Cheshire’s top boutiques reveal what’s hot this autumn

PUBLISHED: 11:57 06 September 2013

What's Hot this Autumn

What's Hot this Autumn

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An A-Z of Cheshire’s top boutiques tell us what’s in style this season.

COCARANTI

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

Cocaranti is a boutique dedicated to premium denim and luxury casual wear for women. We specialise in exclusive and innovative brands, offering a seriously chic mix of fashion forward trends and timeless classics. We provide denim consultations to help identify the best brand, cut and wash and Personal Style by Appointment service where we create complete outfits to match with the denim selection. Our brands include: Hudson, Current/Elliott, AG Jeans, Velvet, Muubaa, IRO and American Vintage.

What’s hot this season?

In the world of denim, there are a few trends leading the way this season. Leather look jeans have been developed further and are even closer to the real thing. Velvet skinnies in rich autumn tones and also blue denim in a more relaxed fit are also big. Animal print is back again both in denim and casual wear and there are some fantastic designs available.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

For jeans it would definitely have to be the skinny boyfriend something like the Current/Elliott Fling or the Mother Dropout. This is a style that is going to continue to be big into Spring 2014. Another must have item is the IRO jacket, which remains a timeless classic.

Where to find us?

71 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DX, 01565 651269, www.cocaranti.com

CRISSAN

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

We are an independent ladieswear boutique. We specialise in versatile occasionwear, cruise and casual separates to ladies who feel let down by the high street, friendly and warm environment.

What’s hot this season?

Great jersey dresses with sleeves that can be dressed up or down to take you from lunch to dinner or any special occasion - versatile occasion wear.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

Blouses from just white, innovative embelished plains and stunning prints to team with great fitting jeans from michelle

Where to find us?

23 Church Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7LD. 0161 485 3154, www.crissanclothes.co.uk

ELEGANCE

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

Elegance is a ladies fashion boutique in the heart of Tarporley. Our aim is to dress our ladies in chic, stylish, classic clothing that will take them from office to evening, making them feel feminine elegant and sexy.

Our market is for smart casual but sophisticated women who love to dress to impress. We offer a warm friendly environment where ladies can, if they wish, take their time over a cool refreshing drink and enjoy the whole experience of a stress free buying experience.

What’s hot this season?

With autumn knocking on our doors and the thought of the long cold dark nights, our thoughts turn to warmer clothing. This season is bringing some rich exciting colours and styles that shout Chanel. Fabulous tweed suits in rich blue, reds and oranges that separate and give any outfit that chic, sophisticated look by putting the jacket with smart black trouser, or simply add a soft silk blouse to the skirt for an office meeting. The options are endless and will sit happily in your wardrobe for a number of years for whenever you need that elegant sophisticated look that takes you anywhere.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

This is a very personal thing, that certain one key peace for your wardrobe. We all lead very different lifestyles and no two body shapes are the same but for me that one key peace would be the tweed jacket. As a standalone item it just changes so many of the outfits you already have in your wardrobe and can never fail to look smart.

Where to find us?

57 High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DP, 01829 733595

JANE DAVIES

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

Jane Davies has been designing beautiful ladies wear using British textiles and manufacturing with a highly skilled factory in North Wales for more than 20 years. The double storey shop is situated in the market town of Mold which offers ladies wear and accessories from other British designers that complement the full Jane Davies collection, including day, occasion and evening wear. Clients can also book an appointment to have a design consultation with the designer herself to create a beautiful outfit for any occasion

What’s hot this season?

At Jane Davies clients can relax in the sumptuous surroundings whilst a skilled team of stylists create a selection of key looks for the forthcoming season for all occasions.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

This season’s key look from Jane Davies is a five piece jersey collection of dresses that are flattering for all shapes in a selection of strong colours. The collection has a classic round neck, cowl, bubble, A-symmetric and wrap dress that can be worn in various ways to maximise wearability.

Where to find us?

10 Wrexham Street, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1ES, 01352 700101, jane@janedavies.co.uk

SI BELLE

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

Si Belle specialises in funky casual and smart casual ladies wear. There’s a huge number of brands to choose from including Marc Cain, Beate Heymann, D.Exterior, Elisa Cavaletti, Class Cavalli, Armani Jeans, Guess by Marciano, Escada Sport, MaxMara Weekend, Save the Queen.

What’s hot this season?

What is hot for you? It is your own style that counts and we believe in giving you plenty of choice along with guidance and helpful advice. (And if something is not right for you then we’ll tell you.)

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

If we were fashionistas we would have a glib answer to this. But we are not. We are in the business of making you look good. We buy what we regard to be the best pieces for our customers to choose from. Key pieces are key pieces for particular people. You decide.

Where to find us?

Si Belle at 50A, High Street, Tarporley, 01829 733251, www.sibelle.co.uk

SHE DEVIL

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

She Devil Fashions specialise in occasion wear, hats, fascinators, shoes and bags which can be dyed to match your outfit, evening wear, cruise wear and casual wear.

What’s hot this season?

Animal prints, lace and peplum skirts

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

A jacket as there are some terrific styles this season.

Where to find us?

2-4 High Street, May Bank, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs ST5 0JB, 01782 710998, www.shedevilclothing.co.uk

SUE HUNTINGTON

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

We are a ladies wear boutique specialising in mother of the bride and evening wear with an extensive collection of smart casual on our first floor and pure glamour evening wear on our ground floor.

What’s hot this season?

See this season’s latest styles and colours at our fashion show at Thornton Manor (11 September) in aid of Age UK.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

Body shaping jeans and flat pumps.

Where to find us?

195 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, CH60 7SE, 0151 342 6434, www.suehuntington.co.uk

SUSIE BLUES

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

Susie Blues ladies fashions is a unique boutique, dressing Cheshire ladies for 20 years for all occasions from smart casual to affordable dress wear for special events.

What’s hot this season?

Shearling jackets, and faux leather biker style jackets, or smart jackets with leather trims. For dresses look for houndstooth print, oriental prints and rich baroque prints. A seasonal must is a soft classic woollen cape in rich cream or stone or pale pink. The bottom line this season is opulence, in a very classic way.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

It would be impossible for me to buy only one piece. But, I would always opt for a versatile dress to cross over occasions and my passion is coats so I have two wardrobes full.

Where to find us?

75A Park Lane, Poynton, 01625 858365, www.susieblues.com

VERITY PLUM

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

We are Verity Plum in Knutsford. We provide our customers with the cream of plus size fashion from specialist designers across Europe, in sizes 16-28.

What’s hot this season?

Continuing the theme from last year texture is everywhere – brocade fabrics and faux leather details on jackets and treggings – worn with tunics naturally.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

A statement coat or jacket to dress up any outfit this season.

Where to find us?

9 Minshull Street, Knutsford, WA16 6HG, 01565 755577, www.verityplum.co.uk

VICKI ALLEN

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

We are Vicki Allen, an independent ladies fashion retailer specialising in quality, style and personal service.

What’s hot this season?

A dress is still a key item in today’s wardrobe, however tailoring is making a comeback in the form of boyfriend jackets or blazers - a personal favourite.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

A tailored jacket. Thrown casually on with jeans and a T-shirt or teamed with a dress, skirt or trousers it smartens up any wardrobe for every occasion

Where to find us?

205 Ashley Road, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9SQ, 0161 941 1627, www.vickiallen.co.uk

WALL STREET

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

Established in 1991, Wall Street is a ladies boutique that offers affordable fashion for the discerning customer. Our range caters for everyone, from the more reasonably priced b.young, whose focus is on sharp designs and carefully balanced colours, to Stills, whose mission is to bring unique fashion brands to the world with craftmanship in every hem, stitch and embellishment. We also have a fabulous range of accessories including bags, scarves, shoes and jewellery.

What’s hot this season?

Autumn sees an abundance of animal prints, printed trousers and military style coats.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

A military style coat

Where to find us? Wall Street, 8 Lawton Rd, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire , ST7 2AF, 01270 883 465; 23 High Street, Sandbach, CW11 1AH, 01270 761 594; 34 Hospital Street, Nantwich, CW5 5RP, 01270 620 015

WILLOW

Who are we? What do we specialise in?

Willow specialises in designer ladies wear including Armani jeans, Sarah Pacini, Caroline Biss, Penny Black, Paul Smith accessories and shoes.

What’s hot this season?

Blues, including navy and colbalt, mustard and red as well as block colours and statement scarves.

If I could only buy one key piece this season what should it be?

A scarf.

Where to find us?

86 King Street, Knutsford, 01565 754785; 227 Ashley Road, Hale

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