Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Treasure down Islington - Sefton

We all hope to have a medium-sized store (no-nonsense) that is just designed and arranged thoughtfully and of course suits our tastes! You know, a great mixture of high-end designers and some exclusive young designer brands can be the heaven to sort out all your main wardrobe difficulties. If that’s the case, I have to bring you to Sefton – a boutique down Islington Upper Street! By the way, they have a fantastic website - so please carry on shopping wherever and whenever you are :) If you love what they do, join their mailing list and royalty scheme - discounts, fantastic offers and free gifts .....

Sefton Mens
196 Upper Street
N1 1RQ
Tel: 020 7354 4865

Sefton Womens
271 Upper Street
N1 2UQ
Tel: 020 7226 9822
What's the fuss about?

Sefton has a long history and it has re-launched the boutique in 2003. The idea is to give you the best of their favourite designers: Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Costume National, Comme des Garçons and many other brilliant ones. Along clothes, they also have a great selection of jewellery and accessories even including colour tights. Sefton also has its own brand products that are just as sweet, stylish and caring as possible - cashmere eye masks, slippers, socks, hats and etc at great prices… I think they are really brilliant gift ideas! Shall we go in to have a look?

How brillaint! The lovely and gorgeous Oyster/Travel Card holder in all kinds of beautiful colour at the counter... Seriously, small things can show your attention to the details! A gorgeous Oyster Card holder is just a big plus!

Secret! Right at the door, there is the whole rail of Poltock&Walsh - the fabulous young London label! They are exclusively stocked at Sefton in the UK! For people who don't know this brand well, I really suggest you checking their stocks out! They love volume, ruffle, silk and colour! Everything is gorgeous, uniquely designed and cut!

Kate Walsh & Fiamma Poltock

I particularly love this dress from Poltock & Walsh! Seriously, the collection is just poetic! Just go to Sefton have a look!

They also store Sinha-Stanic - after the label left the giant Italian company Aeffe, it becomes actually more "individual and free" - the collection not only has beautiful watershed colour but also great structure cuts!

Aleksandar Stanic and Fiona Sinha

I have to say that their stylish staffs are really nice who can easily guide you through the store and never being pushy!

  • Aine - She is very sweet and has very sharp eyes for fashion! If you need any fashion help, ask her!
- Outfit 1.

Dress: Yaya Aflalo, £229 - Beautiful and bold blue in the luxurious fabric with the simple cut
Shoes: Costume National, £289 - The retro design, the cream leather and comfy medium heels are just PERFECT!
Clutch: Angel Jackson, £125 - Red snakeskin clutch is sooooooo sweet and classy! It also comes in 3 other great colour: Black&White, Purple and Brown!

- Outfit 2.

Dress: Y Culottes by Poltock&Walsh, £260 - What a quirky piece! The colour really understands the cut and the volume gives a great movement to the bottom part!
Vest: Velvet, £39
Shoes: N.D.C, £199 - This is a classic design with a fashionable retro twist!

- Outfit 3.

Dress: Origami Dress by Sinha-Stanic, £629 - It also comes in black! However, I really fell in love with this orange! Who doesn't love Sinha-Stanic - the label can flatter any body shape! Truly, it is a brilliant cocktail dress!
Shoes: Georgina Goodman £295 - You have to love mustard yellow heels!
Necklace: Bumblebee Necklace by Alex Monroe from the Original Sin Collection, £119 - 22ct Gold Plate & it shows every single detail of a real bumblebee - just incredible!

Let's meet Audrey - she's such a stylish and quirky lady who knows the shop inside out and has all the great fashion ideas!

- Outfit 4.

Dress: Sinha - Stanic, £455 - The cut of the dress is pure lux! It gives a great cut to your figure, very sexy but in a classy way!
Shoes: Georgina Goodman £379 - Grey snakeskin is a fashion saver - you just cannot go wrong with those!

Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim, £565 - The full length silk evening gown with the seductive V-back is seriously beautiful! You just have feel million dollars in the dress!

So, you like it? Go to Sefton website having a look and you will just love it xx


Danz said...

I love both collections and those black pumps are amaaazing! Fab post!

Cammila said...

You provided a great tour! What tremendous inspiration. The store seems like a paradise.

Winnie said...

That store looks so lovely! I adore that first blue dress and the dainty little gold bee necklace!

Secretista said...

BOOOO! I'm all the way in the U.S!! :(

Thanks! I'll add you to my sidebar blogroll. <33

Times of Glory said...

Thank you guys for your lovely comment! To Secretista: you can browse their website! They do almost everything online!

K.Line said...

Love the look of that store! K

Rose said...

Thanks gorg!

Oh my, your previous posts are wonders *.*, i love them so much.

:) cya around

BlossomClothing said...

all of these clothes are gorgeous. I love the pink ruffle shirt and the pink and white dress.

Chloe said...

Hi, I came across your site as I was searching for shop reviews down Islington! Seriously, I feel I've already been to that store by reading your review! It is fantatic!

I love Sinha-Stanic cloth, but not many places carry them... I'm new in London, but will surely check that out this weekend!

By the way, both girls are really pretty and the just make the cloth even more beautiful!

The Seeker said...

Again a great review.
The store looks amazing and the really good thing is that they have a website. So I must check it and join their mailing list and royalty scheme :D
I didn't know Poltock&Walsh label but I'm excited to also check it because it sounds really me... "colour" ;)
I like all the outfits the girls presented, but I felt in love with # 2.
Thank you so much darling for sharing all this with us, you're a sweetie.


Cate said...

Darling! again such a great tour! i can really understand why you like sefton so much, they have a really brilliant range of designers! and the photos... it's just like a real tour, just like i was entering the shop myself! so cute you introduced the staff!!! i love aine's shoes in the first outfit, the heel has exactly the right height! and i love the orange cocktail dress too, it's wonderful!!
and of course, almost every girl loves an evening gown. i like it!

ray said...

all the clothes look gorgous.thanx for the lovly comment on my blog.id like to add you to my blogroll xx

Sharon said...

God, I fell in love with Audrey in that Phillip Lim gown... She looks stunning! And Aine look super elegant and sweet in that orange Sinha-Stanic dress! The bee necklace is to die for!

I just have to pop in have a look, even I'm in west London!

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely information!

Brandi Stone said...

the dresses are great!

Sandra Evertson said...

Thank You for your visit, YOUR site is Gorgeous!
Kiss, Kiss
Sandra Evertson

MOND said...

thanks for telling me about sinha-stanic,
love the stuff

Times of Glory said...

To K.Line: I'm glad you like it xx

To BlossomClothing: Yes, they've got some fantastic stuff!

To Chloe: Thank you so much for your comment. I'm really glad that I've shown something you like... keep shopping:)

To The Seeker: Thank you my dear! Your comment is always sweet! Yes, you can shop online, which is fantastic xx

To Cate: You are such a darling! I'm glad that you feel that you've gone into the shop! That sounds great!

To Ray: You are soooooooo sweet! I'll be more than happy to join your blogroll x

To Sharon: Thank you my dear! Yes, Audrey looks great in that gown! And that gown is just luxury! Go there to have a look and you will discover more!

To Brandi Stone: Thanks!

To Sandra Evertson: Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment!

To MOND : Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment! I'm glad you like it xx

fashion* CHALET said...

Thank you so much for the It Blog Roll add! :) I added yours as well. Great clothes by the way ♥

Kira Fashion said...

this store seems to be great!
amazing post honey!

a kiss!!

fashion herald said...

great review, I really want Aine's sunglasses, and you're right, the oyster card is a perfect little detail, very impt! so much to gush over, but those dark forest green shoes, love love love.

Times of Glory said...

To fashion* CHALET: Thank you my darling! Lots of lots of love and kisses xx

To Kira Fashion: Thank you my dear! kisses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

To Fashion Herald: Yes, I love that pair of sunglasses! They are great!

editor said...

oh my gosh, i DO have to love mustard orange heels! yum.

la petite fashionista said...

what a great guide to boutiques! its making me wish for a trip to england! it must be nice to go into stores & have them know you by name and vice versa!


Anonymous said...

I wish I could go to these stores... They are heaven! I am completely in love with the second outfit, with the unbrealla. It is perfection!

AlicePleasance said...

Great! Love the outfit nr.1: I'm a big fan of red dresses and the Costume National shoes are perfection. The bumblebee necklace is wonderful too, I collect animal jewelry and that one could be perfect!

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

i am so jealous..there are too beautiful store!!i hope i can go to your country to shop there

tara said...

I love all of the outfits, but oh my gosh, outfit 2 is just GREAT. love love love the look of that.

p said...

Thanks for the comment! This is a great post again, and I'm dying to go to that store :)

I've added you to my blogroll btw.

Paris said...

Thank you for introducing me to Poltock&Walsh, I have been looking for some of the smaller London designers to fall in love with and study for my interview in London next week. I am certainly drooling over just about the entire Autumn/Winter collection. Especially the rich fuschia bow backed coat, it is exquisite! xx

Anonymous said...

Love the third outfit. Gorgeous )))