Easter Weekend Style Guide

Easter weekend is here and we thought we would share some style advice to make for a fashionable few days ahead.

Meadow Print Maxi Dress

 

A floral day dress is great for a garden party or going out for lunch. With a tie at the back, it gives the wearer the ability to cinch in at the waist for a flattering look. 

Protected Species Commuter

Depending where you'll be spending your easter weekend and what activities you'll be getting up to, this protected species waterproof jacket is perfect for keeping dry and looking stylish at the same time. 

Hydestyle London Bag

 

A big shiny metallic bag is a must have this season! It can really help lift a casual outfit so why not show off your statement bag around town. 

Nomads Print Jacket 

The star print jacket by Nomads is a fantastic reminder of the brands genius for creating affordable and ethically produced clothes that are actually stylish. Not only are they contemporary but also are different enough from anything you'd find on the high street. 

Fari Short Sleeved Top

This printed top is perfect for a chilled weekend at home as it is bright, cheerful and almost looks like a pattern of tiny eggs! 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you for taking time to read our blog post this week! Links to any of the products mentioned are available and are also stocked in store. 

 

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Eden Spring Launch & Fashion Show!

Time for a catch up...

Last friday was a great night here at Eden as we held our annual late night spring launch. 

With the evenings getting lighter and the sunshine, it was nice to see all the current spring-wear pieces out of their boxes, on their hangers and being appreciated. 

The boutique stayed open until 8pm to allow people to stop by and enjoy a drink and some nibbles, whilst they browsed the new collections. 

Cava, cupcakes and catwalk

An exciting project we are currently organising is our next fashion show! This year, we thought we'd mix things up and host the fashion show in store!

This week the models have been trying on outfits ahead of the show and we have been planning the music and goodie bags. 

The event offers complimentary cava on arrival, as well as cupcakes and of course the fashion show.

An arrival time of 2.30pm for guests then followed by a 3pm start for the show. The fashion show will be around 20 minutes to half an hour. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to shop the clothes feautured in the show.

Places are limited (and selling fast!) for our exclusive show but tickets are available for purchase either in store or on our website. Tickets are priced at just £5 each. 

I hope that's kept you up to date with Eden. As always, thanks for taking time read this weeks blog post.

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