• Basler, Frank Walder, current international -BIG BRAND EVENT

    Following on from the various spectaculars from House of Fraser and John Lewis Partnership, we have decided to hold a BIG BRAND EVENT of our own highlighting our international brands from our sister company Franchesca.  Some of these items have been bought in sizes up to 26 and we feel that they compliment the chesca range well.

    Some of our customers buy a basler coat with a chesca slimline trouser, some of you buy a michelle jean with one of our knits, but we would like to introduce these ranges to  our regular  customers by our own brand event.  We are offering up to 30% off current ranges of Basler, Domina, Backstage, Vetona , etc for the next week and hope you will take advantage of our offer.  We have taken off £100 from this season's Basler coat and  30% off this season's stunning Leo  and Ugo range from Paris.

    We also have a new winter brochure in the pipe line and hope some of you might wish to order it, with Chirstmas parties on the way and presents to buy for your friends and family.


    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Little Pieces of Heaven...

     Let's have a little chat…

    Now I know you must be disappointed in our so called summer, you bought new bold prints for those scorching summer days you were hoping for. If there's one thing we can depend on England for are those rainy days. Put those summer pieces away and sneak a peek into our Autumn Winter collection where you can be guaranteed that our Gerry Weber Taupe Silky Padded Jacket will be put to good use! Who said you can't be stylish whilst being drenched in raindrops? (Don't worry we also have weather resistant macs that will keep you dry)

    Put the summer season behind you and focus on our versatile winter pieces that will surely keep heads turning! ¬Themes of soft mint and pale taupe, and shades of blue will keep your winter wardrobe up to date. Try our Basler Mint Mohair and Alpaca Blend Short Coat with a matching Fine Knit Turtle Neck Jumper for a sophisticated look. For a more relaxed look, why not pair our Gerry Weber Quilted Down Gilet with a soft Stripe-Knit Jumper that will shout casual chic.

    All is not lost! You can still pair your spring summer pieces with our Autumn Winter collection. Our colour palettes for spring and winter will match perfectly.

    p.s. Be the first to feel fabulous and prepared in our glamorous Basler Reversible Faux Fur Coat, I know how I will be treating myself!

    Posted by Kiran Heer
  • Sunshine State

    Today at Franchesca we've been basking in the sun and enjoying our new garden terrace. With the sun shining brightly all we can think about is one of our favourite brands, Bianca.


    The warm sunshine feels ever present on this stunning print  Bianca Printed Mesh Jersey Dress. Summer is imbued in the lemon, ivory, apricot and taupe print and this the perfect dress for a casual walk in the sun or an impromptu garden party.

    Or, for summer in a shirt, we adore the Bianca Lemon Tunic Top.  Short sleeves and an open neckline ensure you stay cool this weekend and the light-weight woven fabric ensures you'll be feeling fresh!  (note: wife's birthday soon, must buy her an outfit in lemon, her favourite colour)


    Posted by Alastair Green
  • Ladies' Day at Aintree

    Well , Ladies' day is over and the Grand national is over for another year, but I always think it marks the beginning of the race days for the season , whether at Rippon, Chester, Cheltenham or the more famous sporting events of the Derby and  Ascot.

    Who can fail to buy a new dress? or dress and jacket -and of course the essential Hatinator, trimmed with net, feathers or beads.  Our brands specialising in these outfits are Gina Bacconi, Nissa, Vera Mont,Basler and Michaela Louise --stunning items designed to turn heads , but leave you comfortable for the day.  Can't wear high heels all day, we have beautiful shoes with kitten heels in a wide fitting and a comfort sole-just check Ara and Jenny.

    We have already had to repeat 2 of our designs of the new season, one in navy and one our large hat in silver grey with white lace.  Do have a look, they are flattering reasonably priced and if you ask, we will give you a free hat box!

    More to follow

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Best sellers


    Thought I would share some info with our new customers in Franchesca.  What do you think is our best  selling colour.  No its not black--or navy, but silver grey.

    Whether our lovely crepe  or guipure lace  Gina Bacconi dresses for event wear, or our Basler ivory and silver jumper , this colour is your favourite.  I have just bought a lovely grey jersey from Basler, which i love with a tiny little print in it, it has a matching trouser in the same design, but I am a little curvy so i have chosen instead the grey straight leg trousers (much too long since i am only 5 foot tall, but with a straight leg easy to shorten) and i will combine them  with the stunning white shawl neck cardigan from Basler-I know the outfit is expensive, but i was told by a customer today that she has some basler pieces that are more than 12 years old-so maybe a good investment.   I digress, but i am meeting some friends later this week who haven't seen me for ages and i want to look my best. I am taking along some silk scarves as gifts, so beautiful and better than a box of chocs (and so much less fattening)

    A long weekend ahead-and a warm one, it is prophesied-so buy a new item for the Easter break-get out and enjoy the sunshine

    Posted by Jacqui Green