Liverpool shopping guide: 7 of the best boutiques and designers
The party season is looming and with it comes a packed social calendar. Although we can’t wait for sparkling celebrations and dress-up occasions, we’re plagued by that familiar problem of what to wear.
Luckily, Liverpool is awash with unique boutiques and designers so you can find those one of a kind pieces that will see you through the festive months in style.
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve selected a few of our favourite fashion haunts to help. You’re welcome!
Words by Christine Toner
Roxie O’Del Couture
31 Rodney Street,
Owner Jackie Wynn opened ROC in 2008 and the studio is approaching its 10-year anniversary.
“We have a varied range of clients so we don’t specialise in any one particular product,” explains Jackie. “All of our designs are bespoke and based on our clients’ needs.
“More often than not clients will bring their own ideas to the table. We do, however, get a lot of bridal orders.”
Jackie says her top style tip for the party season would be to embrace a classic look.
“Keep it elegant yet stylish,” she says. “Red is the new black this season so the little red dress is a must.”
14 Cavern Walks,
Boudoir Boutique began trading in 2008 from a small unit on the outside of Cavern Walks. Due to popularity in 2010 it expanded to a 1,500 sq ft shop on the upper floor of the designer shopping centre.
“We specialise in womenswear, accessories, homeware and lifestyle,” says Belinda Shaw, store manager. “We pride ourselves on bringing new and exciting boutique labels to the city of Liverpool.
“My top style tip for the new season is don’t follow the trends. Wear what makes you feel good and most importantly wear it with confidence!”
66 Cumberland Street,
Mode Mwah was set up by Karen Beardmore in 2010.
Karen has a degree in fashion and textiles and, according to her website, wanted to create strong and innovative designs that offer “a refined sense of sophisticated luxury”.
“Whether classically styled or exaggerated, the designs rely on such basic design principles as proportion, balance, colour and texture, and they conform to the style of the Mode Mwah label,” she says.
Each outfit is individually cut and fitted to suit a particular style.
Best for high fashion
26 Norfolk Street,
Available exclusively through Kirsty-Doyle.com, the KD fashion line takes inspiration from the world’s most famous catwalks and makes high fashion items accessible for every woman.
Best for unique accessories
Grand Central Hall
35 Renshaw Street,
Nothing makes an outfit like the right accessories and nowhere does it better than Grand Central Hall.
Home to a host of unique boutiques including a range of quirky jewellery shops this Aladdin’s cave of style is the perfect place to pick up some show stopping accessories.
Best for alterations
The Zipyard Liverpool South
105/107 Allerton Road,
It’s not always necessary to splash out on a new outfit (yes, really). In fact sometimes, just a few small alterations to an old favourite can give you a brand new look at minimal costs.
The ZipYard provides a comprehensive range of alterations, from a simple zip replacement to a complete reworking.
Best is you’re on a budget
Cinders Party Dress
35 High Street,
From Miss GB finalists to ‘Real Housewives of Cheshire’ stars, Cinders Party Dress is responsible for dressing some big names in showbiz. You don’t need a celebrity salary to wear them though as the Hale Village store regularly offers a clearance sale to make way for new stock!