A few months ago, I discovered a UK shopping site that I though worth sharing. The White Company is a fabulous store that sells clothing, homewares and bed linen of an outstanding quality. After buying a few things through their online shops in the past I was very excited to visit their stores on our recent trip to the UK. A winner in the Sheerluxe 2010 Online Shopping Awards, the quality would be undeniable.
The White Company has quite a few stores dotted around the UK but my first experience was in the Westfield London Store. It's crammed to the rafters with beautiful candles, room scents, clothes, bed linen, bath robes, towels... It was a struggle not to buy everything... But I did leave with a couple of choice items.
This gorgeous dress in - what else - black! It's now on sale so it's a huge bargain at 49 pounds. The fit is fabulous and it's great quality.
This beautiful casual dress in ink! It's not on sale but I actually wore it about half a dozen times while we were overseas and it's ridiculously comfortable. Not currently on sale but it's still fairly good value! If they still had it available in Charcoal I would have bought that one as well.
This amazing cardigan. 100% cashmere, it's like being wrapped in silver kittens. It's a bit pricier at 130 pounds but the quality is undeniable and it's such a classic piece that I know I'll keep it for a very very long time. It was definitely an investment.
The White Company are also known for their gorgeous toiletries. Conscious of my baggage weight limit coming home, I bought a couple of candles only, but I honestly wish I had bought more. I selected Cassis, which combines fruity blackberries and blackcurrants with a relaxing woody base of cedar, clove and patchouli and White Rose, a divine combination of white tea roses, white lilies and white lilac blended with crisp bergamot and exotic amber. It was a really hard choice - I also loved Fresh Ginger, Verveine, Peony... To be honest I could have bought an entire suitcase full of candles and bath products but I really did have to be selective.
Maybe next time...