Monthly Archives: April 2019

  • Everything You Need To Know About Cotton And Fabrics This Summer

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    Cottons and fabrics are some of the most luxurious and light clothing you can find on the market today. Whether it be a light cotton UK kaftan dress or sumptuous linen trousers, Hampstead Bazaar boast an eclectic mix of styles and colours. Fabrics and cotton are enjoyed by millions across the world, and with its great value prices and flexible applications, we thought we’d explore what makes them so popular during the warmer months.

    What is cotton?

    With about 20 million tonnes created annually, cotton is one of the most popular fabrics on the market today. With a whole host of properties, cotton has been used for millennia as a source of clothing due to its ease of yarning and breathable nature. Both able to retain warmth and being lightweight, cotton is one of the best materials with which to make clothes.

    What is linen?

    linen dress

    Linen is one of the best materials with which to make clothes from due to its durability and its flexibility. With a history of being used to make bags and towels, linen has recently been utilised in clothing and can be found throughout the Hampstead Bazaar range. If you are on the look out for great linen clothing, then head over to our store today.

    Benefits of cotton

    cotton dress

    At Hampstead Bazaar we sell a lot of cotton clothing, especially in the summer. With the wide range on sale, it can be difficult to differentiate between clothing materials, and what exactly makes each one unique. Below you can find out everything you need to know about cotton clothing and the benefits of buying it.

    Light and comfortable

    Cotton is well known for its lightness and comfort of wearing. The soft fibres and tight yarn created through cotton gives it a unique feel which makes it durable and beautiful to wear. Cotton can also be utilised for thicker materials and therefore transferrable for all day wear, from morning into night time.

    Flexible

    From thick to thin and through thick and thin, cotton will get you through. Usable for both trousers and shirts, cotton has been one of the most popular materials in our range, offering up great value luxury and a broad colour palette.

    Benefits of linen

    Linen

    Durable linen has quickly become one of the go-to materials to make our trousers from. With a range of smart to casual wears for your wardrobe, linen is great value and will keep you fashionable and comfortable throughout the day.

    Natural crinkle

    The light yet firm nature of linen means that it forms a natural crinkle in its material. This is great for a more rugged yet light trouser look and ensures that you are kept cool through the breathable material. This is why summer suits are often made of linen, giving you a chance to keep cool and look great at the same time.

    Dries quicker

    One aspect of linen which is often overlooked yet is functionally valuable is that it dries far quicker than other materials. Due to the looseness of the threads, this breathable fabric takes far less time to dry out and is therefore perfect for a day outdoors.

  • Style Tips from Everyday Brits

    Say what you want about the Brits, but one thing’s for sure is that we have a long history of world class fashion. From the heady days of the swinging sixties to the punchy patters cut every year for London Fashion Week, we attract designers from around the world. That isn’t to say that other countries don’t have their own unique styles, but the UK has produced some of the best designers, artists and photographers. Many celebrities and influential figures have flocked to the UK to buy UK made clothes such as those at Hampstead Bazaar and on catwalks and red carpets across the world, you can tell when they’ve found that British look.

    As we all know from those grumbling mornings in front of the mirror, fashion is a case of trial, error and instinct. Put simply, it doesn’t come easy. That’s why we’ve collated some tips for the budding fashionista, all from the mouths of top British style icons.

    Fashion with history

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    When you’re in the UK, there’s no doubt that complimenting someone’s outfit will end in a story about an item of that clothing. Fashion is more than just a trip to the high street, it’s a statement of personality and a story to tell. With more than a millennium of history, British women have a lot to say about their clothes. Whether you’re shopping at a London fashion boutique or a woman’s clothes shop in Bath, you can’t help but shop through history.

    Combining the masculine with the feminine

    For that perfect blend of personality, the British love to mix sturdy jeans with feminine colours. The melding of moods will undoubtedly add that little extra toy our look. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

    Layering is everything in the UK

    The UK is temperamental in its temperature. That’s why it’s best to try not to get caught out and layer yup for all occasions. With lighter clothes under your woollies, you can shift your style to suit the sunshine. Each time you peel a layer, make it count.

    Wide leg trousers give an effortless glide

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    You can never go wrong with wide leg trousers. Whether it’s part of a more formal shirt and blazer combo or a dressed down denim look, wide leg trousers make an effortless statement with a touch of cool classiness. All ages get away with wide legged trousers, and there’s a style to suit every pair.

    Floral patterns

    The British have a long history of design ingenuity. Whether its William Morris wall prints or the vivid colours you see every year at London Fashion Week, the British really know how to create colours which complement each other. At Hampstead Bazaar, we have a wide range of summery, floral patterns which show off both vintage and modern vibes.

    Bold colours

    Bold colours are striking and make a statement. In the UK, you’ll find fashionistas wearing both palettes of bright yellows and oranges alongside subtler navies and cream colours. Whatever you opt for, there’s plenty of simple yet effective tones to really bring out your personality and help your outfit to shine.

  • Best Fashion Trends for Women in Spring and Summer 2019

    Fashion is always evolving and living in the UK means that you’re constantly exposed to the latest trends in fashion and some of the most amazing designers in the world. That’s why shops like Hampstead Bazaar are committed to staying up-to-date on new styles. This is especially important in the spring and summer, when bulky winter clothes are replaced by lighter fabrics, brighter colours, and flattering cuts.

    If you’re on the lookout for some great buys this summer and are ready to update your wardrobe, check out our list of some of the hottest trends to watch this season.

    Maxi dresses

    Maxi Dress

    Maxi Dresses never go out of fashion which is why our women’s clothes shop in Bath is stocked with these comfortable and flattering frocks.

    Both sensual and light, the maxi dress accentuates your curves and ensures you’re able to move freely and stay cool during the sometimes sticky summer months. Whatever your style, there’ll be a maxi dress perfect for you.

    Oversized hats

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    From Ascot to garden barbeques, the oversized hat comes in a range of materials and patterns to suit all types of occasions, both formal and informal.

    Of course, hats were designed for a specific reason – to protect you from the sun. Oversized hats do just that and then some. They’re a statement piece that will earn you a lot of deserved attention.

    Floral prints

    floral prints

    Floral prints are very on-trend for both spring and summer. With a wide range of bold and subtle colours and patterns available, you can elevate looks for both work and play with beautiful and bright dresses and blouses. The patterns available at Hampstead Bazaar range from lilies to daisies and everything in between.

    Feeling daring? You could even try a pair of floral trousers!

    Kaftans

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    Kaftans are made for warmer climates and ooze classy coolness. In addition to be an attractive garment, they’re also incredibly comfortable with loose sleeves that slip on and off quickly and easily. unparalleled in comfort.

    Hampstead Bazaar stocks a range of patterns and shapes, which means you’ll almost certainly find a kaftan that matches your size and style aesthetic.

    Paisley print

    Paisley print

    Paisley has been all the rage since the 60’s and, while there are plenty of garments that have updated the classic print, it’s a vintage throwback that you just have to have in your closet. It’s incredibly diverse and you can find tunics, kaftans and dresses all available in a gorgeous paisley pattern.

    Best of all? Even though it’s a bold print, it’s incredibly versatile and goes with almost any style and occasion.

    Three quarter length trousers

    Both formal and informal, these smart-casual trousers are available in a number of materials, including linen, cotton and even luxurious silk. No matter which material you choose, you can be sure that the fit will be comfortable and breathable, perfect for a summer stroll.

    Sandals

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    You can’t go wrong with sandals in summer or spring. They’re durable, breathable, comfortable and can be dressed up or down. What more could you ask for?

    Puffed shoulders

    Puffed or padded shoulders add a feminine touch to any outfit. This detail looks especially grat on lightweight blazers and blouses. This look is incredibly flattering and is great for both formal and informal occasions.

    Palazzo

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    Whether linen or cotton, palazzo trousers are always a must for the summer. With a wide range of colours available, our palazzo Italian style trousers are some of the best on the market.

  • Introducing Hampstead Bazaar Bath

    London’s premium clothes shop for women of substance has spread its wings to the West Country.

    London’s Hampstead Bazaar has been treating women to the ultimate in comfort since 1969. With its flagship store located in the Marylebone area of West London, the shop has been at the height of fashion for 50 years now. With so much history behind it, the last few months has seen the shop expand online, now bringing many of its gorgeous clothes and accessories to customer across the country, not just London. With its expansion online, Hampstead Bazaar has opened a second shop for those living in the West of England. Located in the historic city of Bath, Hampstead Bazaar has quickly become one of Pulteney Bridge’s most celebrated clothes shops.

    Everything you need to know about Bath

    Nestled in the county of Somerset, Bath is the largest city in the area, and is located just under a hundred miles away from London. Adorned with a world heritage site title, the area has a long history dating back to the year 60 AD when the Romans built baths and places of worship near the River Avon. Here guests began to frequent the luxury spas and so a city formed around them. This resulted in the Bath we know today, one consisting of just under 89,000 residents and 11 miles of historic town. Bath is home to a wide range of luxury hot spas, museums, high street stores and historic sites of interest, also engaging in a vibrant artistic community and friendly locale, all drawing in 3.8 million tourist visits a year.

    Hampstead Bazaar in Bath

    What this all leads to is a buzzing high street ripe for the picking when it comes to women’s luxury fashion. Hampstead Bazaar, therefore, easily fits into the ethos and aesthetic of the beautiful city. Bath’s Hampstead Bazaar offers up much of what Marylebone’s store does but gives the added quaintness and character of the city. The spacious shop ensures that there is plenty of room for our expansive selection, and sits in a classic Palladian aesthetic, Bath stone building. Bath stone is famous for its distinctive golden-brown colour and adds to the rural feel of the shop. Although Hampstead Bazaar is very much London in name, it widens its style to be truly universal.

    Pulteney Bridge

    Pulteney bridge crosses the river Avon in historical town of bath, England

    Our Hampstead Bazaar Women’s clothes shop in Bath is in the Pulteney Bridge area of the city. This area is built around the famous bridge over the River Avon, and was built in 1774, leading to increased trade and therefore the establishing of a high street area. The area has shops built across each side of the bridge in the classic Palladian style, and has become a metropolitan hub for the city. Whilst alterations continued across both the shops and the bridge itself for the next century, the area has become a prime spot for traders, making for an idyllic environment for the branch of Hampstead Bazaar.

    What’s on offer at Hampstead Bazaar Bath?

    Hampstead Bazaar Bath

    Hampstead Bazaar Bath offers up a wide range of products for women, both in clothing and accessories. Whether it’s a formal summer hat, fit for both garden parties and weddings, or it’s a beautiful maxi dress for summer walks through Parade Gardens, the Bath Hampstead Bazaar outlet is every bit as good as its London forerunner.

  • Spring and Summer Trends For 2019

    The weather may be cold, but these trends will soon be hot.

    The problem with sales is that they are deliberately off season. Many clothes you find in high street sales tend to be for the next – or the last – season. This is often a great way to get rid of new stock or for a clothes retailer to try out something adventurous or unorthodox with little risk for the customer. Our sales at Hampstead Bazaar focus on both the last and next season, and so bring a wide range of products for both winter and summer. As summer’s been and gone, we’ll be focussing on the upcoming summer season, many products for which can be found on our website’s sales page. It’s not just last season’s finest summer wear we’re excited about, it’s next season’s too. Below you can find a plethora of beachwear, hats and general lightweight summer wear to take advantage of from our website.

    Large Brim Hat

    Large Brim Hat

     

    Our beautiful floral summer hat is perfect for special summer events. The beautiful tinge of peach blended with the bespoke caramel of the large brim hat material, brings a welcome elegance to your more formal summer proceedings. With the silk flower and feather embellishments, this hat is perfect for garden parties and cultural events, and more generally for when you want to feel elegant. This hat is just one of our many woman’s hats online and gives you the chance to flaunt your summer look, without getting sun burnt!

    New6134 Cotton Dress

    New6134 Cotton Dress

     

    This V neck maxi dress is a loose-fitting cotton which hugs your curves. With a cool white colour and an embellished V neck stripe, this cotton dress is the perfect addition to a vintage lover’s summer wardrobe.

    New6134 Silk Dress

    New6134 Silk Dress

    Another lightweight V neck maxi dress, the silk embellished New6134 brings a 60’s summer feel to our collection. Again, with the lightweight body-hugging sides, this silk dress also comes with handy fine stitched pockets. The fine pattern detailing also brings a welcome vibrancy and will blend well with the colourful London summer.

    Riviera Short Viscose

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    This round neck mid length tunic utilises calming blues and greens for a real springtime feel. With its floaty feel, this short viscose is perfect for casual summer wear and provides the best in comfort, whether you’re out on a picnic or relaxing in the garden. The blue and green patterns resemble plants and flowing branches, strewn horizontally across the elegant yet multipurpose dress.

    Riviera Short silk

    Riviera Short silk

    This soft pink short silk dress is a perfect addition to your summer collection. With its round necked and sleeveless breeziness, the dress offers a cool, smart casual addition to any summer wardrobe. This dress is also 100 percent silk, ensuring that you are too.

    Nabila Viscose

    Nabila Viscose

    This mid length skirt is floral patterned on a black background and is made of soft viscose material. With its lovely hem, this skirt goes with a whole range of tops and is perfect for a smart casual summer set up.

    NewS6 Viscose

    NewS6 Viscose

    Another full length skirt with soft viscose material. This time, the summer skirt comes in a white with floral patterns dotted in green and peach. This is another smart casual skirt which lets slip more detail the more you look at it.

  • Getting to Know the Wools In Your Wardrobe

    Wool is an all-encompassing, comforting addition to almost any wardrobe in the world. Everyone wants something woollen, whether that be a snuggle scarf, the thick lining of a coat or a cotton t shirt fit for the summer. Wool has been one of the most popular materials for clothing for centuries now and is multifaceted in its daily applications. At Hampstead Bazaar we pride ourselves on the wide range of wool based clothing and accessories we stock, and thought we’d give you a chance to learn a little more about the range on display. Whatever your needs, there’s plenty you can learn to improve your wool game.

    Firstly, what is wool?

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    Wool is hair grown on the topcoat of animals. Animals who grow wool grow it above their undercoat, protecting against rain and other elements. Both wools are utilised for different purposes, the underlayer typically being softer and used in more luxury products. The topcoat is coarser but still often blended with its softer counterpart in many wool products. Moreover, wool in general can be blended with other materials in clothes to retain shape, elasticity and durability.

    Why go for wool?

    Alongside its comfort, wool can be used to line clothes to add insulation, as well as being flame retardant and water repellent. Wool is often great for retaining coloured dyes, ensuring that your clothes keep their colour. On top of this, wool is very environmentally friendly, being recyclable and increasingly organic in its processing.

    Lamb’s wool

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    Lambs wool is utilised through regular sheep shearing and allows for a fine and soft wool, some sheep being able to grow up to thirteen kilos of wool every year. Some sheep’s wool is used in clothing due to its softness, whilst finer, more durable wool is used in carpets, rugs and other often used accessories.

    Merino

    Merino Wool

    Merino wool is from a Spanish breed of sheep and is used in the highest quality sheep wool products. The reason or this is that each strand is incredibly fine, ranging from anywhere between 17 and 25 microns.

    Alpaca

    Alpaca Wool

    Like Merino wool, alpaca wool can be as fine as 18 microns, but also sweep a broader scale, ranging up to 30 microns. A little coarser than other wools, this thick coat from the Peruvian Alpaca is an often-used wool internationally.

    Cashmere

    Cashmere

    Used by Hampstead Bazaar in our cashmere and lambswool scarf, cashmere is a soft goat wool from the goat species of the same name. Luxurious in feel, this indulgent wool is popular as one of the comfiest out there. Head on down to our lady’s cashmere jumper sale today!

    Mohair

    mohair wool

    Mohair is sheared from the Angora goat ands is often used for its distinctive frizzy look. With its undercoat mixed with its top coat, you get an array of textures in the Mohair wool products.

    Which wool is right for you?

    There are of course many other wools you can choose from, some rare and some commonplace. Each one comes with a different consistency and is therefor used in a variety of products. If you are looking for a softer wool, then cashmere is the one to go for, whilst a thicker, more durable option would be the Mohair or Alpaca wool.

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