When Barclaycard recently got in contact to chat about their campaign promoting independent retailers, I knew which one I wanted to write about. And if you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you’ll probably know too!
Kiki’s Boutique are an independent retailer with a shop in my local town of Christchurch as well as running an amazing website. Rather excitingly for me, they stock some of my favourite brands, such as emily and fin, Louche, Sugarhill Boutique and Disaster Designs. Their shop is a treasure trove of prettiness; selling dresses, shoes and tons of lovely homewares, accessories, jewellery and gifts. It’s impossible for me to take a stroll down Christchurch high street without popping in, and I rarely come out empty-handed!
Kiki’s regularly have amazing sales and have an awesome little sale rail at the back of the shop. When Barclaycard kindly gave me £50 to spend at my favourite retailer I headed straight for the sale rail, hoping to find a bargain. And find a bargain I did! This Glamorous tartan dress which I’d already been eyeing up on the internet was tucked away in a corner with a £25 price tag. I had a fun trying on session with my friend Kate, eyeing up some rather lovely emily and fin dresses, but in the end it was the tartan dress that clinched it. I’ll be wearing it to work with tights and court shoes – I think it’s dressy enough for dinners out and over Christmas too.
dress // glamorous at kiki’s boutique // £25
shoes // dune via tk maxx // £20
Of course I couldn’t let my remaining £25 go to waste and so I picked up this pretty top from Kiki’s reclaimed vintage section for £22. I’ll be wearing it lots with jeans and cardigans – I love the pretty neckline.
Bodhi snuck into my second photo, the cheeky little monster!
top // reclaimed vintage at kiki’s boutique // £22
shoes 1st photo // rocket dog // £30
shoes 2nd photo // irregular choice // £71.99
jeans // primark
If you are ever in Christchurch, I urge you to pop into Kiki’s and if you’re an online shopper then their website is pretty special too!
This post is part of a Barclaycard Freedom Rewards campaign highlighting bloggers’ favourite independent shops.