It might still be chilly outside but we're lusting after the gorgeous new arrivals that are hitting our stores for the new season. Debenhams has got Spring covered, with everything from pretty party dresses for special occasions, to cool casual wear for those off-duty days. Whilst we're sitting here making the most of our Winter woolies, here's what we're dreaming of wearing when the weather warms up!...
Smart Casual Whether you're looking for the perfect outfit for work, a great look for a day out with the girls or something to simply add a touch of Spring to your wardrobe, Debenhams has a huge selection of smart casual wear this SS15, perfect for mixing and matching. Florals (of course) are a staple for Spring, and this year we'll be wearing them head to toe on gorgeous jump suits! We absolutely love the printed trousers too, great for taking from day to night by cleverly teaming them with a simple shell top and a pair of heels. Of course in Preston, Spring doesn't necessarily mean sunshine, so we've got our eyes on some great cover ups such as checked capes and dreamy pastel coats! Shop some of our favourite ranges at Warehouse, Oasis, Red Herring & H! By Henry Holland.
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Dress Up No doubt you've got something special coming up this Spring that requires a fancy frock! Debenhams has some great collections of occasion wear for all ages and styles, so if you're hot footing it off to a wedding, Christening or even the Races this Spring, you'll find your perfect dress here! Phase Eight and Jacques Vert have some stunning shift dresses and A Line numbers that are bound to turn heads and have you feeling fabulous. We're loving the lace pastel dresses and floral gowns teamed with pretty clutch bags, peep toes and, of course, a fascinator!
Not only have we got you covered when it comes to the gym-wear and the healthy eating, but we've also got fitness accessories in abundance at Fishergate! Whether you're planning on working out from home or need a new kit for when you hit the fitness classes after work, you'll find everything you need from exercise bikes and treadmills right through to gym bags and towels. Visit Sports Direct, Primark, TKMaxx and Debenhams for all your essentials and equipment, plus don't forget to check out Poundland too for some super affordable accessories!
Christmas parties are the perfect excuse to go all out when it comes to the make up! We're loving all things glitter (there's no such thing as too much!), especially on the nails and the eyes, and perfect pink pouts! If you're heading out to celebrate then be sure to stop by Fishergate for all your beauty needs. We've got brands to suit all budgets, and a whole array of different products from foundations, highlighters and contour kits, to eyeliner, mascara and nail polishes. Stop by the Benefit Brow Bar or the Macarina Beauty Bar to tame your brows ready for the event, then visit our stores for all of the finishing touches!
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!
Kit the kids out in some of the coolest (and cutest!) looks this Winter, all available at Fishergate. We've got some great ranges for all ages at Debenhams, TKMaxx and Primark, so whatever their style, they'll be looking super trendy this season!
For The Girls Pretty pinks, perfect pastels and winter reds are top of the list for girls this Winter, teamed with cute prints and plenty of sparkle. We've got everything from adorable little jumpers and dresses, to fuzzy fur coats and cute accessories to suit any occasion.
For The Boys Keep the little boys looking cool as a cucumber but feeling toasty and warm in chunky knitwear and checked shirts teamed with smart chinos or slim fit jeans. Navy blue, rustic red and mustard yellows are everywhere for the little guys this Winter, and will look perfect teamed with trendy hi top trainers and beanie hats.
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!
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!
Time for a detox after all that rich Christmas food? New Year's resolutions can be hard to stick to, but if eating healthy is one of yours, we're here to help! We've got everything you need under one roof, from healthy snacks at Poundland, to kitchen appliances at Argos and Debenhams, so you can rustle up some tasty treats without feeling guilty! Visit TKMaxx for their selection of speciality health foods and some brilliant recipe books, and stop by Primark and Debenhams for some fun lunchboxes and juice cups so you can transport your healthy leftovers, snacks, juices and smoothies on the go!
If there's one thing we love about Spring, it's pastels! Now that all the new arrivals are landing on the rails, we thought we'd hit the shops and pick out some of our favourite candy coloured pieces that are perfect for the new season! We're loving all things baby pink, cornflower blue, mint green, lemon yellow and lilac when it comes to injecting a subtle splash of colour back in to our Winter wardrobes ready for the Spring. Team pretty pastel blouses with denim jeans, a chunky knit and pointed shoes for a chic yet casual look, or go head to toe in pastels, colour blocking various shades for an evening out with fluffy fitted jumpers, A line skirts and statement heels. If you're not quite brave enough to go the whole hog, then opt for pastel accessories such as vintage inspired handbags, bejewelled shoes or a delicate necklace to add a pop to a simple outfit.
It's officially the sale season, and we can't wait to get our hands on some bargains at Fishergate! We've hand picked some of our favourite dresses from the sale rails in our stores, so whether you're doing New Year on a budget and need a stunning party dress, or it's time to treat yourself to some new casual numbers, you'll find it here! There's some huge reductions (some up to 70% off!) so be sure to beat the rush and get yours before they go!
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!
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.
Click here to take a look at Rachelle's blog 'Inspired By The Retired' for more lifestyle posts and healthy eating tips!
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.
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.