Saturday, 25 February 2012
Thursday, 9 February 2012
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Pauls Boutique was started by a man named Paul Slade approximately 10 years ago, Slade was going clubbing and had nothing to wear – he went to a local Oxfam store and brought a cheap suit for £4 he borrowed his mums sewing machine turned the suit inside out, took out the lining and totally deconstructed the suit showing all the inside seams and pockets. He then refitted the suit to his shape and created a completely one off suit. In the club a women’s buyer from a top London store spotted him. She loved the suit and ordered 10 suits from him that eventually sold for £600 each which then sold out in one day!
After that Slade continued customising garments and years later had a stall at Portobello market selling heavily branded vintage wear and customised army surplus – it was in Portobello market that Paul Slade’s talent was finally spotted - Buyers from Topshop saw his small collection and asked him to open a concession in the Oxford Circus branch…. And PB is still there 11 years on. Which I would say is pretty damn inspiring.
Despite some people claiming they 'grow out' of the brand - I truly believe they cater to all ages and for that matter most social groups. PB is often associated with ‘chavs’, which is hardly surprising - I'll admit some of their more garish pieces covered in neon colours, skulls and jewels don't appeal to me but over the last 2 years I feel the brand has really broadened to more angles for more ages. Their handbags which are my BIGGEST obsession offer nearly every kind of shape suitable for every kind of girl - satchels for school bags, clutches for nights out, larger hand bags and arm bags for work, I'm well and truly smitten and currently own 5 bags (I sold one earlier this year) a vest, a coat, the perfume set and am on my second purse.
I love how a PB bag makes me feel, to some extent they could be described as a lower priced designer bag, because the PB logo and the trademark bag charm and leopard print lining is a total give away and obvious brand continuation to more and more people now. Every piece is different in some way which means your bag is a one off – an even more irresistible charm about these amazing bags. You can dress them down and buy neutral and mute colours for day bags or buy a more glamorous patterned bag for holidays, statement item day wear or for going out - as I said before they really do cater for everyone. They have recently released jewellery with H Samuel and do some gorgeous watches, necklaces and bracelets etc, they have a dispensable 3 tester perfume set out and are on the beginnings of more make-up and shoes – the brand has really come a long way since the Portobello market days!
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
And i brought my brother the colour green for his birthday for £1 also!
Monday, 6 February 2012
Find this blouse here..