See in London Fashion Week in style – with the help of these 6 North East fashion brands
Derived from the Welsh word for ‘sea circle’, Morcant is the brainchild of Matt and Morgan, who created the brand to provide the conscious shopper with a reliable and comfortable range which is both versatile and stylish.
Think about the comforting, tranquil feeling you always feel when you look out at the sea, the constancy of the waves as they lap the shore, and then combine that with Morcant’s never-ending goal to create a circular lifecycle for the garments we wear and you’ll arrive at the ethos of this brand.
Each of their pieces has been crafted to enhance your own effortless style, providing cosy and comfortable daywear and functional basics. With a range of muted colours and light tones, unisex styles and garment types, there’s undoubtedly something for everyone here – and we know (from experience) that you’ll want to wear your Morcant piece day-in, day-out.
By creating quality, gender-free pieces that won’t go out of fashion, Morcant have ensured that your chosen clothing will stand the test of time. After all, they’re made with love, to be loved.
ORGANIC T-SHIRT – RED
Versatility really is queen – and few things are more versatile than a quality tee.
Complete any look with this natural canvas cotton tote detailed with caramel embroidery.
ORGANIC TRIO SWEATER – NAVY
Style this timeless piece with blue jeans and white trainers for an effortlessly stylish look – all day, every day.
TORI LO DESIGNS
Tori Lo Designs was established from a love for quality, individuality and all things leather. In creating the business, Tori wanted to cross boundaries within leatherwork, using fun, creative dying techniques to hand-colour every hide and create a unique surface from which her accessories can be moulded.
Every product on offer here is handmade by Tori, who uses only top-quality leather and ensures each and every stitch sits perfectly in place. The best for any handbag lover (including yourself).
Roug Leather Coin and Card Purse
Colour: Yellow & Midnight
Handmade Leather Coin and Card Purse with hand stamped personalisation
Flyn – Customised Colour Belt
Colour: Black: Blue
Customised Colour Belt, choose your two favourite colours to create your own custom belt, with added personalisation on the belt loop.
Tammie XS – Leather Satchel
Handcrafted leather satchel, a petite leather bag, hand-dyed and hand-stitched in your choice of colour
Layla – Tie Dye Coin and CardPurse
Colour: Yellow/ Natural
Hand-painted tie-dye leather purse, dying technique means that each one is unique and one of a kind.
Piccolo – Interlocking Purse
Colour: Red : Tan: Natural: Yellow
Description: Sleek, interesting and unique, no stitch Interlocking leather purse. The newest edition to the Tori Lo Collection.
Renné is a mother and daughter team with a passion for jewellery making. They design unique and timeless jewellery that can be loved and enjoyed for a lifetime. With collections that evolve with the seasons, this inspirational duo aim to create pieces that can be worn in all walks of life – and which will always make you feel special.
Helen and Annie use ethically-sourced silver, gold and semi-precious stones to design classic styles, with endless love and attention to detail going into every piece. They love bringing their designs to life and love to hear about how their handcrafted jewellery becomes part of your own journey, attached to some of your favourite memories.
KISS CLASSIC BANGLE
These bangles shine whether worn alone, stacked with charms or paired with other bangles from the collection.
18–CARAT GOLD–PLATED T BAR HOOPS
Effortlessly cool, these hoops will take you seamlessly from day to night.
18–CARAT GOLD–PLATED POLO RING
We love the feeling of forever and this ring can be your constant reminder of those timeless, everlasting emotions.
BLUE TOPAZ IRIS RING
Said to promote harmony and relaxation on the wearer, this sparkling blue topaz ring will dazzle for days.
Mimi’s Edit is an independent clothing and lifestyle brand for women based in the North East. Stocking products that have been carefully curated and sourced from around the world, you’re guaranteed to find something that’s just a little different to your usual high street offering here.
Owner Preet has a background in fashion and textiles but was working as a secondary school teacher until her son’s leukaemia diagnosis in 2017. After a year of being unable to work because of the need to look after her son, Preet decided to follow her dream and started Mimi’s Edit as a way to fulfil her professional ambitions while still being on hand for her boy.
Mimi’s Edit is all about bringing beautiful clothing and accessories to women who want more from their wardrobe. Versatile style is at the core of their brand values and wearability through your daily activities is a key focus.
Having turned to fashion to maintain positivity and her own sense of identity during the hardest part of her life, Preet is now determined to help you make your fashion fun again.
SUPER STAR BLUE SNEAKERS
Rewriting classic trainer rules, these vegan-leather sneakers even have multi-coloured glitter heels.
Nestled right in the heart of the vibrant County Durham town of Sedgefield, Betty’s Boudoir is an oasis of unusual fashion finds – stocking an array of on-trend clothing, footwear, gifts and accessories.
At the reins are mother-and-daughter duo Lily and Cheryl, who handpick everything they stock with love and pride themselves on choosing versatile clothing that not only appeals to all ages, but all sizes too (they stock garments from size 8 through to 26).
The boutique also supports local designers and creators, giving them a platform to develop their ideas and grow their businesses. The collections to be found in Betty’s Boutique feature a range of handmade jewellery, homeware and fashion. So if you’re after something a little different and just a tad on the quirky side, dive into Betty’s world – you won’t regret it.
2021 is all about having fun with our style, so wear clothes that make you happy!
CROSS OVER SLIPPERS – TEDDY
A lockdown must-have! These gorgeously fluffy slippers come in four different colours, but we’ve got a soft spot for them in Teddy brown.
STATEMENT COLLAR CARDIGAN
ZIGGY SHOULDER BAG
Eleven Boutique was created from a love of all things fashion – and the frustration of limited, budget-friendly shopping options. Owner Sally simply wanted to curate her wardrobe, her way. And the rest followed.
Keen to have a unique and inviting space to showcase the simple, effortless style Eleven has now become known for, when the opportunity arose to convert a beautiful, historic former chapel into a new shopping destination back in 2014, Sally took a leap of faith – and the brand was born.
Now firmly calling the picturesque Cramlington home, Eleven is the perfect destination to find effortless, wearable items to carry across the seasons. Our wardrobes should make us excited to get dressed every morning – and shopping with Eleven is certain to stir up that excitement.
This super-soft fleece shirt is perfect for layering as we head into the warmer months.
If we’re giving Cruella vibes, that’s because we want to – you’ve seen how Emma Stone rocks it.
BANDITAS ROCK SWEATER
The bracelet-length sleeves give this sweater a super-flattering finish.