Coatigan? What's a coatigan?

Friday, October 30, 2020

If you're a dedicated follower of fashion you may have noticed a new word floating around this autumn -coatigan. It's actually been with us for a couple of years but this season has been adopted by many of the best known fashion brands and is making a name as a fashion essential. 

Why fashion brands use the same colour palette at the same time

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Remember our blog about colour a couple of months ago. Well, here's a hot tip for you. The key colour in 2021 in Europe will be called 'Raison d'Etre' - a warm neutral with a red undertone. 

Whatever happened to the fashion world?

Thursday, August 27, 2020

In any other year our buying for next spring and summer would be over and done with by now. We would have picked the designs, colours and collections to bring into the shop after Christmas and be concentrating on introducing this year's autumn and winter fashions to you all. 

Do you have that in green?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

When a customer asks 'Do you have that in green?' we have to think before we answer. Why? Because, whilst we may well have it in green it may not be the shade of green she is thinking of! 

So what do you call them?

Monday, June 29, 2020

One of the most popular clothing items in the summer are short trousers, longer than shorts but shorter than full length. They come in a selection of colours and lengths from a wide choice of brands. 


Thursday, May 28, 2020

With fingers firmly crossed we really feel we may be approaching the final stages of lockdown and with it the reopening of the Victoria Lane Fashions shop. We won't say we're back as many of you are aware that we've never actually been away; we just had to keep our distance and stay in touch using telephone, our website and social media. Hopefully that has been interesting and helpful to you. 

Time to dress up

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hands up! Who is spending most of their time lounging around? When was the last time you dressed up? 

Khaki - not just for the military

Monday, March 30, 2020

In times gone by khaki was developed as the ideal colour for military uniforms but in more recent years the fashion industry has experimented with it, using it to create many stunning contemporary outfits. 

Why are skirts so hard to find?

Friday, February 28, 2020

Now here's a thing. In the UK we are fans of wearing skirts as an alternative to trousers; ladies on the continent however, opt for dresses. Why do we have different tastes? We don't know - but it does give us a challenge as we buy our collections from European fashion houses and skirts are so hard to find! 


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

If, like us, you read the fashion pages of the national and international press then you will already know that the cardigan has made a comeback. Last Autumn fashion writers around the world were praising the resurgence of the cardigan in the wardrobes of the rich and famous. 

RABE - Leading the way

Thursday, December 19, 2019

On one thing we can always depend - Rabe will be first in the door with the new season's fashions. This year is no different as we have already received two full Rabe collections for Spring 2020 and more are on their way.  

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