Get fabulous at Bath in Fashion 2011

Celebrate fashion with the upcoming events at Bath in Fashion festival 2011!

 

Come see fabulous at Bath in Fashion 2011!

Here at fabulous, we love nothing more than flicking through the latest glossy mags and picking out the season’s key trends, so when we were invited to take part in the Bath in Fashion festival this month, we just couldn’t resist! From 23rd – 27th of March, there will be all sorts of events happening in and around Bath celebrating the  area’s fashion credentials, from catwalk shows and exhibitions to talks and workshops. Fabulous are lucky enough to be featured in each of the five fashion shows that will be happening in the region, and we’re very excited to say the least!

First, you’ll be able to spot fabulous jewellery on the runway in a Spring and Summer show in the Octagon at Millsom Place on Wednesday 23rd March at 2pm and 7.30pm, featuring collections from a range of high-street names.

Then, there’s a chance to see some wonderful fashions from Bath’s independent boutiques in the beautiful setting of the two hundred year old Roman Baths in the Fashion Fizz runway show on Thursday 24th March at 8pm, followed by supper and some bubbly!

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55 - Available at SouthGate Bath Fashion Show!

Daisy Chakra Bracelets, from £55 - Available at SouthGate Bath Fashion Show!

To finish things off, there’ll be an Urban fashion show at SouthGate on Friday 25th March at 4pm and 7.30pm. This show will feature live music, great food, and even goody bags to take home! There will also be a chance to pick up some of the things you’ve seen on the catwalk with stalls from contributors – including our very own fabulous stall, where we’ll be featuring all the jewellery from the shows, including designers such as Pandora, Trollbeads, Nomination, Thomas SaboChan Luu and many more!

As if all that wasn’t enough, there are also lots of other events going on around Bath – head to the Bath in Fashion website to find out more and book tickets for the shows. It promises to be a great week, and we’re thrilled to be involved. We hope to see you there – make sure you pop in and say hello!

Bath gets fabulous!

Our new fabulous store opens in Bath on Saturday 30th October– here’s a rundown on everything you need to know…

It’s a very exciting time here at fabulous as we get ready to open our fourth designer jewellery store in SouthGate, Bath. The pink fabulous sign is up, pink walls have been freshly painted, and a team of fabulous staff are ready to say hello to our newest customers!

fabulous Bath is located in the brand new SouthGate shopping development in a lively and buzzing part of the town. All the shops in the complex have opened in the past twelve months, so it’s an exciting place to be! We’re located close to Debenhams, in a newly built unit that we can’t wait to make our own. Bath itself is a lovely town, a World Heritage Site with a wonderful mix of history, architecture and culture – and, of course, lots of shops!

A fabulous team has already been put together, lead by a familiar face Gill, Manager at our Leamington store. She’ll be joined by Deputy Manager Becky, Retail Supervisor Emma, and Jewellery Consultants Beth, Sarah and Francesca. Keep an eye on the Bath webpage to find out a little bit more about them – or pop in and say hello!

fabulous Bath will stock all our favourite designer jewellery ranges, including Antica Murrina, Linda MacDonald and Lola Rose. You’ll also be able to browse your favourite charm ranges, such as Thomas Sabo, Nomination and Trollbeads. Bath will also be a Pandora “Shop in Shop”, meaning that we’ll hold a very large selection of Pandora charms for you to choose from. We’ll also be stocking many of their gorgeous jewellery collections, including Pandora Liquid Silver jewellery and the 18ct Gold Lovepods collection, which you might have seen gracing the pages of women’s glossy magazines recently. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have the brand new Pandora watches, a wonderful design-your-own range which promises to be very exciting, and a new fabulous favourite! All this makes fabulous Bath a must-see for any Pandora fans, especially in the run up to Christmas.

To celebrate all this wonderful stuff, we’d love to invite you to our fabulous Bath Launch Party on Friday 29th October. Not only will you get a sneak preview of the store before it opens on Saturday, but there’ll also be pink bubbly and canapés, a chance to meet the fabulous staff and time to peruse our wonderful collections. We’ll also have a special prize draw on the night! We’ve teamed up with students from Bath Spa University Fashion Department who will be desiging and making dresses especially for the launch.

If that sounds like your kind of thing – and why wouldn’t it! – you can join us on Friday 29th October, 6-8pm, beginning upstairs on the balcony opposite Debenhams, and moving into the store later in the evening. It promises to be a fabulous evening, so make sure you come along!

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Christmas Catalogue Launch Parties!

The fabulous Christmas Catalogue 2010!

The fabulous Christmas Catalogue 2010!

Welcome in the festive season with the launch of the fabulous Christmas Catalogue!

On Thursday 4th November, we’ll be celebrating the approach of our favourite time of year with launch parties in our Leamington, Solihull and Milton Keynes stores, and this is your invitation to join us as an extra-special guest.

Whilst enjoying delicious canapés and some pink bubbly, you’ll have an exclusive sneak preview of our brand new Christmas collections, including the sparkling elegance of our new designer Paul Costelloe, and the luxurious glamour of the Fabergé egg inspired collection from Argent of London, as well as a chance to browse our regular favourites like Pandora and Thomas Sabo.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’ll also be opportunities for everyone to win a wonderful prize in the fabulous lucky dip – from fabulous gift cards to presents from our designers and much more. And after a hard night sipping bubbly and chatting with the fabulous team, we’ll also give you a goody bag to take home with you as a Christmas treat – all for free!

To find out more, visit our webpage here, or join the facebook event and invite your friends along!

We look forward to seeing you at your nearest store in Leamington, Solihull or Milton Keynes from 6-8pm on Thursday 4th November.

fabulous fun at Girls’ Night Out!

The past two evenings have been full of fashion and fun for the fabulous team as we held our bi-annual Girls’ Night Out events in Solihull and Milton Keynes. The events were held to showcase some of our designers’ fantastic latest ranges whilst enjoying canapés, champagne and cake to celebrate the 5th birthday of fabulous! The show was hosted by Jo as she explained the inspiration and current style trends behind each of the designs worn by the models.

We began with a fashion flashback to the 1920’s to show off the glamorous new Thomas Sabo collection. The long length pearl necklaces and deep colours are perfect for adding glam to the winter months and the new diamond charms add even more sparkle to this already exquisite collection. We also saw how the iconic Lola Rose collections are an ideal way of brightening up any casual outfit as the bold colours and intricate designs scream contemporary fashion.

The fashion show also featured the already hugely popular American designer Chan Luu, new to the UK, some stunning new pieces from The Branch, the sophisticated new collection from Dyrberg/Kern, the absolutely fabulous range of Swarovski jewellery which is brand new to fabulous, and some fresh and funky new designs from Swatch.

We all had a wonderful evening, and hope our guests did too! For more pictures, visit our Facebook page!

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Our 5th Birthday!

fabulous 5th Birthday!It’s our 5th Birthday this month, and we couldn’t be more excited! We can hardly believe that it has been 5 years since we first opened our doors in Leamington Spa, and now we have 3 beautiful stores and a flourishing website, with a 4th store on the way very soon!

Jo Stroud founded fabulous in 2005, with a vision of bringing customers jewellery that is well-designed, well-made and highly wearable. “I would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to all of our customers who have supported us right from the beginning, and also to those of you who are newer to fabulous and have discovered us recently. Without all of you, we wouldn’t be where we are today, so thank you so much for continuing to shop with us and enjoy our collections.” (Jo Stroud)

We want to celebrate our birthday in style, and we have a whole host of activities running! This month culminates in our Girls’ Night Out Fashion Shows in Solihull and Milton Keynes, which are extra special birthday shows this year, complete with gorgeous pink cake! We also have a collection of extra special offers running this month, and we’ve even got some limited edition, exclusive birthday jewellery to share with you, designed specially for us by some of our favourite designers!

So come and share in our excitement this month as we commemorate 5 years of beautiful jewellery, and allow us to thank you all once again to all our wonderful customers! Visit our Birthday Area this month to get involved.

fabulous running at Race for Life

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our final Race for Life this year. And congratulations to all our participants – you all looked great in your pink fabulous t-shirts!

You can read about the event and see some of our photos on our Race for Life Leamington Page, or visit our Facebook page for a full set of pictures – the sun was out, and Stoneleigh Park provided a lovely setting for such a great event.

And don’t forget, you can still sponsor us and help us reach our goal of raising £2000 for Cancer Research UK by following this link: www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/fabulous2010

A wonderful time at the Mallory Court Garden Party!

This year’s fabulous Garden Party at Mallory Court was a huge success! We all had a lovely time getting to know each other, chatting to designers, drinking Pimm’s, and of course, enjoying some beautiful jewellery from our favourite designers! 

After a welcoming Pimm’s and a chance to browse the collections of jewellery, we all gathered on the wonderful terrace of Mallory Court to hear Jo Stroud talk about what grabs her attention when looking for new collections, as she also introduced the designers and collections at the event. fabulous loves jewellery that is exciting, diverse, highly wearable and well-made.There surely isn’t a more fun way to shop for jewellery than at a serene location in the countryside, all dressed up and drinking Pimm’s!

We were delighted to see so many of our friends and valued customers join us on this special occasion – we look forward to it all year! A definite highlight of the day is the three course lunch in the Michelin-starred Dining Room of Mallory Court, where exquisite food and buzzing conversation make for a wonderful atmosphere. Simon Haigh again did us proud, with Gazpacho, Fillet of Bream and a wonderful Macaroon and Strawberry Ice Cream Dessert – all accompanied by local English Rose wine from the Welcombe Hills. We also took over the Private Dining Room, as we had a full house again, with over 60 guests!

And last but not least, there was plenty of time to admire and buy your favourite pieces of jewellery from our best-selling designers. This year we were especially pleased to introduce two new designers, Chan Luu over the waters from LA, and we’re already in love with her famous wrap bracelets! The Garden Party also saw the launch of creative British designer Sam Ubhi, who you’ll be able to find on our website very soon. We also had a sneak peak of the forthcoming collections from our established designers, such as Azuni, Lola Rose and Dower and Hall.

Thank you once again to everyone who came, and to everyone who helped make this day such a success. You’re all fabulous!