• Merry Christmas

    All the staff at chesca join me to wish you, our customers, a great time over the festive season.  Many of you have become our friends, you tell us about your weddings, your nights out, your holidays and we try our level best to fulfil your needs.  We are not always successful since we don't run the post office or the courier services but we do our best.  Our team try to repair zips, untangle ribbon, hand sew on sequins, hem trousers and we hope that we please the most fastidious taste.

    We have introduced size 12, even a few size 10s, refined our sizes again and again  Introduced quirky dresses and coats with cocoon shapes and draped hems, fashionable but still flattering.  Mother of the bride? we have added draped chiffon hems to our portfolio of more classic figure flattering lace and chiffon shapes.

    and we are about to introduce, for spring, some specially chosen international brands, under the umbrella of franchesca, such as Gerry Weber, Basler, Joseph  Ribkoff, Gardeur, Michelle, Frank Walder, Gina Bacconi--and we start our sister brand at size 10.  we will add size charts for each brand -and a host of other info to enable you to outfit build and mix and match.

    I love chesca, and it will start its 14th year in January.  I have nurtured it, and I identify with it-indeed, I wear it all the time-for work and play and now a teenager reaching adulthood , it is time for me to turn my attention to a new project with my friend , Sandie Osbourn, who has nurtured the business which bore her name for many years and we will now start a new chapter next month, in a new online business, www.franchescafashion.com  Want a brochure and to join our project, let us know your email and we will sign you up to our weekly newsletter, crammed with advice and offers.

    Thank you for your interest in us, we look forward to the next 13 years and let us see what we will do together.....




    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Spring is in the Air

    I know you are saying, she's completely mad, we haven't had winter yet!

    But, we are now being asked for wedding wear, brides and mothers of bride and groom have been phoning to sort their outfits for next year's weddings.  As you know, chesca doesn't like to disappoint, and has launched, on line ,the first few outfits for spring 2016, which will not find their way into our partner department stores until mid-Jan.

    Also, many of our loyal customers have turned to us for cruise wear, although not all to the heat of the southern hemisphere, many are going to Scandinavian cities, where pastel shirts and sweaters with matching gilets and jackets, and fine fitting jeans might cheer up colder climes.  We have turned to Gerry Weber, who have launched their early spring range, beautifully finished and classic to compliment our own quirky day wear.

    Try Vera Mont for evening, stilletto smart shifts , in stretch satins and stylish prints, perfect for those elegant evenings on board that cruise ship or New Year"s Eve.  Both brands are a taster of our sister company, franchesca, which will be launched shortly , with dozens of world- famous brands, in sizes from 10-24.  Maybe not the fit of chesca, but the favourites  of scores of customers

    To those who love chesca , this is a taste of fabulous new outfits for for work and play.

    To those who have daughters, aunts, cousins who love leading brands, this is the first taste of over 500 styles available--the new site opens soon, but there will be a link,,,,,,

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Black Friday/Cyber Monday-20% off reductions

    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

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • 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