Moda August 2018

After a fantastic, manic day for Trout n About last Sunday we had to get up bright and early on Monday morning to go up to the NEC for Moda. It was another very hot day but the air con in the halls was on and we had an awful lot to do! We were

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Our Hats at Royal Ascot 2018

We are always delighted to receive pictures of our customers wearing our hats at “the occasion” they were bought for – and we have received 2 this week after fun days at Royal Ascot. This is Nina in the centre. She bought our black medium disc and took it to a florist to have fresh

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Have you tried Birkenstocks yet?

I hadn’t until this summer – and now I’m a complete convert! They are so comfortable – and you just know that they are kind to your feet! We have 3 styles in different colours and even one vegan Birkenstock! Come in and try some on!   Here is a brief history of the Birkenstock

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Two Weeks until Royal Ascot

  With only 2 weeks to go until Royal Ascot 2018 we are very busy with our hats. It really is our favourite time of year. We love seeing your outfits and finding the right hat to go with it. Since the Royal Wedding the disc fascinators (or “head pieces”) have become very popular. Our

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Another Satisfied Customer!

Last summer Philippa came in to the shop with a beautiful outfit she had just bought for her daughter’s wedding this April. She tried on lots of hats and found a style she liked and then asked us if we could order her that hat in ivory with gold trim. It was too late to

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The Hats are in!

Yesterday the last 6 boxes of hats arrived – such excitement – they really are the best things to unpack – and of course the boxes are very light which helps! The shop is suddenly an array of colour from bright pinks, turquoise, purples and lime green to taupes, navy and grey. There really is

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New stock arriving every day!

It’s an exciting time of year at La Bella Donna – almost daily deliveries of fabulous new stock! Much of this stock was ordered over 6 months ago and so unpacking is always fun as we have forgotten quite a lot of what we ordered! With Spring/Summer stock comes much needed colour. Yesterday’s delivery brought

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Moda at the NEC, Birmingham

Yesterday we went up to the NEC in Birmingham for Moda, to carry on buying for next Autumn/Winter as well as to buy some accessories for this Summer. There is a very big section for footwear with lots of exhibitors from all over Europe with a great range of really “out there” shoes and boots

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MICAM and MIPEL

                       We eventually got to the Rho Fiera – only half a day later than intended! So we had an awful lot to do before flying home. We started in Hall 10 which is MIPEL. This is the handbag show. One of our bag suppliers

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