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Well, this has been a strange month.

This time last year we were telling you about the fantastic new designers Vicki had found on her visit to Düsseldorf to check out the new autumn and winter fashions. Normally the majority of our stock is chosen in the space of that single three day trip and Vicki's return signals the start of our season of fashion shows. (Oh, we do miss them!)

This year we are still working our way through Zoom meetings, videos and catalogues to choose the clothes we want to stock later this year. Buying stock this way takes more time and in addition some fashion houses have delayed their showings until March. The new spring stock has started to trickle in but some is taking longer to arrive than expected.

However, our two most popular names have not let us down: Rabe and Golléhaug have sent in several beautiful collections of sweaters and T-shirts which we know will lighten your mood and brighten up your wardrobe. Take a look at our website blog for details and photographs. Read More

The combination of the Covid virus and Brexit has brought about not only new and different ways to buy but also to receive new stock with deliveries from the EU taking longer and requiring more paperwork and couriers bearing the brunt of everyone's confusion. We'll get the hang of it in the end but for now we have to carefully plan everything in advance.

And of course, there is the disappointment of not seeing you - any of you. The shop seems very empty even though it is full of fab new clothes; the atmosphere is flat without the enjoyment of meeting our friends and catching up on all the news. However, saying that Vicki does seem to keep busy on the phone and sending out parcels which is good news.

So the overall message for this month is that the doors of the shop stay firmly closed but Victoria Lane is very much open for business. If you see anything you like, in this newsletter, on our website blog or in our social media posts, please call Vicki on 01423 709 267 for details, costs and availability. There is free delivery within Harrogate and parcel post for everywhere else.

 

 

What's in the shop?

 

 

The weather has kept us all on our toes with rain turning to snow, turning to sunshine. Some days you want a warm sweater and the next day you're searching out your spring and summer T-shirts and tops.

So, even though our rails are starting to fill up with new spring stock, we have made the decision to keep a selection of autumn and winter sweaters in the shop until the end of March. This is one month later than usual.

Rabe and Golléhaug feature here again with a super collection of sweaters which you can wear until after Easter - and the really good news is that we are selling them all at half price! We also have a good selection of trousers available in both winter and summer colours which we are showing now with our spring/summer stock.

If you're local it's worth keeping an eye on our window where we show a different selection of clothes each week. If you live further away please do drop by our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts where three times per week we show off our current stock.


 

 

What are your plans for your wardrobe?

 

 

Talking to a few customers this month we discovered that some of them have radical plans for their Covid wardrobes.

One lady told us that she is treating her wardrobe as a 'pregnancy wardrobe' - she's wearing it all now and after 9 months she intends to throw it all away and start again!

Another customer said that she is sick of wearing the same things day after day and can't wait to throw them all out and buy new.

Yet another one commented that her everyday wardrobe will be recycled to charity and her smart clothes will become her future everyday wear. She can't wait to start buying a new smart wardrobe.

What are your plans for your Covid wardrobe we wonder? It certainly seems a good opportunity to reappraise your wardrobe and sort out what you want to keep and what you can happily say goodbye to.


 

 

Blog

 

 

We're talking cardboard boxes and spring in this month's blog.

Read our blog here:

 

 

Events

 

 

So, finally we have a 'road map' for the lifting of the Covid restrictions. Slow but steady is probably the best way to describe it.

At this stage it looks as though we may be able to open the shop in early April but it is unclear whether we will be able to hold any kind of fashion show at that stage; it appears more likely that we must wait until the middle of May.

We will hopefully be able to hold 'bubble' shows, using the same format as those in September and October. Our in-house model will join us to add the personal touch with up to eight people in bubbles of two or more and we'll obviously be using Covid secure procedures to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Obviously we don't know exactly when we can start these but if you would like to join us for one of our 'bubble' shows, call us in the shop on 01423 709 267 now and put your name on the waiting list. We'll call you as soon as we can confirm some dates.

But we will also be holding a few 'social bubbles' in the shop where, alongside a glass of fizz or a cup of tea or coffee, we'll show you the latest collections straight from the rails; these will be similar to the events we held in November and December. Our guests will also have the added bonus of advice from Vicki and her team who, as personal shoppers, will be able to help with finding the perfect outfit for any occasion or just a few items to liven up last year's wardrobe.

Again, call the shop on 01423 709 267 to reserve a place and we'll confirm the dates as soon as we know them.

 

 

Let's get social

 

 

This month we have taken inspiration from our Instagram feed which has a loyal and growing band of followers. If you are a Facebook follower you may also recognise these posts as we have linked the two accounts together so nobody misses out, whichever of the two social media platforms you follow. Our Twitter feed carries similar posts but not always on the same day. Here's what we've been talking about in February.


 

 

2 February

We are so excited. Look what arrived in the shop yesterday. Yes, the new season Golléhaug stock is here and the shop looks so spring-like. Call Vicki on 01423 709 267 and she will talk you through the collections. Our shop may be closed but Victoria Lane is definitely open for business.


 

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4 February

If green is your colour then this is your year. On the left is a zipped jacket / cardigan in summer green edged with navy and a matching T-shirt from Golléhaug. On the right a pretty floral jacket paired with a soft ribbed top, both from Rabe. Call Vicki on 01423 709 267 for sizes, prices and to order.


 

  Brands  

 

5 February

Just in the shop, more statement T-shirts from Rabe. Just right to pep up your wardrobe. Call Vicki on 01423 709 267 for prices and sizes available to order.


 

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9 February

Golléhaug yellow story Play Video on Instagram


 

 

10 February

Golléhaug green story Play Video on Instagram

 

 

12 February

Pretty powder blue jacket and sweater, both teamed with grey trousers. Warm and comfortable whether you want to be casual or smart. In stock now. Call Vicki on 01423 709 267 to order.


 

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16 February

Cardigans - just what we need as winter turns into spring (it's coming soon - promise). Here's a pretty yellow one by Golléhaug with zip front and self patterned for added interest.


 

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17 February

Just in. Tangerine, navy and sand sweaters and T-shirts from Rabe. Floral, graphic prints and stripes make up this exciting new collection. Call Vicki on 01423 709 267 for prices and to order.


 

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19 February

Think pink. Stripes or cable sweaters and printed T-shirts by Rabe Fashions. Just arrived in the shop. Call Vicki on 01423 709 267 for sizes and prices. Get ahead of the crowd. Buy today, wear next week!


 

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23 February

Vicki and her Girls View on Instagram

 

 

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