Fashion

Stylish ‘fits for every festivity

Written by High Life North
Published 02.11.2021

Eleven Boutique

Eleven was launched from a love of all things fashion and the frustration of limited, budget-friendly shopping options to curate founder Sally’s wardrobe, her way. 

Owner Sally wanted a unique and inviting space to showcase the simple, effortless style that Eleven is well known for, so in 2014 when the opportunity arose to convert a beautiful, historic former chapel in Cramlington into a new shopping destinations, she took a leap of faith and Eleven was born.  

Sally’s vision was to take the stigma away from the traditional boutique by allowing women to shop at ease, whilst still being on hand to offer help when and where it was wanted. Her passion lies in seeing women dress with confidence and feeling great about themselves without apology.  

In the past year, Sally has introduced Eleven’s own collection of casual staples – Eleven basics – which have been designed to make everyday dressing even easier, but still as exciting as ever.  

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Tutti & Co Sky Necklace - £24.00

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Tutti & Co Shore Scarf - £45.00

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Tutti & Co Courage Earrings - £24.00

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Katie Loxton 'I'd Rather Be Drinking Champagne' Mug - £12.99

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Katie Loxton Olive Capri Round Handle Bag - £59.99

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Katie Loxton 'A Little Love' Bracelet - £16.99

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Handmade by LollaMac

Handmade by LollaMac is a range of contemporary jewellery, all designed and handcrafted by Clare Edwin from her studio in rural Northumberland. 

Working with sterling silver, copper and brass – the mixed metals look being a signature of the brand – Clare takes inspiration from the shapes and textures of the landscapes of Northumberland and her travels further afield. Her style is simple, clean and minimalist, nothing in your face, but striking nonetheless, with a cohesive collection suited to any occasion. 

Clare also runs hands-on workshops where she will share her love of jewellery making with you, guiding you through a range techniques to produce your own beautiful jewellery. The workshops are suitable for complete beginners and make a great day out.

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Sterling Silver Textured Stud Earrings - £30.00

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Sterling Silver & Copper Heart Pebble Pendant - £42.00

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Sterling Silver & Copper Tree Earrings - £58.00

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Jewellery Gift Sets - from £59.00

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Kaleidoscope Textiles

Amy Lou is a South Shields-based contemporary textile designer and maker with sustainable practices placed at the heart of what she does. Working with high-quality, bold, bright and sustainable fabric, she creates bags and accessories that stand out from the crowd.  Her bestselling items are her vegan leather origami bags, available in an array of colours. Combining machine sewing with origami folding techniques, Amy Lou creates bags that are as visually stunning as they are practical.  In addition to her vegan leather bag collection, she also makes origami tote bags made from 100% linen as well as colourful tapestry fabric. 

Kaleidoscope Textiles by Amy Lou is design focussed, sustainable and offers something entirely original. Each product is handmade and individually finished with care and attention to detail. 

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Black Vegan Leather Origami Bag with Faux Suede Straps – Available in Medium: £35 and Large: £40

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Chestnut Brown Vegan Leather Origami Bag with Faux Suede Straps – Available in Medium: £35 and Large: £40

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Dark Red Vegan Leather Origami Bag with Faux Suede Straps – Available in Medium: £35 and Large: £40

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Cream Vegan Leather Origami Bag with Faux Suede Straps – Available in Medium: £35 and Large: £40

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Flame Red Vegan Leather Origami Bag with Faux Suede Straps – Available in Medium: £35 and Large: £40

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Tan Vegan Leather Origami Bag with Faux Suede Straps – Available in Medium: £35 and Large: £40

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Mimi’s Edit

Mimi’s Edit is a well-established women’s clothing and accessories brand that started in 2018. Founder Preet had to leave her job as a teacher to look after her son who was diagnosed with Leukaemia. 

Since then the charity offering has expanded and raises money for the Children’s Cancer North Charity. Mimi’s Edit brings you individually handpicked pieces that are a little different from the usual high street offering after all- who wants to look the same as everyone else?

From sparkly trainers to gorgeous accessories and gifting for your loved ones Mimi’s Edit has a fabulous selection of gorgeous pieces that are sure to raise the question “WOW…where did you get that?” From a growing selection of animal print, newly added sequin pieces and amazing knitwear we love to take the overwhelm out of the shopping experience. 

Use code HLN15 for 15% off.

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Disco Sequin Jumper - £58.00

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Sequin Tiered Multi Coloured dress - £46.00

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Superstar Silver Glitter Trainers - £48.00

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Orelia Sequin Midi Dress - £72.00

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Knitted Jumpsuit - £54.00

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Aztec Multi Coloured Cardigan - £52.00

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SALOME

Inspired by the power of natural gemstones, New Orleans native Kellie Daniels founded Salome in 2016 in her Blaydon studio in the North East.

Inspired by women and their stories, Kellie looks as far afield as California and the South Pacific to source the perfect materials for her products, with each design encapsulating a special significance – from the stones of self-confidence and ambition to designs intended to open and nurture the heart.  

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Penelope Malachite Lariat Necklace - £55.00

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Penelope Malachite and Pearl Chandelier Earrings - £125.00

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Penelope Malachite Bracelet - £45.00

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Three Graces Necklace - £55.00

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Three Graces Earrings - £55.00

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Three Graces Bracelet - £55.00

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House of Zana

House of Zana was born in 2018 when at the time, founder Amber, struggled to find the perfect evening dress. Living between the North East of England and Albania (her husband’s home country), she soon found a solution to this; the most amazing seamstresses and high quality fabrics in Tirana, Albania’s capital, where she was able to get bespoke dresses made. She soon noticed the amount of complements on her outfits, and that there could be a gap in the market for handmade, sustainable and ethical, high quality, unique pieces, all designed in-house. Here, House of Zana was born.

The brand started online until 2019 when they opened a fabulous concept store on Grange Road in Darlington. There, House of Zana sell amazing quality garments, all to a limited quantity so that the pieces remain exclusive.

It quickly became apparent that a passion of Amber’s is supporting other local brands, therefore now, her shops throughout the North East don’t exclusively sell House of Zana – they also stock multiple local brands from candles, to homeware and now also have a fabulous Christmas shop located in the Grange Road store where they are selling Christmas gifts from lots of other independent local brands to further support our local economy.

The newest season of Autumn/Winter 2021 garments are now also available in store and online.

Opening hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sundays through December 10am -4pm

7 Grange Road

Darlington 

DL1 5NA

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Jumpsuit - £70.00

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Jumpsuit - £70.00

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Jumpsuit - £70.00

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Black Skirt - £45.00

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Dressing Gown - £62.00

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Dressing Gown - £62.00

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Ruby Friday

Founded in the North East in 2019, Ruby Friday is an accessories and gifts brand which was created to bring simple and stylish accessories to customers.

Imagine having a friend who is always available providing you inspirational choices to help you find what is right for you – Ruby Friday is that friend! Here to provide you with those finishing touches that accentuate your look and make you feel good!

This years collection includes a range of colourful leather and non- leather bags, fun interchangeable bag straps, cosy winter hats & scarves and some new jewellery brands. All perfect to treat yourself and your loved ones this Christmas.

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Silver Moon & Stars Stretchy Bracelet - £9.50

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Faith Leather Crossbody Bag - Dark Taupe - £45.00

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Faith Leather Crossbody Bag - Dark Taupe - £45.00

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Bright Checked Blanket Scarf - £20.00

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Crossbody Tassle Bags - £40.00

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Crossbody Wallet/Phone Bags - £30.00

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Daint Jewellery

After returning from her travels down under, Kim’s dream soon became a reality. A 12-week silversmithing course and a few lockdowns later, Kim’s talent began to grow and she fell in love with every aspect of jewellery making. Using sterling silver, gemstones and hand-picked sea glass from Northumberland beaches, Kim creates classic styles that take us from season to season. Dedicated to detail and bringing love and attention into each design, Kim makes every piece made to order – meaning every treasure is unique to each customer.

Daint Jewellery is about attention to detail and its Kim’s goal to create jewellery that’s a perfect gift for a loved one or as a special treat for yourself. She believes jewellery is a beautiful extension of yourself, and daintiness and minimalism are the key concepts behind her designs. She focuses on creating jewellery that’s high quality over high quantity and create timeless, classic designs that can be worn every day. All designs are made using sterling silver, which, unlike plated jewellery, doesn’t fade; they can survive the wear and tear of everyday life and be cherished for a lifetime. With some designs having the option to personalise, Daint Jewellery can be made even more special and personal to you.

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Trio of Dots Stud Earrings - £15.00

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Rectangular Hoop Earrings - £25.00

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Tiny Dimpled Circle Necklace - £31.00

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Tree Ring - £30.00

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Stepping Stones Hoops - £30.00

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Dalmatian Jasper Hoops - £27.00

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