Monday, 1 November 2010

Garment Quarter Launch Party

Last Thursday night I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Bristol's hottest new independent boutique, Garment Quarter and let me tell you, it's not often I fall in love with a store so quickly.

After being greeted by Managing Director John Reid, myself and Dan from Last Style of Defense enjoyed champagne, sushi and some heavenly chocolates whilst taking in all that the boutique has to offer. One thing that I can safely declare is that Garment Quarter has one of the best product ranges in the city and with a fantastic mix of established designers amongst up and coming talent it's safe to say this will be one store I will definitely be returning to.

Myself, designer Ashley Marc Houvelle (modeling a Tee from his own collection- separate post to follow) and Dan.

As I continually told many of the staff during the evening, I really did LOVE the store. And with brands including Vivienne Westwood Gold and Red Label, Markus Lupfer, Comme Des Garcons Play and Unconditional (many of which are a first for Bristol) what's not to love?

After not a lot of convincing from Dan and a lovely store assistant / Henry Holland look-a-like, I made the executive decision to try on this gorgeous cape from Vivienne Westwood Red Label. It may be from the Women's collection but once on it was surprisingly easy to pass of. Androgynous, but never the less it was added to the already seemingly endless mental shopping list I was swiftly creating in my head.

I fell in love with these boots from the moment I saw them and at a very reasonable £185 I know where my next pay check will be going.

Anyone who knows me will be fully aware that I have something of an obsession healthy liking for Unconditional and so it wasn't long before my eye were diverted to the impressive range of pieces on offer.

For me, Garment Quarter has really hit the nail on the head (apologies for the out of character manly expression, very unlike me I know). A fantastic range of products, excellent visual merchandising and a team of friendly and helpful staff. Now John, if you could just ban me from the store so I don't end up giving everyone 'I Owe You' vouchers for Christmas that would be great....

In a while crocodile...

Garment Quarter can be found in Cabot Circus, Bristol and will be launching online as of next week so get your credit cards at the ready.

All Images courtesy of Garment Quarter.


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