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Voyage : a slice of London fashion

You can imagine my delight when a collection of nearly 60 pieces from the now infamous, Voyage, was consigned earlier this year. The Chelsea store was a regular feature in the gossip columns of the 1990s for many reasons and not all of them to do with fashion… Every piece in Voyage was handmade and …

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How to buy an Hermes Scarf

Hermes scarves are a simple way to add a touch of French elegance to any outfit. First designed by in 1937 (Hermes 100 year birthday), these silk squares have been the staple accessory in every stylish woman’s wardrobe, from Paris to Dubai. With countless designs available, there is an Hermes scarf for everybody. My upcoming sale …

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December 7th 2016 – An Exceptional and Exotic Sale

The upcoming 7th December designer handbag and fashion sale has a clear star lot. Never before have I even held, let alone been given the opportunity to sell, such an incredible handbag. It will come as no surprise that this bag is an Hermes Birkin, the world’s most expensive handbag. Unlike the stunning red and …

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Record Breaking Sale

I have finally caught my breath for long enough to write a quick post about my BEST SALE EVER! I am absolutely delighted with the results of my most recent sale, which smashed all previous records. Nearly 90% of the items sold, and the sale total absolutely surpassed the lower estimate. With a full saleroom …

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October 18th – the Chanel Collections

The October 18th Designer Fashion Auction contains two impressive private collections of Chanel clothing. The collections are from elegant women who only ever wore the best: and the best is usually Chanel. Both women have now moved away from London, and neither feel their Chanel clothes will really fit into rural life. The first woman has twenty Chanel …

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The Female Form and Body Con Dressing

The ideal female body has taken many forms throughout fashion history, formed, in part, by the fashions of day. In the Victorian period, a time when most women were confined to the home and expected to do ‘womanly’ tasks such as embroidery and reading, the body was squashed via a series of complicated corsets, strapping, …

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A Very Special Single-Owner Sale.

I’m delighted to announce a very special sale taking place next week. The sale on Wednesday 15th June is the collection of one single owner. A fabulous woman who worked in the legal industry and who was as colourful as the many, beautiful designer clothes she owned. The diversity of the items included in the …

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Treat your dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner and the upcoming designer fashion sale is here to help with present inspiration! With a ‘men’s only’ section comprising Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, Chanel and many other great designer names – there is more than enough to keep the most stylish fathers happy! Here are my three personal …

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Hermes Kelly – a Tale of Two Bags

French fashion is renowned for its timeless, classic designs and no fashion house demonstrates this more than Hermes. Our May 31st Designer Fashion and Handbag auction features a number of beautiful pieces from Hermes, including two highly coveted Kelly handbags. The Kelly is named after one of Hermes’ most glamourous patrons, Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, who used …

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Occupied Haute Couture

True couture pieces, such as this Jeanne Lanvin coat, always excite me when they come up for sale. This piece is at once fun and elegant, a simple shape offset with beautiful details that Lanvin is famed for. The silver kid-leather trim and the futuristic slashes at the sleeves remind me of 1960s Courreges designs …

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The 1980s

For most, the 1980s do not conjure up images of great style and design. Whilst it’s true that shoulder pads, ra-ra skirts, Lycra, perms and leg warmers may have been the prevalent fashions to many, there were actually a number of fashion designers working to combat the excess of the decade and previous decades and …

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Most wanted (Part 3)

Arguably the most recognisable of all the designer brands, Louis Vuitton has remained popular since the company was founded in 1854. At the time that the vogue for travel was beginning to really take off, Vuitton patented the world’s first flat-topped trunk, as apposed to the domed trunks previously used. Whilst the traditional design allowed water …

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