Now that your Pre-Christmas Party has been booked, all that’s left is for you to pick out your special outfit – something that sparkles and will add a dash of glamour. After all, if you can’t go for glitter and sequins at Christmastime, when can you? Here in North Norfolk, we are blessed with a plethora of fabulous local shops and independent boutiques, packed to the rafters with beautiful garments and accessories guaranteed to catch your eye. Here are just a few of our favourites:
Gun Hill Clothing Company – Tel: 01328 730015. www.gunhill.co.uk
The company’s flagship Burnham Market store offers an eclectic range of brands, a vibrant riot of colour, and a fantastic array of textures from high-end fashion labels. Designed for discerning shoppers who like to keep a keen eye on the latest trends, this lovely shop houses both men and ladies’ collections, in addition to top quality bags, cufflinks, and dog collars for our four-legged friends! Gift vouchers are also available.
Gilly’s of Burnham Market – Tel: 01328 730057. www.gillysofburnhammarket.co.uk
Frank Lyman, Joseph Ribkoff, Gerry Weber, Just White, Michèle Jeans… These are just a few of the stylish brands stocked by the ever-popular Gilly’s of Burnham Market. Offered in a wide variety of sizes, here you will find elegant and extraordinary outfits for all occasions; from smart eveningwear, to eye-catching mother of the bride dresses. Perfect if you’re on the hunt for a beautifully-fitting piece for your next special celebration.
Urban Armour – Tel: 01328 738880. www.urbanarmour.co.uk
You could spend hours browsing through the extensive range of exquisite jewellery from around the world at this Burnham Market gem. With a range of price tags available, you’re sure to find the perfect item to enhance your favourite party outfit, or the ideal gift for someone special this Christmas. What’s more, the friendly, knowledgeable staff will be only too happy to help.
Get Smart – Tel: 01328 864949.
Source your entire wardrobe at this local shopping haven, from chic day and eveningwear, to shoes, belts and accessories, ensuring total coordination. The window always looks so bright and cheerful, so walking past is simply not an option! If you can’t decide what to buy, you’re welcome to try on as many pretty pieces as you like.
Nelle DK – Tel: 01485 525164. www.nelle-dk.co.uk
Owner Jeanett Pugh is dedicated to bringing the best of Danish design to our doorstep, with two stunning boutiques (one in Thornham, and another in Holt), jam-packed with quality clothing, footwear and accessories from specially selected Scandinavian designers. Well-worth a visit in the run up to Christmas for presents galore and unique stocking fillers.
Allez Chic – Tel: 01553 631915. www.allezchic.co.uk
Situated in a popular shopping hub in Castle Rising, close to King’s Lynn, this airy and bountiful boutique houses smart, unusual and classic ladies’ clothing collections from around the world and a new, stylish footwear range from Lunar. Take your time to look around and make sure you check out the fun faux furs, ponchos and pretty costume jewellery, ready for wrapping!
Goddards – Tel: 01553 772382. www.goddardsonline.co.uk
This well-established King’s Lynn department store offers men and ladies’ fashions from leading brands, together with outerwear, accessories, nightwear, gifts, formal hire, and much more. Browse at your own leisure then take a break at Paddy & Scott’s in-house coffee bar for a freshly ground tea or coffee and slice of something naughty-but-nice.