• When Gerry met Chesca.....

    Gerry Weber is a famous international brand and is now online in on our website , together with Taifun, also part of the House of Weber..  Just look in new arrivals, and view some of their spring preview range, available on line in sizes 10-22 (if you are a regular chesca customer, pick the size above your usual (the size 22 fits me and I am usually a size 20). Available now in a vartiety of soft pastels, why don't you buy a top for christmas day, before any one else. This is one of several new brands we will welcome to the chesca family during the next few months

    Why? Chesca used to be available in a famous luxury catalogue which no longer exists and Sandie and I have got together to recreate a selective range of   international fashion brands for the discerning customer.

    When? We have launched a small spring preview range on line of Gerry Weber, to which we will add a selection from Gardeur, Michelle and NYD Jeans next month ,and by January ,there will be additions from our favourite brands -  Basler, Ventona, Ribkoff, Betty Barclay, Nissa, Caractere, and more.

    Where? Available online and in our own standalone stores, this will provide an opportunity for one stop dressing , and mixing and matching brands.  Try Chesca grey stretch trousers with Gerry Weber multi print top and you have a winning combo

    What is the new range called? Franchesca Pret-a-Porter is the new sister of Chesca.

    How? Buy on line at chescadirect.co.uk now and at Franchescafashions.com from mid-January

    Who? Sandie Osbourne used to work at Harrods, Selfridges and more recently , was the Buying Director at Gray and Osbourne

    Preview: Register online at "contact us" on the Chesca website for unique opportunities  and be the first to see the range.

    More to follow

     Jacqui and Sandie



    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • velvet underground

    Velvet is on trend this party season-a little less bling, a little more luxe! Velvet is sensuous and soft, and emphasises the feminine side . This season  we have used velvet for emphasis, whether combined as a bodice with chiffon, or in a patchwork with plain and textured jersey .all in stock now Eternal timeless black is supplemented with a navy tunic top  with assymetrical hem edged in chiffon  which matches  navy chiffon trousers , and a wine velvet dress with draped hem-our signature style in a new fabric. Charcoal grey is on its way, as well as our brand new jersey dress with print flocked velvet on sleeves and hem.  We have reintroduced our velvet waisted coats with jersey sleeves, one in charcoal flock with a touch of gold with grey jersey trim (featured in our brochure) and one in-you guessed it, black.

    How about a touch of taffeta, our black jersey dress with a slightly exagerated puff ball hem with assymetric taffeta detail.  This year's festive season with chesca is understated but quirky, and both glamourous and practical. Most importantly, our dresses are synonymous with femininity, dresses for real women who shun the size 8 catwalk models and live life to the full.

    See our range on line or in store, some now, some end November and remember glamour and feminine style are chesca's watchwords

    Posted by Alastair Green
  • coats rock around the clock!

    Trending this autumn are coats.  One is not enough this season: and the variety is endless.

    chesca is here to help, with a special offer this week , with most coats from sleeveless gilets, wool jackets, quilts and coats at £60-£195

    Even our newest coat, a stunning  cocoon style in pure wool blend is £195 this week, and is available in powder blue, burnt orange and cyclamen pink .  Fashionable padded jackets in our signature quilting are perfect for rain and snow, whilst keeping that sophisticated silhouette and our "coatigans" perfect for cosying up in a car, and the smartest items yet to complete a winter outfit, indoor as well as out.   I wore our black and white paisley and diamond style yesterday to John Lewis Oxford Street and now they only have 2 left! And for versatility, nothing beats our sleeveless wool mix coat in ivory-on trend layering for inside or out.

    I used to be devoted to new handbags and shoes, now a new coat is the only way to lift my spirits- perfect with dresses , skirts or trousers, to outfit build.  We are even addicted to chiffon coats to wear for evening wear-invest wisely and you will have outfits for this year and next, which will ensure those key essentials in your wardrobe look different for every ocassion.

    Check out the prices this week and layer up with chesca outerwear



    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

    Last weekend top of the fashion watch list was the the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards which honored the very best in television programming and the actors that make or break each show. We all had our eyes glued to the screen looking out for the best dressed celebrities. SO we were all thrilled when we spotted Lesley Nicol from Downton Abbey looking truly dazzling on the red carpet wearing our chesca shawl. 












    Posted by Peter Gibson
  • Alastair and Tess

    Last weekend we celebrated a wedding of two of our staff at head office who got married in the Cotswolds, not far from House of Fraser, Cheltenham-and although chesca did not provide the wedding dress, the mother of the groom, Jacqui, wore chesca from head to toe-well, her midnight sky lace dress and shrug, navy satin shoes with diamante buckle, and the pearl art deco clutch. The mother of the bride also wore navy and the groomsmen wore pink. and the bridesmaids wore pink with a touch of lace.

    Why tell you all this, because we are launching in November and December the most beautiful range of navy and antique pink wedding wear together with some new wedding dresses, with more than a touch of lace.  Pics to follow before the end of the year....

    To celebrate the start of Autumn , we launch our brand new range of coatigans, from pure ivory aran cable heavy weight jersey fashioned into our coccon coat-perfect for that autumn wedding or with jeans for Sunday lunch-to our monotone jigsaw crepe coat to be worn now or as an elegant layer for office wear throughout the winter.  Keep it neutral so you can add a touch of orange or bright pink to add a ray of sunshine as Autumn creeps in

    Short of cash? Next week, we are launching a new on line offer-every week, we will focus on 6 items which we will offer at a special price for one week only.  They may be a last chance to buy  with 60% offor a brand new line, with 20%. so take the opportunity when you see it  Only available in our shops or on line, we will focus on quilt coats next week-the early bird, etc, etc..  But don't be disappointed, these will only be available for one week and then return to full price, so take advantage of the offer


    Posted by Alastair Green