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Bath in Fashion LIVE

We are always so excited to take part in Bath in Fashion and this year is no exception; awesome in store events, designer catwalk shows and talks from some of the most recognised names in the industry. This year the BIF team have introduced a brand new all day event; Bath in Fashion LIVE… Wander Bath’s high street all day on Thursday 21st April and enjoy special events at all stores taking part in this years fashion celebration. Here at Grace & Ted we’ve te.....
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BIF ’16 – Coco Chanel – The Legend and the Life

It’s that time of year again when Bath’s high street becomes abuzz with bloggers, eager shoppers and dedicated followers of fashion. It’s no secret that mum and I love Bath in Fashion and have no hesitation in saying that we think it’s the best event in the city’s calendar. This year is no exception and we are so excited for the catwalk shows, in-store events and talks by some of the industry’s finest. Speaking of which, it was ‘elbows out’ to purchase tickets for Justi.....
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Bringing Home the Birkin

As dedicated followers of fashion, this blog probably won’t come as a surprise to you. However, those that are unfamiliar with the power of the bag that effectively originated as a ‘holdall’ will no doubt be shocked to learn that the value of an Hermès Birkin is increasing at a faster rate than gold and now, the US stock market too. Between 1980 and 2005 the Birkin had an average increase in value of 14.2% – compared to the S&P 500’s increase of 8.7.....
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White Christmas Fair

We’re so excited to be at the White Christmas Fair taking place along Northcote Road in Battersea, London on Saturday 28th November from 11-8pm. Northcote Road is already home to great boutique shopping and holds a regular market full of eclectic and unique finds. The White Christmas Fair is free to enter and will feature over 100 stalls selling jewellery, Christmas trees, clothing, sweet treats and super special foodie items for the big day. Mum and I will be there with a.....
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Kingsmead Autumn mini-market

Saturday 10th October saw our fourth event in the Square, the Kingsmead Autumn mini-market! This time, I teamed up with newest guys on the block Piers & Sophia Milburn who have recently arrived at and given a new lease of life to the Jazz Cafe – now The Kingsmead Kitchen. (If you haven’t passed by lately, it looks awesome and their new menu is locally sourced, oh-so delicious home cooking  – check it out!) Piers, Sophia and I have the same vision for the Kingsme.....
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We’re in Boutique magazine!

We are so pleased to be featured in this month’s Boutique magazine! Thank you to our friend at the Fashion Association of Britain Melissa Wheeler for visiting us on the night of our ‘not-so-secret-garden-party’ event for Bath in Fashion. We look absolutely exhausted in this photo – we’d been running up and down the stairs with pot plants, macarons and cafe tables all afternoon! Read the full article .....
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BIRA High Street Conference

Last week we attended the BIRA High Street conference – a gathering of the UK’s independent retailers keen to improve and adapt their businesses to thrive in a tricky economic environment. The Expo had a circus theme – which made the whole thing even more interesting (we won a bottle of wine in a lucky dip and some chocolate in a ball-in-a-cup game – which apparently i’m surprisingly good at) and there were numerous talks throughout the day by the retail i.....
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Phoebe Hooke

Bath’s newest kid on the block is Phoebe Hooke – freelance writer, pilates instructor in training and girlfriend of Bath rugby’s Sam Burgess. Straight from the land of Oz, (Australia, not where the Wizard lives) she was the go-to-girl for all things fashion and celebrity in two of the country’s biggest glossy magazine. Since arriving in Bath, Phoebe is making quite a splash in Bath already, having been appointed as a columnist for Bath Life magazine and immersing her.....
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Spring into Summer!

So, last week consisted of a pamper evening at Artizan hair salon, a Bath Business Bake Off & a private viewing of the new fashion illustration exhibition at David Simon Contemporary. Quite the mix but all equally lovely. We were invited along to the ‘Spring into Summer’ event by the team at Artizan on Bartlett Street to showcase some of our best pre-owned designer pieces. We took a small selection of handbags, shoes an.....
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Independent Retailer of the Year awards

Pure London is the UK’s leading fashion trade show, where boutique owners and department store buyers from around the country gather to peruse the latest offerings from brands – deciding which to take back to their stores. During the event there are catwalk shows, talks with industry experts and an award ceremony that celebrates the country’s best independent fashion retailers. On a freezing Sunday in December I decided to enter Grace & Ted into the Pure London I.....