The Top Boutiques at this years Clothes Show Live 2009
This year the Clothes Show Live 2009 celebrates it’s 21st birthday and what a way to celebrate! Spanning over 6 days from December 4th – 9th.
The Birmingham NEC was packed to the rafters with cool boutiques selling edgy clothing, funky jewellery and essential cosmetics. And as if that wasn’t enough, the Clothes Show hosted the fashion show of all fashion shows in the main arena, hosted by Dave Berry and Fearne Cotton.
With a Christmas theme, it was bound to be dazzling with fashionable clothes. The clothes ranged from everyday wear, party wear, office wear and even nightwear so there was no excuse for the audience not to be inspired.
The amount of shops and stalls at the Clothes Show was overwhelming so here are our picks of the best stalls from this years event.
Based in Manchester, Vampire Bunnies has a penchant for creating cool but deadly clothing!
They produce one of a kind pieces that are cute, edgy and fun. Vampire Bunnies specialise in making and selling limited edition handmade and customised clothing and this Grey Dino tee, Â£18, gives you just a hint of the gorgeous clothing this company are able to create.
CCKT is a brand new, hot off the press website that promotes the latest up and coming designers by selling their designs on t-shirts!
The clothes are innovative and creative and CCKT have picked their designers extremely well as the pieces are all different and unbelievably cool. The website also sells Areaware jewellery, sneakers, watches and cameras.
If your looking for something more alternative, then Gobbolino.co.uk is the place to go. The fashion label specialises in beautiful hand customised fairy wings, skirts and head accessories that come in more colours than you can imagine.
The label is heavily inspired by the Haruko girls of Japan and was established in 1999 with their first store popping up in no other than Camden Town, London.
Everyone loves jewellery and after reading this, everyone will be flocking to the Clutterfly website to purchase some. Based in South Wales, Clutterfly produce hand-made and hand-painted kitsch jewellery that draws inspiration from everything 1950s & 60s, sailor tattoos and even a hint of burlesque!
The website offers a custom service where you can choose from rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces, which they are most well known for. The website offers exclusive gift sets which would make brilliant Christmas presents.
Eyeko.com, Japanese for ‘love,’ came together from Max and Nina Leykind who started the collection in 2000.
Their very first product was the Eyeko.com cream and since then the company has been making many strides to get to where they are today. They now have hundreds of different products, all covered in pink glitz, with a mango twist and Japanese inspirations.
A personal favourite at this years Clothes Show, JunkJewels.co.uk offer some delicate and truely stunning pieces of jewellery. Created by independent London based designer Zoe Jones in 2007, the collection boasts pieces that are vintage and modern inspired.
Vintage charms and modern trinkets are the types of jewellery that should be treasured for years. Dainty, feminine and of course, charming, these pieces also come at great prices so we couldn’t ask for anything better!
Constantly surrounded by shoppers, ChiaraFashion.co.uk was obviously very popular with the fashion lovers at this years event.
ChiaraFashion.co.uk houses all the latest womens fashion at 70% off the original RRP price. The going out dresses, must have tops and bottoms are all extremely glamorous and you are bound to find the perfect outfit for those special occasions.
Another personal favourite, Radiobot.co.uk specialises in quirky and funny clothing designs.
This independent London based fashion label creates hand made and hand printed clothings that includes more designs than you can imagine. They also create necklaces, dresses and cardigans and all the clothing is fit for girls and boys!
If this years Clothes Show was anything to go by then it will be quite interesting to see how the organisers try and top it in 2010. The Clothes Show truly celebrated it’s 21st birthday in style which is exactly how it should be done. This list is just a handful of the shops that appeared at this years event, so if they have perked you up a little bit then make sure you book your ticket for next years show.