Bath relocation and new Pandora Concept Store!

It’s all change in Bath at the moment. The store is relocating to somewhere bigger (although only across the road!) and we are opening a whole new store dedicated to Pandora! Jo explains why she has made the decision to open a Pandora Concept Store in Bath soon, while also expanding fabulous in Bath:

“We’re really excited to be opening a Pandora Concept Store in Bath, while also relocating and expanding fabulous.

 Pandora recently approached us to see if we would like to open a dedicated Pandora store in Bath, as the brand is still fairly new to the city. We already stock Pandora in our current store, but we also felt that there was more potential for the brand in a dedicated store, as there are so many visitors and day-trippers to Bath.

 We open in the new, expanded Fabulous on Friday 10th August, with a Re-Opening Party on Thursday 9th August from 5pm. Please do come and join us!”

It gives us the scope to bring a wider range of Pandora jewellery and watches to Bath, as well as keeping much more depth of stock and variety of charms and bracelets. The store will also get some new collections in sooner, and have ‘limited edition’ pieces.

Our Pandora store will open on Thursday 30th August, with a launch party that evening.

In addition, we are re-locating fabulous to a larger unit, still in SouthGate, to give all of our other brands more space, and to allow us to add new collections. This store will also be managed by Becky, so you’ll still see many familiar faces. The unit we are moving to is diagonally opposite where we are now – it’s the old ‘Azendi’ unit on the corner of SouthGate Place.

We’ll be adding some great watch brands, like Ice, Radley and Bering, in a dedicated watch area; expanding our Thomas Sabo selection and lots of other brands; and giving customers loads more space to browse.

So – we have decided to convert our existing store in SouthGate, Bath to become a Pandora Concept Store. Although it will say ‘Pandora’ above the door, and only stock Pandora products, it will still be owned and operated by fabulous, and many of the same team – including Becky Johnson, our Store Manager in Bath – will still be there. So, you’ll still get the same great, friendly service!

To attend our Opening Party, call to reserve your place on 01225 330333, or RSVP to bath@fabulouscollections.co.uk.

Gifts for August!

It’s a new month, with which brings the arrival of new birthdays, anniversaries, milestones and other celebrations. Any excuse to get out our party shoes and wear our favourite designer jewels is good enough for us! With new collections, new trends and the Olympic Games taking place in London; it is set to be a good month!

Celebration time also means the time to give the perfect gift to that someone special. If you’re searching for a gift to buy your partner, friend or family member for a celebration this August then we have some ideas that might help you choose that perfect gift!

Birthstone 

Peridot is the official birthstone for the month of August, a vivid green coloured gemstone with a hint of gold. The peridot was believed to be a stone of spring time and a gift of nature in ancient Egypt, where it was known as the ‘Gem of the Sun’. This beautiful gemstone is one of the oldest known gemstones and is believed to be a powerful cleanser that can help your skin and boost your immune system and metabolism. It is the perfect stone to create a statement piece of jewellery in its eye-catching green that would brighten any outfit!

Thomas Sabo’s Freshwater Pearl bracelet is £51.90, and features a gorgeous light green Peridot Charm. It has an adjustable love knot from 16.5cm to 22cm for a versatile fit that will fit most wrists. Other designers such as Spinning jewellery have some gorgeous rings featuring the peridot that are a great addition to any collection, whilst a Nomination starter bracelet with a 18ct Gold and Peridot link is a fantastic way to begin a new collection of memories!

Zodiac Sign 

If green is not the right colour or you wanted something different then there are also many charms with Zodiac signs that would be perfect to commemorate a birthday this month. Someone born between July 23rd and August 22nd is a Leo, whilst those born between August 23rd and September 22nd is a Virgo!

Pandora, Nomination and Thomas Sabo have a variety of charms featuring the Zodiac signs that make a fun addition to any collection! This 18ct Gold Leo charm by Nomination is £16.00.

Milestones

Designers such as Trollbeads and Swarovski feature milestone charms in their collections for those special birthdays. Celebrate a new birth, a sweet sixteen, an 18th or a 50th birthday with a meaningful number charm. Alternatively, add a fun charm like a birthday cake to commemorate an occasion! Or to make something more personal, Trollbeads have beads that you can have engraved for the perfect keepsake to remember a special occasion. Their Silver Scroll Charm Bead for £59.00 gives you 13 characters x 9 lines to compose your special message.

Celebrity favourites 

Celebrities both in the UK and in the US are frequently spotted wearing designers such as Good Works, ChloBo and Tresor Paris. Good Works have collections of cool bracelets featuring a host of inspirational messages in a variety of different colours, a cool addition to any outfit. Prices range from £35 – £65.00.

The ever -popular collections by ChloBo are chic and stylish, with pieces such as these Ice Pop Peace Bracelets, that are available in a variety of different colours at £40, which add a touch of hippie chic to create the perfect addition to any festival outfit this season!

For Him

Every man needs a statement watch. If he’s active and sporty select one of the gorgeous watches from Swatch or Bering. For a classic look choose from the stunning collections by Calvin Klein or Toy Watch for something on-trend yet practical. Fred Bennett have a wide collection of accessories for men from bracelets to cufflinks, whilst Nialaya are setting the trends at the moment with their Crystal Bracelets that are frequently spotted on the wrist of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Fashion Show in the Royal Priors, Leamington Spa!

Tomorrow (Saturday 28th July) the Royal Priors Centre in Leamington Spa are hosting a Summer Fashion Show where our fabulous collections will be on display! This event will feature six live fashion shows featuring professional male and female models showcasing the latest Summer trends, as well as free style surgeries for some top tips! Each show will display all things fashionable from ‘Summer Trend’, ‘The Perfect Jean’ and ‘Occasion Wear’.

The fashion show for Trend Wear will run at 11am and 2am displaying the outfits of Topshop, Bank and Jigsaw; Jean Shows will be at 12pm and 3pm featuring items from Republic and Superdry; and Occasion Wear Shows will be taking place at 1pm and 4pm featuring some gorgeous outfits from Topman/Topshop and Bank. These fab outfits will be completed by fabulous accessories!

We will be showing many of our watch ranges such as Bering, Toy and summery designs from Moschino, as well as some stunning pieces from Ashiana, Story, Good Works and Swarovski!

So why not come along to the Priors tomorrow for some top tips on how to find that perfect pair of jeans, that statement piece of jewellery to complete your outfit, or just enjoy the latest trends and some fabulous summer entertainment here in Leamington!

Thomas Sabo – Sweet Diamonds Launch!

‘A sweet diamond makes a sweet statement’

fabulous is excited to launch the newest addition to the Thomas Sabo brand into our Solihull store. The beautiful Sweet Diamonds collection will sit along side our fantastic offering of Thomas Sabo Sterling Silver, Charm Club and Watches.

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July, our Solihull staff and customers will celebrate the official launch of Sweet Diamonds arriving at fabulous.  Customers will get the chance to browse the beautiful jewellery whilst enjoying bubbly and sweet treats.  What’s more the customers who shop the collection that weekend could leave with some exclusive Sabo goodies.

Sweet Diamonds is the new diamond jewellery collection from designers Thomas Sabo and Susanne Kölbli. They have taken some of our most popular Thomas Sabo motifs and embellished them with 14ct Yellow Gold and a sweet little diamond, making them the perfect gift for the most special occasions. To complete the look they’ve even given their popular packaging an upgrade and created stunning heart shaped boxes, in Thomas Sabo’s iconic black and white, with a cute satin bow!

So don’t miss out on the chance to see the collection in all its glory. If you’d like to join us, pop into the Solihull store over the launch weekend and treat yourself or a loved one!

Our style….today the Solihull team show us which designers they are wearing!

Victoria is rocking her Summer stack which contains her favourite Chlobo, Pandora and Nomination!

Victoria’s stack of ChloBo and Nomination and Pandora!

Victoria’s stack of ChloBo and Nomination bracelets and Pandora rings!

Georgie was undecided as to what to wear this morning so she went for every colour under the sun, and opted for the Tresor Paris Bastille Bracelet!

Georgie’s colourful Tresor Paris Bracelet!

The sun is out (finally!), so Anna is wearing her favourite Thomas Sabo Anklet and Pandora stackable Rings!

Anna’s Summery Thomas Sabo Anklet!

Anna’s Pandora Rings!

Sinade has gone for the vintage look today with gold jewellery, choosing her Chan Luu Gold and Pearl Mix Bracelet and Gold Spinning Rings!

Sinade’s Chan Luu stacking and Spinning Rings!

Thomas Sabo Autumn/Winter 2012

Earlier this month, Jo and Sinade had the joy of meeting the familiar faces at Thomas Sabo UK at the Hilton in Manchester, to take part in their Autumn/Winter 2012 road show…

We always love a day exploring the newest Thomas Sabo collections but this time we were particularly keen to see how the Special Additions collection from earlier this year had been transformed for the new seasons – and we weren’t disappointed!

Designers Thomas Sabo and Susanne Kölbli have developed a stunning rose shape and paired it with more vintage shapes and patterns to create the perfect charms to layer. They are sure to echo the trends in place by the release of ‘The Great Gatsby’ later this year.  As well as this they have introduced some fabulous, semi-precious stone necklaces to wear your favourite charms and pendants on. The colour palette is perfect for Autumn/Winter, with neutral tigers eye and garnet, as well as more glitzy hematite and black obsidian.

Along with Special Additions, Thomas Sabo have released new pieces for their edgy ‘Rebel at Heart’ line and the feminine ‘Classic’ and Seasonal collections. Highlights of the collection include rings and earrings using the rose emblem featured heavily in Special Additions, in glittering black and white cubic Zirconia, as well as a development of the vintage shapes in Sterling Silver and Hematite. These are soon to be seasonal must-haves for all our Thomas Sabo fans!

Although it’s only July, we can’t help but be excited about the perfect Christmas offering, centred around a positively cute Polar bear on a large, faceted rock crystal alongside sparkling snowflakes and a gorgeous winter boot!

The collections will arrive into all of our fabulous stores and online any day now…so pop into one of our stores or check our website to be the first to add to your Sabo collection!

Garden Party Competition Blog Winner – Jo-ann Bramston!

We asked our attendees at our Garden Party at Mallory Court Hotel to send us a few words about their experience of the day, with our favourite to win a £25 fabulous voucher. We loved what Jo-ann had to say…

 What a lovely experience – it was the first time my friend Kerrie and I had been to one of Fabulous’ Garden Parties so we weren’t too sure what to expect. We were greeted by some very friendly staff at Mallory Court and handed a very welcome glass of Pimms!

 We had a look around the stalls and saw some very interesting pieces of jewellery that we would think about over lunch. We then took the opportunity to wonder around the gardens in the sunshine, “Yes Sunshine”, before we were given an informative brief of what was on offer by fabulous Managing Director, Jo.

 We then sat down to a gorgeous lunch with every course being as good as the last. We were able to chat to others on the table and view some of the jewellery and the hosts come and talked us through their pieces. After lunch we of course went and spent our hard earned money – very happy with our designer purchases- where we were handed a fabulous ‘goody bag’ before departing!

 The gifts were lovely and we will enjoy using the vouchers. It was an extremely pleasant day to spend a day’s holiday from work. We shall definitely be back next year!

Jo-ann Bramston.

These next two blogs made us smile when we read them, so we’re sending both Simon Crew and Nicky Frogly a £5 voucher to spend online too.  Thank you all for your kind words, we’re so pleased you all had a fab time!

People may ask, ‘what’s in a word’.

Well, the answer is, the jewellery, the hosts, the venue, the catering and even the weather for the third year running.

Oh and that word – FABULOUS.

Simon Crew.


Fabulous Jewellery, Beautiful Venue, Delicious Luncheon, Lazing on a sunny afternoon having fun out with the girl’s. A sure recipe for success!! What a super day. Many thanks.”

Nicky Frogley.

Well done and thank you!  See you  next year…!

fabulous Holiday style..!

From bohemian chic on the beach, to casual and colourful day wear, to a vintage edge or glamorous evening dress, its all about stacking this summer – the more jewellery the better! Stack your favourite rings and bracelets, or mix them in with a statement watch for the perfect holiday style!

If your turning your back  on the British ‘summer’ for a week or two to find the sunshine, then you will have to make the difficult decision of what your going to pack and what your going to leave behind, which is never easy! But packing your statement jewellery – bracelets, bangles, earrings, necklaces, pendants and watches – is a must, and unlike your favourite pair of heels or beach towel, your favourite accessories don’t take up space in your suitcase!

So here’s a selection of some of our favourite pieces right now…!

ChloBo

Join the list of celebrities wearing ChloBo this Summer, the ever-popular collections designed by Chloe Moss. Her Dreamlands Collection features a mix of Silver and Semi-precious stones inspired by the beaches in Bali.  Each piece creates a cool Bohemian style, whilst each stone and Charm featured in the collection have a different meaning behind them, perfect for creating a relaxing and stress free trip away!

Blue Quartz Mini Hamsa Hand Bracelet, £125

We love….Blue Quartz Mini Hamsa Hand Bracelet! 

Blue Quartz is a soothing stress relief stone and helps to assist in the ability to calm the mind. The stone set Hamsa hand charm is a protective symbol which is added to help bring happiness, health, luck and good fortune.

Yellow Jade Evil Eye Bracelet, £100

We love…Yellow Jade Evil Eye Bracelet !

Yellow Jade is an energetic stone, which promotes joy and happiness, joined with the Evil Eye charm which helps to protect from Evil and provide a shield from jealousy.

Ashiana

Ashiana’s collection of handmade jewellery featuring Semi-precious stones from India will add Bohemian sophistication to your outfit whether your relaxing by the pool or having cocktails by the beach. Wear their stunning earrings and tassle necklaces together for an eye-catching set!

Ashiana Chalcedony Necklace, £37.50

We love…Gold Plated Chalcedony Necklace!

This gorgeous necklace features a Denim Blue  Chalcedony pendant or a Rainbow Moonstone pendant. Chalcedony symbolises calmness and will bring a laid-back Eastern edge to your holiday look.

Aqua Chalcedony Oval Drop Earrings, £27.00

We love…Aqua Chalcedony Oval Drop Earrings!

These stunning gold plated Aqua Chalcedony earrings are eye-catching and on trend this Summer in this bright colour.

Chan Luu

This US/Vietnamese designer creates her gorgeous jewellery in sunny LA, where her famous Wrap design has become the fashion accessory of choice for celebrities and style icons from Rhianna to Lady Gaga. Much of the collection is exclusive to fabulous in the UK!

Chan Luu Red Mix Wrap Bracelet, £125

We love…Red Mix Wrap Bracelet

This stunning bracelet features a beautiful red mixture of semi-precious Red Coral, Rhodonite, Cornelian and Cherry Quartz on lengths of soft brown Greek Leather. It can also be worn as a necklace or belt, making it a holiday essential!

Mother of Pearl Mix Necklace, £145

We love…Mother of Pearl Mix Necklace

A Mother of Pearl classic meets bohemian style with this fabulous necklace. Made with White Mother of Pearl, Natural Mother of Pearl and Clear Quartz, this is simply a beach necessity! The neutral colours will mean this versatile piece will compliment all outfits, but its unique style will ensure it doesn’t go missed!

Goodwork(s) Makes A Difference

 Good Works bracelets are a fun and cool accessory to add to your holiday wardrobe. Available in a kaleidoscope of colours and finishes, with messages of inspiration, as well as 25% of net profits going to good causes, these are fast becoming a celebrity favourite and a jewellery must!

White Leather and Crystal Bracelet, £65

We love…White Leather and Crystal Cuff

This fun bracelet is fashioned from six pieces and is secured with a magnetic clasp.

‘Be Happy’ in Pink, £35

We love…‘Be Happy’ Pink Leather Wrap Bracelet

With so many colours to choose from its impossible to pick your favourite, but this bright pink bracelet is sure to stand out!

Daisy

If a trip away is what you need then a stunning bracelet by Diasy inspired by the spiritual energies of Chakras is the ideal accessory.  ‘Chakra’ comes from the Sanskrit for ‘wheel’, describing spinning wheels of energy within our bodies, featuring heavily in many Eastern traditions, including yoga. These spiritual energies are thought to influence your well-being and mental abilities.

Daisy Orange Sacral Chakra Bracelet, £65

We love…Orange Sacral Chakra Bracelet

This features a 24ct Gold plated Sterling Silver charm on a bright orange chord which is a great piece to match a bright coloured bikini or your favourite pair of sunnies!

Gold Heart Chakra Bangle, £145

We love…Gold Heart Chakra Bangle

This gorgeous 24ct Gold plated bangle is simple but effective. It will match any outfit so there is no reason to ever take it off!

We’d love to know what destinations you have visited this Summer and what fabulous designers you have taken with you!

We love…Moschino Scarf Watch

We love Moschino’s collection of watches which offers new and innovative ways to wear your accessories.

Scarf Watches, from £95 to £135

In our quest to bring you the most exciting watches to join our jewellery collection, we were attracted to Moschino’s fun and inspiring collection that never fails to make us smile!

Each watch features a stunning dial embossed in a Moschino heart logo to accompany a gorgeous silk scarf in a selection of eye-catching designs.

This ‘Fashion Victim’ watch uses the scarf as a strap to create a unique and stylish accessory. Additionally, it comes with a leather strap for further versatility, allowing you to wear your scarf as an additional accessory to your watch!

White dial and Pink Heart Scarf is a current favourite with our Leamington team!

With or without the watch dial, knot it around your waist, on the strap of a bag, through the loops of your jeans, hung around your neck or worn as a headband – you can be as creative as you like with your scarf and watch to match your day to day style or mood!

               

                So, how will you wear yours..?

fabulous Garden Party!

Beautiful – Mallory Court Hotel

On Thursday 5th July we held our annual Leamington Spa Garden Party at Mallory Court for the 6th year, and once again had a fantastic day! We were lucky enough to avoid the ongoing rain of the current weeks and the day showed signs of Summer!

It was great to see everyone who attended and everyone looked fantastic, ready for a day of great company and designer jewellery! With stunning new collections from Lund Copenhagen, Ashiana, Nialaya and BCBG MaxAzria – to name just a few – there was lots to choose from.

We also got to catch up with some of our favourite designers including Chloe Moss from ChloBo, as well as some of our favourite reps including Damian from Calvin Klein and Andrew from Azuni.

There are lots of photographs from this fantastic day so don’t forget to find yourself looking fabulous in your favourite jewellery in the beautiful surroundings of Mallory Court!

Also, make sure you keep an eye out for a guest blog from one of our fabulous attendees, who will tell you their experience of our fabulous Garden Party…!

Gorgeous Lola Rose!

Pimms with the sunshine!

Andrew with Azuni collection

Chloe Moss and our fabulous team