• Mon10February 2014
  • Glassworks Studios – why it’s worth a peek

    Tucked away at the far end of Monmouth street, just a stone’s throw away from  Seven Dials and the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden is Glassworks Studios – otherwise known as the place where you can pick up a selection of the newest and coolest fashion brands as well as their own label stuff. The brand may be inspired by the hipsters of East London but their Monmouth Street boutique caters for every type of discerning cutstomer.

    Offering a mix of designer wear such as Helmut Lang, Sophie Hulme and Zoe Karssen alongside their own Glassworks’ label, this brainchild of New Yorker Lauren Lewis is a real destination to find staple pieces and trend-led fashion. I popped in the other day just for a quick browse and ended up buying a 100% cotton shirt with black detailing around the collar.

    Whether you’re after something more avant-garde or a classic that you’ll keep forever, Glassworks Studios can fulfil a number of different briefs. The jewellery collection is also worth a look, especially if you’re after an alternative to all the chunky pieces around of late. Their stockist called Chloe + Sam design pieces that are delicate and understated. Think cute charm necklaces to team with a spring dress or silver fishbone rings. As for their range of accessories, let’s just say that I’ve fallen for the Kason Mohair mittens.

    And the best bit of all is the price point. Glassworks Studios is not ludicrously expensive. In fact, you can pick up knits for around £45, dresses start at the £60 mark and the jewellery can be found from a bargainous £20. The website stocks an edited collection of what’s in-store and offers a taste of what you can find. Here are some of my favourite pieces from their collection available online.

    1. Glassworks Cloud Print dress, £80

    Glassworks Cloud print dress (c) Glassworks Studios

    Glassworks Cloud print dress (c) Glassworks Studios

    I’m a huge fan of shirt dresses because they are so versatile – you can wear them on casual Sundays or suited and booted. This is made by someone called Cake for Glassworks and looks fab with the floppy hat and ankle boots.

    2. Glassworks Mero Mero Plaid button-down shirt, £50

    Mero Mero Plaid button-down shirt (c) Glassworks Studios

    Mero Mero Plaid button-down shirt (c) Glassworks Studios

    As a fan of that 90s TV show My So Called Life, I’m pleased to see that the plaid shirt has become a staple for this season. Less grunge, more chic, this Mero Mero button-down version can be worn loose with jeans or tailored with a pencil skirt.

    3. Kason Mohair gloves, £25

    Kason Mohair gloves

    Kason Mohair gloves
    (c) Glassworks Studios

    Spring? What spring? Keep your hands warm in these super-soft mohair gloves that add a pop of colour to the dull grey days.

    4. Glassworks oversized wool jumper, £60

    Glassworks Oversized wool jumper (c) Glassworks Studios

    Glassworks Oversized wool jumper (c) Glassworks Studios

    If you hadn’t have guessed, I’m a huge fan of colour and nothing says brighten up my day like this fushia-coloured oversized wool knit. I’d live in it.

    5. Chloe + Sam Silver V charm necklace, £20

    Chloe + Sam Silver V Charm Necklace (c) Glassworks Studios

    Chloe + Sam Silver V Charm Necklace (c) Glassworks Studios

    Delicate and understated, this silver V charm necklace deserves a place in your jewellery box. It is also only £20 – what’s not to love about it?

    Glassworks Studios boutique is not far from all the hustle and bustle of #LFW next week (London Fashion Week) and it’s worth popping in if you have a chance.

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