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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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Pink Is The Colour You Need To Focus On This Spring

We may be in a transition weather period now that we are in spring but the sun is shining and soon enough we'll be in our favourite summery outfits to embrace the new season.

Pink is most definitely on the fashion radar. There are many variants of pink to look out for, outlined below are our favourite spring wear that we currently have instore and online at eden. 

Rose gold metallic 

Hydestyle London bag is pink suede on one side and metallic rose gold on the other. The messenger style bag is perfect for a day out and has two straps that can be removed. 

 

 

Deep pink

If you prefer to stay clear of bright pinks them this Nomads raspberry double layer dress is the right shade for you! It is beautifully easy to wear dress perfect for a good weathers day in spring. 

 

 

  Warm pink 

Even in spring with the temperature rising it is sensible and fashionable to layer. As show below the Selected Femme textured knit can be a good choice of knit to warm up with.

 

 

Floral pink 

Lastly, this lovely Selected femme floral print blouse. Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, however the chic grey tones in this beautiful blouse really elevate the style. 

 

Thanks for reading this weeks blog post and I hope you will embrace the pink!

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The Fabulously Fashionable Gift Guide

With Mother's day soon approaching on the 26th, it is still not too late to pick up a few special gifts to give this Sunday. Even if you are just looking for a gift for a different occasion then this blog post may offer you some useful ideas. 

Jewellery

Jewellery gifts aren't the most original but that doesn't mean they are boring. Jewellery can be thoughtful and beautiful and is something a person can keep for a lifetime. 

The first item on the gift guide is Sence jewellery, a wonderful Copenhagen brand.

Stunning semi precious stone necklaces are statement pieces and the best thing about necklaces are one size fits all! 

A bracelet is the perfect fit for treating someone to jewellery that is both unique and precious. This subtle bracelet is laced with semi precious stones and is sure to be appreciated. 

These sophisticated earrings are worn gold plated metal with semi precious stones which make wonderful pressies.

Candles

Shown below are some of the soy based candles that are not only thoughtful but genuinely smell amazing. They have a typical burning time of 40 hours and come in a handy gift box. 

A classic gift to give is candles and we have 7 different message candles in the range to choose from. "Instant happy woman just add bubbles" and "this house runs on love, laughter and prosecco" are our top picks for a mothers day present. 

Bags

There are a good selection hydestyle bags that suit everyday and can be used on both sides to turn a day time look into  night one. The bags are available in arrange of beautiful shiny metallic and are irresistibly stylish. 

They are also made of real leather and all have inner pockets and come with straps. 

On the reverse side, the bags are plain suede colours as one example shows below. 

Besides the messenger style bags there is also the small cross body bag, which looks incredible with a leather jacket

Clothing 

Buying clothing for others can be tricky, however this gorgeous floral print blouse is super flattering for all shapes and has a contemporary take on florals.

Scarfs

As for a cheaper alternative a scarf is a good idea. Brighten any outfit with this lovely colourful accessory. 

 

I hope you have a lovely Sunday and celebrate with loved ones. To find out more information about any of these items feel free to click on the links and pictures. 

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Real vs Steal- Get Cara Delevigne's Amazing Style

Statement stripes are a massive trend this spring. Cara Delevingne recently rocked this monochrome striped esemble out in Paris.

Love this outfit and crave a cheaper alternative on the stripe trend? Then look no further than this b-young stripy co ordinatated top and trousers combo.

The top is £19 and the trousers are £29. Comfortable and lightweight this duo can be worn casually or dressed up with a big belt and heels. It can also can be worn separately to go with an array of colours and styles.

 

The best colours that go with trousers are red white and black...

As for for the top, these culotte trousers work wonderfully!

As usual, thanks so much reading! 

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