Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Just in

As the season continues, we’re really excited to share a new drop of items with you. In keeping with this year’s colour palettes; red and burgundy feature strongly; as well as khaki and cream. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest styles and outfit ideas to help get those autumn/winter wardrobes sorted. As always, there’s something for everyone.

First up, is Danish brand, Kokoon’s, navy and burgundy striped Amy blouse. Easy to wear, yet super stylish, it can be teamed with leather or silk pants. Throw over a cardigan as it gets colder and team with ankle boots. Israeli brand Sack’s has created a really unique tie-dye blouse, the Marion, which has beautiful beading on each shoulder and comes in two colourways. This you won’t want to cover up!

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If it’s something more dressy you’re after, check out Munthe’s Jules blouse and July skirt, perfect worn together for more impact or as separates. This aubergine colour is a fantastic alternative to black and the ruffles add extra detail and interest.

If bright red is more your thing, Kokoon has produced a beautiful silk tunic, cut on the bias, which is flattering and really different from other styles this season. It looks great worn with black DL1961 Riker or Nero Florence jeans and bold accessories.

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Moving onto Khaki and cream, there’s plenty to choose from. Kokoon has tapped into the leopard print trend, with a stunning a-line dress and zip trousers. Dress them up or down, the print is a statement in itself.

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Look to one of our favourite brands, Swildens, for more beautiful silk and design. The Pyramid dress and Proverb blouse have an exclusive digitally printed feather design. Both work well for a night out or as a luxurious work option. And worn with the Pakita jacket, you’re ready to go. It’s this season’s go to jacket for any occasion; and lifts any outfit. Buy it to add a touch of sparkle and glamour. It’s a no brainer!

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Cashmere collection

One of the most prudent investments a woman can make in her winter wardrobe is in quality cashmere; lightweight and most importantly warm this is a luxury item that earns its place year in and year out. Our AW16 cashmere collection includes iconic cashmere brands 360ºSweater, Duffy and Cocoa Cashmere and covers a broad swathe of colour options.

How you wear cashmere is a personal choice, we like to wear ours slightly fitted for layering or for smarter occasions and then go slightly oversized for those relaxed weekends spent at home with the family. This can be the difference between buying your regular size or choosing to size up or down depending on your preference.

We love the natural slubs in 360ºSweater’s Dakota knit. The black is speckled with off white yarn while the grey has multi-coloured neon flecks.

360ºSweater, Dakota sweater, black cashmere, grey cashmere

New York brand Duffy has knocked it out of the park again with the AW16 collection. Featuring asymmetric hems, zippered backs and their signature stripe on the back of their sweaters.

Duffy sweater, coral cashmere sweater, zippered back sweater

Duffy sweater, black cashmere sweater

Duffy sweater, cashmere sweaterCocoa Cashmere is new to Feather & Stitch for AW16. This British brand prides itself on using only the finest quality and ethically sourced Mongolian cashmere.  Known for vibrant colours and contemporary shapes this is a homegrown brand to watch.

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Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Transitional styles to wear now

It can be challenging at this time of year to buy things for ‘now’, that will also last you throughout the season. There’s nothing more annoying than seeing something unworn hanging in your wardrobe for weeks on end. You want to be sure you’re investing in items that can help the transition from these beautiful final days of summer, to the chillier months. The trick is layering, as well as finding things that can be worn with or without knits and tights; sandals and boots. Here are a few top items on our list this season that incorporate the key colour trends, from silk tops to cosy knits:

Des Petits Hauts, Willi dress

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Des Petits Hauts, Sidoma top with Essentiel Metric skirt

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Hartford, Jolie suede skirt with My Sunday Morning bliss blouse

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My Sunday Morning, Macy top with Gat Rimon Arki check skirt

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My Sunday Morning, Ted stripe pant with Des Petits Hauts Dinas crew neck jumper

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Hartford, Mistigri leopard print jumper with DL Florence Riker jeans

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Pyrus, Fling trouser with My Sunday Morning Bliss blouse

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Des Petits Hauts, Salvador pants with Pyrus Ocelot top

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Pyrus, kit blouse with DL Florence Nero jeans

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Des Petits Hauts,  Clermont crew jumper with DL Florence Battle jeans

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Des Petits Hauts, Albane cardigan with DL Frostbite jeans

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Des Petits Hauts, Alienor jumper with DL Florence Battle jeans

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Saturday, August 27th, 2016

New label for AW16 takes boutique by Storm

Danish brand, Storm & Marie, is the latest label to hit the rails of Feather & Stitch.  Combining minimalist design with a rock-chic edge, the brand embodies the cool Scandinavian style that many of us covet and love.

The capsule collection is made up of beautiful silk pieces in russet tones; a key colour palette of the season. The pieces are individual enough to be mixed and matched with your basic staples, such as jeans or leather skirts, however also combine to make great outfits.

The orange Nadia silk dress has buttons down the front and a drawstring waistband. It looks great with black ankle boots and a slouchy cardigan in the day, or heels and gold accessories in the evening.

Storm & Marie, Orange silk dress, Des Petits Hauts, Grey Cardigan, Gold Pendant

The Nadia silk trousers and top are luxurious with a fun twist. Featuring an afghan hound in copper tones against a black background, you certainly won’t spot anyone in the same outfit at the party. It’s a totally unique and retro design, printed on well-cut pieces. Wear together or play safe with black separates; or go bold with a clashing print, like the Wall shirt in a gingerbread colour.

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Last and by no means least, the copper Fazela short sleeved top and long sleeved blouse will take you from summer to autumn; day to night. Wear at work with black trousers and gold accessories and make a statement in the evening with a leather or floaty skirt, a black blazer and a gold clutch.

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We have an additional 1-2 pieces in store which aren’t on the website, so please do come and have a browse and a try on if you can. Shop the collection before it goes, as we’ve ordered a small selection to keep each piece relatively exclusive. Enjoy.


Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Transitional pieces to wear now – PYRUS

Recently I’ve been questioning whether summer got the memo about turning up in 2016 and with our SS16 collection now on sale, it seems that taking a look at the transitional pieces for AW16 is the only right thing to do.

Cult London based brand Pyrus needs no introduction to our regular clientele. Renowned for their perfect lightweight silk pieces and colourful prints Pyrus is a go-to brand that really should be on every woman’s radar this year. When the temperature can be 10ºC in the morning rising to mid 20ºC in the afternoon an outfit has to be versatile and layering silk pieces with a cardi or jacket is an ideal solution to this problem. Floral and botanical prints remain a key look for AW16. Taking inspiration from geometric patterns and delicate flora the resonance print on the Nymph sleeveless blouse and the Annie pussy-bow long sleeve blouse adds a vintage feel to thoroughly modern designs.

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The dark blue of the Ocelot print immediately caught the eye of our lead stylist. She suggests pairing the tailored high waist trousers with one of the matching tops, killer heels and our gold accessories for a full impact look or if you shy away from wearing head-to-toe print simply wear with a flattering black alternative piece.

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Adding demure sparkle to a look is great for day-to-night appeal. The Sophia batwing tops and the Anina waterfall jacket do just that in just the right amount. I would caution however that we have limited stocks of the Anina jacket so do pre-order yours now to avoid disappointment.

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Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Summer treasures

Each season we feature selectively edited jewellery in our boutique and for SS16 we are proud to bring our clients the opportunity to shop our exclusive range from semi-precious jewellery designer Feather & Stone.

The custom made pieces are unique due to natural variations within the stones; our necklaces feature a large labradorite teardrop and moonstone charm with a fresh water grey pearl on a gold chain. The hammered gold and labradorite drop earrings compliment the necklace perfectly or can be worn on their own adding instant glam to any outfit.

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As well this exclusive range we also have a summer ‘festival fantastic’ range, featuring bright pops of neon pink tassels and semi-precious turquoise beads as well as the cutest lucky evil-eye charms.

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Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Put a spring in your step at Feather & Stitch

April evokes a fresh sense of renewal in our lives and here at Feather & Stitch HQ we are a buzz with new outfit ideas and eagerness for the season ahead. Top of our list is a simple wardrobe refresh. We’ve carefully packed away our thick knits and heavy cashmere to make way for breezy silk blouses from brands such as Des Petits Hauts, Pyrus and Sacks; lighter than air cashmere from 360º Cashmere and soft cotton shirts from Hartford, Swildens and Project AJ117.

Pyrus is our go to brand for elegant silks when we want to add a punch of colour to a look. Perfectly cut to flatter all body types the SS16 Pyrus collection epitomises the effortless, sleek style sought by our clients.

Pyrus, silk top, silk dressHartford is new to the boutique for SS16. We have an affinity for chic French brands and Hartford’s playful yet demure dresses and shirts are a must have for casual weekends spent either in the city or at the beach.

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Sack’s is set to be a sell out brand at Feather & Stitch this season. Their Iranian silk pieces are irresistible and every woman needs a pair of beautiful joggers in their sartorial arsenal; think of
them as lounge wear you wear everywhere dressed with flats for daytime and strappy sandals and cute purse for evening.

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Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Sunset Orange

The new season is upon us and at Feather & Stitch HQ we are delighting in the radiant hues of SS16’s inspirational sunset oranges. This welcome shot of colour has come at just the right time, we are so over winter and wellies!

Essentiel’s bold and beautiful deep coral v-neck dress is simplicity itself  to style; pop on the matching wedges and you’re good to go. There’s even a matching coat that will add finesse to a casual day-time look for instant day-to-night appeal.

Essentiel, orange dress, orange coat, orange wedges, orange sandals

We’re going to be layering the American Vintage tees with lightweight cashmere cardigans and DL1961 denim while it’s chilly and then switching up the look with a Hartford blue chambray miniskirt because when the temperature starts to climb so do our hemlines. If you prefer a lightweight trouser to a skirt in summer we recommend pairing the American Vintage tees with Sacks printed silk trousers in sapphire blue, with a hint of coral running through the print they tone well for an effortless look.

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360º Cashmere have delivered a superb muted orange lightweight cashmere sweater complete with a scoop hem, 3/4 length sleeves and a cute pleat detail on the back. We’re going to wear this with the Sacks joggers in olive and flats for casual and dress it up with our light grey American Vintage denim and a gold Muru pendant when the occasion calls for understated sartorial elegance.

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Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Keep it on the DL

If you’ve visited our boutique in beautiful Richmond-upon-Thames you will no doubt have seen our extensive collection of DL1961 Jeans. Since discovering this LA based denim brand over three years ago we have been championing their four-way stretch technology that microsculpts your legs, butt and midsection to our loyal clients and for A/W15 we are delighted to announce that we now have new and exciting styles in store.

The Florence is a skinny mid-rise jean and we recommend that you size down one size for the perfect fit.

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The Farrow is a high-waist skinny fit jean, again we recommend sizing down.

DL1961, DL Jeans, high waist skinny jeans, microsculpt jeans, not your daughters jeans.The Margaux is a wax coated skinny mid-rise jean and makes a wonderful alternative to leather at this time of year.

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Saturday, November 14th, 2015

360ºSweater Cashmere is here!

‘Tis the season to be thankful and oh-me-oh-my we are so thankful for the 360ºSweater Cashmere collection at Feather & Stitch. There is delight to be had in slipping on one of their delicate knits and feeling the soft yarn against your skin. For A/W15 our cashmere is available in beautiful neutral shades of grey, blush and biscuit but excitingly also features some fantastic pops of neon colour to brighten up your winter wardrobe. Get yours while stock lasts!

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Hollywood sweater

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Chambers Jumper

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Florence Sweater

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Spring Sweater