This weekend has been Black Friday weekend and we have added some new items to our reductions this week. Look out for them-they are only on promo for this week and will have a further 20% off for this week only. Some are branded items from backstage , some from Shubette, and some of our limited evening collection.
Do sneak a peak , available from midnight - just enter "BLACKOUT" at the checkout - only available this week and only available on reduced and promotional items
Remember - Useful for Christmas gifts! A scarf or a handbag are the perfect pressie for people to remember you all year
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
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
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
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.