Friday, 25 February 2011

The Oystins Collection by ChloBo

We had the lovely Jo from ChloBo visiting us this morning showing us their latest collection of bracelets and rosary necklaces. The Oystins Collection is a divine combination of pearl and sterling silver that looks amazing layered with your existing ChloBo pieces. We cannot wait for it to arrive in store and online, just in time for us to accessorise our Spring outfits!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

An Inspirational Evening

"Independent retailing is what makes the fashion industry such a dynamic and fast-moving sector" Jessica Brown, Editor, Drapers.

As we mentioned in a previous post, 3:Eleven was nominated in the top 50 Inspiring Independents in the UK by the readers of Drapers, and last weekend we celebrated the success of all the indies involved with a party at Kensington Roof Gardens. We sipped Champagne and nibbled the night away on delicious canap├ęs, while anticpating who would be voted No.1.

The time came to reveal the winner, and deservedly so it went to Browns, an independent who I'm sure is the benchmark for all others. We were pleased to see Oi Polloi, one of our fave menswear indies making it in to the top 10 and a few other North West based businesses making the top 50.

After only trading for 18 months, being ranked in the top 50 in the country was a massive achievement, yet on the evening we found out that we had actually been placed at 40th which we were delighted with.

It was a fabulous evening and was fantastic to be able to meet our peers who we have huge respect and admiration for, as we know how hard working, dedicated and passionate you have to be to survive in such a competitive market.

3:Eleven look forward to growing as a business and continuing to stay inspirational.

Coverage of the evening is featured in this week's Drapers, along with an Inspiring Independents supplement, see if you can spot us!

Friday, 11 February 2011

We ♥ Wildfox

Wildfox has done it yet again this season with a range of super cute printed tees, alongside their infamous super soft beach jumpers, loved by everyone!

There are also a few pieces with embellishments, which adds the extra wow factor to the collection, sure to be a hit with all WFX lovers.

Big ♥ here at 3:Eleven for all of these cool pieces...

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Double Trouble

Birthday celebrations were in order this month as twins Georgina and Liz will be turning 26 (it'll be the big 30 before they know it!) So to honour the occasion we hit the Northern Quarter in Manchester, for a drink or two...and the rest!

We headed to The Blackdog Ballroom, a NYC style secret downtown bar, underneath the iconic Afflecks Palace. It's a fave of ours at the moment, so make sure you check it out if you're in the area!

The Gang!

 Liz in her American Retro number!

Sophie, Clare & Emma

Georgina, Liz & the girls!

Birthday Drinks :)

Clare, Marcella & Liz
Marcella & Katie

David & Amie

Monday, 7 February 2011

Alexa Chung Puts Her Best Foot Forward

Vogue's "Best-dressed Woman 2009 and 2010" Alexa Chung has become the new face of  iconic footwear brand Superga, to celebrate their centennial anniversary.

Her laid back, effortless style makes her the natural choice to represent Superga's easy to wear and dressed up casual sportswear feel. With such a style icon fronting the campaign we're sure that Superga will be the canvas shoe of choice this Summer!

Superga is available at 3:Eleven Boutique

Here's the new the S/S11 campaign images...

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Get Your Flare On!

One of our fave blogs WhoWhatWear has featured MiH Marrakesh as a buy now piece for Spring/Summer. The mid rise silhouette of the Marrakesh is the most flattering and seems to work on most body shapes. The flare is a trend set to stay for a while so grab a pair now! There couldn't be an easier way to nail that 70's trend that is so hot right now.

Shop MiH here...