It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Fishergate now we've got our decorations up, and it's got us in the festive spirit already! We're planning ahead for all those Christmas parties with family and friends now that all the gorgeous dresses are arriving in our stores, so we thought it's the perfect time to show you some of our favourite looks for the festive season!
A Touch Of Sparkle It wouldn't be Christmas without some sparkle, and these dresses sure do pack a punch when it comes to sequins and beading! We love the ornate flapper girl inspired mini dresses that are covered in decadent jewels, or if that's not your thing, then why not go for glitter or studs?
Monochrome If you prefer more of a chic, simple look, then monochrome could be just for you. Make a statement in black and white panelled dresses, then go all out glamourous in the accessories to add texture, colour and detail.
Lady In Red If it's good enough for Santa then it's good enough for us! You can't get more festive than red when it comes to Christmas colours, and we have so many different styles and shades available. Our favourite though has to be red lace for a sultry yet sophisticated feel. Team with black accessories to really make that colour pop!
Feeling Blue Another of this season's hottest shades is the bold and beautiful cobalt blue. Keep it simple with this colour and go for black or nude accessories, or be daring and clash with another bold shade such as orange, yellow, or hot pink!
Pale & Interesting It doesn't all have to be bold and bright at Christmas. Pale whites and nudes can be just as beautiful and have the same impact! These work great aginst all skin tones, and really let the accessories do the talking.
Prints Please We love a good printed dress, and this year we have an abundance of them! Whether you want something fun and bold like zig zags or florals, or something more subtle like brush strokes or flock prints, you'll find it at Fishergate! Keep accessories simple with these dresses and really let the prints take centre stage!
Little Black Dresses If in doubt, there's always the fail safe LBD! Black dresses are available in all shapes, fits, lengths and sizes at Fishergate, but these are three of our favourites! Whether you want a mini, a midi or a billowing ball gown, you're in the right place!
Calling all Lush fans! It's that time of year again when the elves dust a little magic over our Lush store and bring the eagerly awaited Winter collection! This year the range is bigger and better than ever, with all things Halloween, Bonfire Night & Christmas covering the shelves. Old favourites like Snow Fairy, The Christmas Penguin and the Magic Wand are back, plus there's some new additions to the family in the form of soaps, bubble bars, bath bombs and shower gels. We want one of everything!
Keep the little one's toes nice and toasty now that the temperatures are dropping in some of these adorable kid's shoes! We've got some oh-so-sweet trainers and pumps for every day play, or some super cosy fur lined numbers for days out this Autumn. Don't worry about the weather, as we have some great character wellies too for when the rain sets in! We just wish they came in adult sizes!
On Monday I visited the Fishergate Centre to be their first ‘Blogger of the month’. As part of the title I had to pick some of my favourite pieces of occasion wear from the shops available in the centre. I’m very much a second-hand shopper and as I’m doing the #CheapNChicChallenge this month I hadn’t ventured into the high street shops for weeks , so seeing all the new season collections was really exciting. The Fishergate has a great range of shops inside to suit every budget & occasion, hence their new mission statement ‘You’ll find it at Fishergate’
First stop was Coast which I have to admit, isn’t my usual go-to as it’s a little out of my budget. They had some beautiful lace detailed tops & skirts but the stand-out piece for me was this gorgeous pink tutu dress which is exclusive to Coast in Debenhams. It’s a 1950s style with the prom style bodice and layers of net & it made me feel amazing! I love a vintage style piece & the bright raspberry pink is one of my favourite colours. I teamed it with a complementary statement necklace with cute little pink gems. Occasion: I’ve not been to any weddings this year but I think this dress is a fun & flattering shape. Perfect for busting some moves on the dance floor. Zhari Dress Raspberry £125 Alfonso Necklace £35
My second outfit is from Primark. I have a love/hate relationship with Primark, as they have some great pieces but I it’s likely that you’ll spot the same outfit a few times when you’re out! After looking around a lot of dresses we found this adorable, scalloped, polka dot two- piece. I’ve never actually worn ‘co-ords’ so I was keen to give this trend a go plus I’m a massive polka dot fan. Upstairs I found the statement coral shoes to pair it with, plus a nude coloured camisole underneath so it didn’t look too fussy with the polka dots. Occasion: I’ve been going to a few networking events recently & people are always dressed quite formally. I think this little suit is a fun twist on the traditional suit. Primark Polka Dot Blazer, Polka Dot Shorts, Coral Heels and Nude Camisole
The third outfit is from Roman. This is a fairly new addition to the Fishergate centre. I thought for this outfit I’d choose something a bit more dramatic. I went for this slinky maxi dress with the embellished waist-line plus the really cute fringed cardigan to pair it with. I felt very 1920s and sophisticated. The cardigan made me feel like a flapper girl! The snake effect clutch is very chic too, I love the bracelet detailing & you have the option of wearing it over the shoulder too. Maxi Dress: £30 Tassled Cardigan: £35 Bag: £12 Occasion: Definitely an outfit for a fancier occasion such as a ball or black tie event.
The final outfit was from TKMaxx one of my favourite shops. They always have a great range of evening dresses & this one didn’t fail to disappoint. It’s a show stopper! I love a sequinned dress especially in winter. Again this one felt very Great Gatsby but that’s a style I really love. This dress had such intricate beading & sequins that it felt really premium, as always in TKMaxx it was a bargain for under £50. The black clutch & shoes finish the outfit off without detracting from the dress. Occasion: Perfect for a Christmas party (yes I am thinking that far ahead!) Dress: Picasso nights £49.99 Clutch bag: Jaclin £9.99 Heels: Bebo £16.99
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Now that the nights are drawing in and there's a definite chill in the air, there's no time like the present to invest in a good Winter coat to see you right through the season. Here's some of our top picks from the stores here at Fishergate!
Colour Crush Not for the faint hearted, one of AW14's biggest outwear trends is to go bold with bright block colours. Think pillar box reds, beautiful berries and cobalt blue for a statement look, or for a softer feel we're loving pastel pinks, mint greens and baby blues.
Caped Crusader The Cape is bigger than ever this season, and has been spotted on celebrities around the globe. Steal their style with a bold printed number, choose a fur lined cape for ultimate warmth or go classic with a chic and simple tie waist version.
Check Mate Checks ooze sophistication and have been seen all over the catwalk for Winter. The bolder the better for this trend, with oversized tartan prints that cover the whole jacket. Style with caution and pair with simple, neutral pieces to channel your inner fashionista!
Perennial Parka An absolute must for Preston's wind and rain this season! The parka is a style staple that's extremely versatile, with a real fun, festival vibe. Team your parka with a casual jeans and jumper combo for everyday cool.
Cute & Collarless Simple yet chic, these collarless coats are the perfect choice for the office. Let your pretty collared shirts and statement necklaces take centre stage as they peek over the top of these retro inspired numbers.
Faux Faur Keep cosy in a classic faux fur coat in the colder months. These statement coats are perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your look with minimal effort. Go for a vintage feel with neutral tones, or add a splash of colour for a fun alternative!
The Autumn nights are drawing in and the evening temperatures are starting to drop, which means our stores are stocking up with some fabulous home accessories for the new season. Update your home with a touch of luxury and style your living space with one of our favourite decor trends. Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your sofa, with these stunning pieces inspired by the colourful markets of Morocco and Indian architecture. Sit back and relax this Autumn with Fishergate!
Guys, get set for Autumn with these new arrivals at Fishergate Shopping Centre. Shop our menswear retailers for the latest looks from some of the biggest High Street brands. Visit Officers Club, Designer Menswear, Debenhams, Primark and TKMaxx and pick up the must have pieces to update your look for the new season! Check out the latest knitwear, jackets and sweats, perfect to take you straight in to Autumn.
If you're moving away from home for University this year, then no doubt you'll have a list as long as your arm of things you'll need to buy to deck out your student digs! Here at Fishergate we've got everything you could possibly need for your new home for the next couple of years. Check out the homeware ranges at Debenhams, TKMaxx, Argos and Poundland for all of your essentials from cutlery, pots and pans to bedding and towels. When it's time to settle down and study, there's also plenty of gadgets to choose from, like iMacs, Macbooks and laptops at Western Computer and Argos.
Once you're kitted out with everything you need to make the place feel like home, be sure to check out some of our favourite on campus fashion looks and kit yourself out, too!
Bored of the same old workwear? Tired of the black pantsuit and white shirt combo? We hear you! At Fishergate, we have a huge array of brands that stock office appropriate pieces that are bang on trend. Transform your work look with a pop of colour or a pretty print. Swap black blazers for statement patterned numbers and team them with basics for a smart yet bold look. Go for trousers with a subtle print and team with colour block blouses, or snap up a monochrome dress in this season's must have midi length. Add texture to your outfit with laces and chiffons, and finish off with block heels and a sweet mini satchel bag!
The festive season is upon us and with Christmas only six weeks away we're getting ready for all those parties! Partywear isn't just for the grown ups - we've got some beautiful party dresses for the little girls and smart shirts, waistcoats and ties for the boys. Dress them up this Christmas in some of the adorable pieces, and make sure your mini-mes look just as fabulous as you do!
For The Girls We're loving these pretty party dresses, perfect for the festive season and bang on trend! She'll look every inch the Princess in these A-line dresses, complete with chiffon underskirts and jewel detailing. We wish we could fit in to these beauties too!
For The Boys It's all about looking dapper when it comes to the little lads! We love these super smart shirts, great teamed with chinos or even jeans to keep it cool. Plus, many of these come complete with tie and even waistcoats, so they're great for those special occasions and can be mixed and matched with lots of other items!
In the words of the Starks, 'Winter Is Coming', and boy is it coming fast! Beat off the chill with one of this season's must have jackets and coats, whether your style is casual and cool or straight up smart. Check out the new arrivals hitting the rails at Fishergate...
Parka Punch Take inspiration from this year's festival fashion and pick up a parka to see you through the Winter months. What was once something that only the Gallaghers could pull off, is now a style staple and sure to look good with practically any casual look. Go classic in the obligatory army green shades, or mix it up with navy and mustard yellow alternatives.
Get Quilted Be it on a bomber or a hunting inspired jacket, quilting is big this season. Not only will it keep you warm but it can look pretty stylish too. Team with slim fit denims and tees to keep the look in proportion.
So Shearling A classic look for Winter is the sheepskin lined shearling jacket. Perfect for layering over knits when a big coat just ins't your thing. Denim and leather versions of this must have piece are great for adding texture and interest to your look without the bulk.
Sharp & Smart Fix up and look sharp with a sophisticated wool jacket or blazer this season. These are great for layering over workwear to keep you looking smart en route to the office. Long line versions work just as well with jeans and jumpers as they do with tailoring, so get the best of both worlds with one of these.
Do you feel a bit deflated when it comes to lunch time? Does a pasty or a meal deal just not cut it anymore? I fell into the ‘working in town’ lunch break trap but I’ve made it my mission to eat healthier, save money & really enjoy my lunch! If you fancy adding a bit of excitement to your lunch hour then head down to The Fishergate Centre & stock up on some lunch box essentials :)
Happy Jackson Mini Food Boxes: I saw these in Debenhams the other day & I can’t get over how cute they are! Perfect for bring some healthier snacks to work. My favourite, easy-peasy, nutritious snacks are:
-Greek yogurt, sliced banana & a drizzle of honey
-Almonds & pistachios
-Salted tortilla chips
-Carrot sticks & hummus
Rose & Butler Travel Mug
There is nothing better than having a hot drink on your commute to work. It’s a pretty expensive habit to have a Starbucks pumpkin spice soy latte every day of the week though so investing in a travel mug is a good compromise for days when the purse strings are tight! This Rose & Butler one is really cute with the ‘Today is a good day’ motto on the front. TKMaxx usually have a great selection of exotic teas & coffees too so it’s well worth checking out the food isle.
You all know how I feel about a good morning smoothie! This magic bullet from Argos is perfect for busy people on the go. Just add your ingredients, whizz it up and the blender turns into a travel mug -genius! You can also use it for making soups too, perfect for boosting your fruit & veggie intake.
Black & Blum Filter Water Bottle
As part of my eco-mission I’ve been avoiding buying bottled water. I have saved loads of money plus drinking tap water is much better for you. This drinks bottle from TKMaxx has a natural filter system inside if you prefer the taste of filtered water.
Fruit Flakes Yogurt Coated Raisins
These are one of my favourite snacks at the moment. If you fancy something sweet but don’t want to wolf down a chocolate bar keep a few packets of these in your bag. You can get them from Poundland & they’re perfect for kids too.
Kallo Organic Rice Cakes
Okay I know rice cakes aren’t the most exciting thing in the world but these ones are organic & only £1! You can create so many delicious toppings-sweet or savoury. A personal favourite is the Lotus biscotti spread from Poundland, I guess it kinda defeats the object of a ‘healthy’ snack if you smother it with liquidised biscuits but it’s too good.
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Cushions are a really quick and easy way to revamp your living space, whether you scatter them across the sofa or pile them on the bed! They're great for adding colour, texture and interest without breaking the bank, so cosy up with some of our favourite cushions from around the Shopping Centre! We've picked out the very best styles, whatever your budget! Invest in a designer cushion from Debenhams, brighten up your space with a bold design from TKMaxx, or go for a quick fix with pocket money buys from Primark!
Kit the little ones out this Autumn at Fishergate Shopping Centre! We've got lots of new pieces in stock to keep your mini-mes looking super stylish for the new season. Keep them wrapped up in cool coats and parkas when the chill sets in. Little girls can look every inch the princess in these adorable outfits, and the boys will love to look cool as a cucumber in these trendy get-ups!
This season we've had some awesome new footwear hit the shelves at our fashion stores. With everything from plimsoles and hi tops to desert boots and worker boots, we've got something for whatever Autumn throws at you! Look sharp head to toe and team your workwear with patent brogues for a classic look, then go for a casual trainer when you're off duty. Which style will you be rocking this season?
Need a new dress for that all important wedding but don't know where to start? Or perhaps the thought of shopping for your summer holiday wardrobe sends shivers down your spine? Enter the Debenhams Personal Shoppers! We chatted to Sophia and Rachel to find out exactly what the Personal Shop service offers and how you can book yours!
How does Personal Shop work?
All of our in-store Personal Shoppers are fully trained in Colour, Style, and Fit. Your Personal Shopper also takes note of your body shape and style personality.
When you arrive at the suite, you will be greeted by the Personal Shopper and taken into one of our luxurious dressing rooms. You will then have your consultation and then be left in peace with magazines and a tea or coffee while we do the hard part for you. We will bring back a rail of clothing that has been selected to fit your criteria. Once you have chosen your outfit we will accessorise you, from your nail varnish to your shoes!
It is always best to book your appointment in advance as we do get busy, particularly at the weekend.
How much does it cost?
The Personal Shopper service is completely free. The Personal Shoppers do not get commission so you can be sure that whatever you take home will be because it's perfect for you1
Who is it for?
Personal Shop is for men and women, and children of all ages. In store we cater from size 6 to 22 but can offer larger sizes to order on one of our in-store kiosks. We help people dress for any occasion-whether you are going to Buckingham Palace for afternoon tea or just need an everyday wardrobe update.
We offer Personal Shop VIP gift boxes in-store which involve a £50 (Silver) or £100 (Gold) gift card to spend in store, a beauty consultation with the cosmetic house of your choice, a drink and treat in the restaurant and a Personal Shop appointment. These are great presents for that person who has everything!
What brands do you have?
We have Phase 8, Coast, Planet, Precis, Jacques Vert, Windsmoor, Wallis, Warehouse, Oasis, Miss Selfridge and Fuse in store. We are also proud to hold the unrivalled Designers at Debenhams ranges which include Jasper Conran, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson and Julian Macdonald.
How do I book an appointment?
Visit us in store on the ladieswear floor, or call 01772 208332 to book your free private consultation.
With a new college term just around the corner and Autumn creeping in, it's time to update your wardrobe and look cool on campus. Whether your at college or just starting university in September, you'll find bang on trend pieces for him and for her at Fishergate. If it's trend led, fast fashion pieces you're after, head to Primark for bargain outfits and accessories. If it's brands you like then hit Debenhams for all your High Street favourites, or Designer Menswear for top labels like Criminal Damage and Ringspun. There's plenty of fashion under one roof at Fishergate with stores such as Officers Club, Temptation and Strawberry Moon, so we've got you covered from head to toe!
Nothing says summer more than a pretty floral print, and they are in abundance here at Fishergate! We've got a gorgeous range of bloom covered beauties and we've picked the best of the bunch to share with you. Pair a delicate ditsy print blouse with simple denim jeans or shorts, or go full on floral with a glamorous printed maxi dress. Go bold in this summer's bright botanical florals for a statement look, or if subtle is more your thing, we've got some lovely accessories such as shoes, headbands and clutch bags that will add a pop of floral to your outfit.