Surrey has it all, ok maybe not golden beaches. You can find the prettiest of English villages, vibrant towns, vineyards, stunning scenery, hills and valleys, fantastic schools and even the Chelsea Football Club training ground. But for any place worth its salt it has to have fantastic independent shops, and fashion is at the top of most of our lists for great shopping. See who made our list for the top 10 boutiques in Surrey. They are all selling amazing brands and even designer pre-loved luxury and have adapted brilliantly for the demands for more ethical labels and online shopping options.
THE GATE BOUTIQUE, Guildford
The Gate is run by fashion entrepreneur, Liz Trendle, who has over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. The Gate Boutique has long been one of the top style destinations for women in Surrey and prides itself on its handpicked collections, such as Paige, Day Birger et Mikkelsen and Velvet, as well as hidden gem designers including By Malina, Birgitte Herskind and Kori, all uncovered by owner Liz and her expert team. Personal service is on top of their priorities and with a team of four stylists they create a friendly and professional boutique experience. The Gate offers customers trusted styling advice and service.
CATWALK BOUTIQUE, Godalming
Liz Trendle from the The Gate Boutique also owns Catwalk Boutique in the pretty high street of Godalming where it has been delighting happy shoppers for 20 years. The brand mix is fresh and unique with collections from great UK and European brands such as Oui, Suncoo, Part Two, Great Plains, and Moliin. There is always a great selection of footwear and accessories too that will complete your look. The store is loved by customers of all ages with sizes from 8 to 16 and the trusted staff are always on hand to offer expert advice should you welcome it.
Fusspotts is pre-loved luxury fashion boutique. Sisters Sarah Milsom and Suzy Green have been buying and selling pre-loved luxury fashion for over 40 years. They absolutely love discovering old classics and beautiful new designer items and reuniting these with new adoring owners. Feeling that they are doing a little bit for the planet by encouraging reuse of items that have years of wear left in them is an icing on the cake. They encourage you to take your gently used pre-loved handbag or new pair of shoes you no longer love to Fusspotts so that they can match them up with a new owner. Selling through them is easy and enjoyable.
JEREMY HOBBS, COBHAM
Jeremy Hobbs is a family run, menswear boutique in the heart of Cobham. Andrew Hobbs has been in charge of the boutique for the past 10 years, it was founded by Andrew’s father, Jeremy, over 30 years ago. They specialise in quality casual wear and sell popular brands such as Gant, Tommy Hillfiger, Hackett and Claudio Luigi. This season’s newcomer is Scotch & Soda with a great summer collection. You’ll also find a great selection of shoes and accessories from sunglasses, belts, ties to cufflinks, and more. Check out their comprehensive formal wear hire service too which offers dinner, morning and lounge suits.jeremyhobbs.co.uk
THE INTERIOR EDIT, Esher
Founded and run by experienced interior designer and fashion lover Natasha Galstaun, whose motto ‘celebrating life in colour’ is all evident in her fabulously colourful boutique. The Interior Edit is a lifestyle concept, stocking interiors and fashion, obsessed with colour, pattern and texture which is reflective in their collections. Their style is an edited version of current trends, from bohemian to vintage to scandi and more. They also offer a bespoke curtain and blind service and stock a wide range of designer fabrics.
They’ve recently branched out into fashion and stock brands such as Lolly’s Laundry, Sugarhill as well as beautiful French and Italian fashion.
JULES BOUTIQUE, Oxted
Jules fashion boutique brings a hint of the Mediterranean and the French Riviera to the quintessentially charming town of Oxtead. The shop’s exquisite and elegant decor spans two levels with a beautiful Mediterranean style courtyard for customers to enjoy. Jules has an extremely knowledgeable flair for fashion, following her 20-year successful modelling career and extensive experience in retail. Her ethos is simple: “I want my customers to experience a new way of shopping. Fun, friendly and fulfilling with a personal touch. I want to give every woman that something special”. Her collections include Italian flair from Elisa Cavaletti, Spanish elegance of Carla Ruiz and cool, sophisticated chic of Paris.
Out of hours appointments on request. jules-boutique.co.uk
NUMBER SIX, Cobham
“A dream come true, my own little curiosity shop” laughs owner Sally Case. Number Six is an omni channel boutique offering collections from around the world. Our aim is to provide an eclectic mix of brands, offering individuality. Sally’s philosophy is simple – every woman should feel individual, special and admired. We strive to maintain a friendly, relaxed environment for you to feel comfortable. Many of our brands offer sustainable options, something we look for in all our choices. This summer’s collection is a fabulous mix of greens, blues and subtle neutrals, from flowing dresses and blouses to more structured pieces, all of which can be dressed up or down to enable you to have a more flexible wardrobe. Brands include Twinset, Odd Molly, Scotch and Soda, Berenice and Second Female.
PARADISE BOUTIQUE, Hampton Court
A ladies’ fashion boutique located ten minutes’ walk from Hampton Court Palace. Since opening in July 2018, Helen Looker’s gorgeous store has gained a loyal following of devoted customers who love discovering unique and special pieces that cater for all occasions, budgets and ages. There is also a beautiful collection of jewellery and gifts. The store is an array of colour and beautiful prints by brands such as Scotch & Soda, Suncoo Paris, Mos Mosh, Nümph, Emily Lovelock, Dilli Grey and more.
Paradise Boutique, is an award-winning store that offers a personal, friendly environment plus a personal styling service, giving you a new confidence with your wardrobe.
THE COURTYARD BOUTIQUE, Guildford
Courtyard opened its doors in Angel Gate, Guildford over twenty five years ago. It has built up a great reputation over the years and in 2017 won an award for the best independent womenswear store in the UK.
Collections are sourced by the owner Julia Jaconelli who likes to discover brands that are both sustainable, ethically made and loved by all ages. Julia really enjoys finding new and upcoming designers as well as stocking more well known collections such as 120% Lino, Riani, Luisa Cerano, Rails, Essentiel Antwerp, Dea Kudibal and Cecilie Copenhagen. The store also specialises in cashmere including Henry Christ, 360 Sweater and Van Kukil. Accessories include beautiful bags by Tissa Fonteneda and Campo Maggi aswell as shoes by Kennel and Schmenger and Pons Quintana. If you are looking for understated luxurious clothing this is the store you will love. Open 7 days a week. 10 till 5 Monday to Saturday 11 till 4 Sunday.
PHOENIX STYLE, Cobham and Wimbledon Village
With over 40 years’ experience, Phoenix Style is one of the UK’s original destinations for luxury re-sale fashion and accessories. The founder Paige Mengers was ahead of her time well before the rise of pre-loved and sustainable fashion. Her expertise in buying and selling luxury designer fashion, bags, jewellery and shoes in the heart of Cobham, Surrey and most recently in Wimbledon Village has awarded her with a great following. Their rare finds, classic and contemporary must-haves from hundreds of brands are also on sale online to a broader and global community. Their ethos of appreciating designers’ craftsmanship and the lifecycle of luxury, selling only 100% authentic products is evident in everything they do.
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