Today, us jewellery girls had a little field trip to Edinburgh to visit the Concrete Wardrobe retail shop.
For those of you unfamiliar with Edinburgh (i urge you to become familiar… it’s awesome!), Broughton Street is slightly off the main patch of shops in the Old Town, but still central and Concrete Wardrobe is situated in a beautiful parade of quirky little shops and cafes, that compliment it’s style rather well.
Rocking up to the shop around 11:30 we could hardly miss the bold black and white signage. I like a shop that stands out from the crowd and beckons you in.
So so true. Remember this.
And in we went…
… and inspire we were.
Walking around the shop was a fabulous shopping experience. As we entered we were warmly greeted by the woman behind the counter and after a little chat telling her what we were doing, we discovered she was Catherine Aitken and she showed us her gorgeous tweed bags. That’s one thing that i think really makes Concrete Wardrobe stand out (other than the bold signage!), the fact that all the staff are designer/makers themselves. It adds a knowledge base to the shop and a welcoming feel for patrons to discover, not only fantastic works but information about them as well.
Now enjoy a virtual wander around Concrete Wardrobe:
Loved these little guys… kinda wish i had bought one… might need to go back and pick myself up one!… it is my birthday soon… *hint* *hint*… i liked the purple one…
Like this kind of display, a nice piece of furniture converted into a stylish wardrobe display.
These are also a great way to display all the lovely prints.
Really liked these text covered mannequins, a great use of display!
Every shop needs a robot.
Tempted to also go back and buy this tiger brooch….
Bye bye Concrete Wardrobe.
After visiting the shop i’m excited to interview James tomorrow!
p.s. all photos were taken at Concrete Wardrobe
Go visit them at
50A Broughton Street
or virtually at www.concretewardrobe.com