How to use our new 4 step checkout process

We’re hoping you’ve now had a chance to explore our new website, designed with you in mind. We hope you are enjoying our new simple and clean design, seeing new products and exploring the inspire me section. As it has now been two months since the launch of our refreshed website, we want to take this opportunity to go over some areas in more detail. We have previously published how to use our new featured lookbooks guide and this week we will be focusing on the new easier to use secure four-step check out process.

Our new checkout process has four simple steps with helpful tips to guide you through from basket to delivery, payment and confirmation. You will be able to systematically work through each of these steps and review all your order information in one place.

Once you’ve have found a garment you would like to buy, you will initially need to choose the colour, choose the length (where applicable), choose the size and click on ‘add to basket’. You will find these options next to the images of the garment as shown in the image below.

After you’ve clicked ‘add to basket’, a pop up will then appear to notify that you have added the garment to your shopping basket. If you have found everything you would like to purchase and were looking for, you can now click ‘view basket’, alternatively if you would like to continue looking you can click ‘continue shopping’.

If you ever need to view your basket whilst browsing the site, you can also do this by clicking in the top right-hand corner as shown in the image below.

Step 1 – The Basket

After you have added all the garments you would like to purchase and are now viewing your basket, you have initiated the first step of the four-step checkout process.

Use this opportunity to review the details of your order, such as product size, colour and quantity, you can see this on the left-hand side of the screen on the desktop or at the top of your screen on mobile or tablet. If you would like to make any changes to your order, simply click on ‘edit’ and when you are pleased with the changes click on ‘update basket’.

After you are happy with the basket contents, you can now click on the ‘secure checkout’ button which will proceed to step 2. If you are using tablet or mobile, scroll down to see this button.

Step 2 – Delivery

When you proceed to step 2 you will have the opportunity to sign in. If you are an existing customer you can sign in at this point, which will save you time by allowing you to select from your existing addresses. If you’re new to shopping with us or do not have an online account, you can continue by checking out as a guest and will also be given an option to create an account after checkout.

If you are checking out as a guest, you will now need to fill in your contact details, including email address, name and the postal address to which you would like your garments delivered. If your billing address is different to your delivery address, don't worry you can enter a different billing address at the next step.

On this page, you will also be given the option to choose between first- or second-class delivery.

Once all the information is filled in, the boxes will turn green to show it is completed. If you’re signed in some of this information will be automatically filled out for you from your saved account details. After you are happy with the details, click on the ‘secure payment’ button to proceed to step 3.

If you see any highlighted red boxes, this means there is an error or mistype in this box, which needs your attention. We have added tips in the form of a question mark next to some of these boxes to help you with an error should one occur. Once corrected, the box will show in green.

Step 3 – Payment

If you have a discount code, and you have not already applied it you can do so at this point. Any discount will then be shown on the right-hand side of the screen in your order summary. When you are happy with the order, you can start to fill in your secure card payment detail.  If you have chosen to checkout as a guest, you will need to create an account to be able to use discount codes.

If your billing address is different to your delivery address, please untick the wording below stating, ‘my billing and delivery address are the same’. By doing this you will be shown a new address field that you can fill out with the correct billing address information. If your billing address is the same as your delivery address you do not need to edit this section.

Once you have completed your secure card details and confirmed your billing address is correct you can click on the ‘make secure payment’ button at the bottom of the page to proceed to the final step.

Step 4 – Confirmation

Occasionally, you will be redirected to a verification page in which you will be asked by your bank to provide authentication details to complete your purchase. It aims to make your online transactions secure, fast and convenient for purchases you make online.

Your order is now complete, and you will now be directed to the order confirmation page where you can make a note of your order number. You will also shortly receive a confirmation email, which will also include your order number, order content and delivery details. If you need to make any changed to the order, please call our friendly customer service team on 01242 536712.

If you have used guest checkout, and haven’t created an account yet, you will be shown the option to do so at this step. Having an account with us will save you time next time you place an order by allowing you to select from your existing addresses. You will also have access to our new wish list feature, allowing you to create a saved list of your favourite products and therefore, you can revisit them all in one place.

We’ve designed this around you, and we appreciate any feedback you may have. Are there any elements of the website you have found helpful or would like any further details on? Let us know in the comments…

 

This Season’s Must Have Prints and Patterns

Refresh and enliven your autumn wardrobe with our eye-catching prints and patterns in a combination of cool and warm shades in beautiful colours. From vibrant paisley to autumnal florals, these transitional pieces will bring colour, prints and patterns to your autumn outfits. So, relax and choose your new season wardrobe from the comfort of home and look forward to autumn in style.

Perfect for both casual and occasion wear, with softness and warmth, these stunning pretty floral print blouses can be worn buttoned up or as a stylish overshirt. The ochre blouse works wonderfully when paired with our longline lambswool cardigan and classic trousers. The emerald blouse looks fabulous paired with our classic trousers.

Elevate any ensemble with our gorgeous statement reversible jacket with one side in a vibrant paisley pattern, and the other a plain fawn, which works well with most other colours. Pair with our pima scoopneck jersey and plain classic trousers for an effortless look.

Featuring a beautiful paisley print, this Italian printed chiffon panelled skirt in rich autumnal colours is a lovely wardrobe addition. Pair it with our pima crewneck jersey top and the matching scarf for a complete look.

These elegant and versatile separates, ideal for the season, are made in a superb warm crêpe with a striking mini floral print. Our stunning floral dress paired with our mock-croc leather handbag is the perfect day to evening dress. Our floral panel skirt and matching scarf paired with our knit top is also a gorgeous addition to your wardrobe.

Bursting with colours, this warm multi-coloured scarf is hand-printed with a vivid painterly paisley design. Style this charming scarf with our Italian merino wool top and matching skirt for an elegant look.

We'd love to hear which is your favourite print from our Autumn collection? Let us know in the comments...

 

 

Buyers favourites from our Autumn 2020 Collection

If you're unsure of which items to add to your wardrobe from our Autumn 2020 collection, our buyers have shared their favourites to help you decide...

Our soft ribbed velour separates in gorgeous navy are the ultimate loungewear indulgence. Each piece is superbly soft, comfortable and perfect for lounging. For a coordinated look, our pull-on velour trousers would look great paired with the matching top. Alternatively, team our matching velour cardigan and trousers with our pima scoopneck jersey top for a different look.

My favourite piece from the Autumn collection is our go-to classic blazer which is the perfect finishing piece for many occasions. This chic and smart tailored jacket in a muted soft complementary tone is a must-have for every wardrobe. The style itself is timeless and can be worn now and later into the cooler months. It would look wonderful over almost any of your existing pieces in your wardrobe, whether it’s a skirt or trousers.

Working closely with our supplier, we created a soft neutral palette with tonal flowers sitting around the yoke of this three-quarter sleeve top. I love the scattered flower design on our jacquard floral jumper. As it is made in soft combed cotton, it is bound to be a popular addition to your wardrobe to wear throughout autumn and into spring.

Using top-quality Italian spun merino wool, our beautiful textured top was created for your wardrobe. Using fine rib and cable in the design, it is an elegant and essential piece!

This gorgeous soft leather handbag is made by a family Artisan craftsmanship in Venice. A great colour to complement many of our Autumn/Winter looks in the collection as well as your own collection at home. It is fully lined with inside pockets and has a useful exterior pocket too.

This lovely scarf is made in Italy on the shores of Lake Como and the blend of wool and silk is both luxurious and warm. I love the elegance of the design and soft blends of tonal colour throughout the print.

My favourite garments are our two checked pleated skirts as they are a great investment and key foundation pieces in an autumn /winter wardrobe. I love how our classic pleated skirt is lifted by a shot of bright teal colour contrasted with subtle greys creating a bolder statement in a classic style. This beautiful piece also demonstrates our support and commitment to the British textile and clothing industry as the fabric and garments are manufactured in the UK. Our lovely heritage skirt works wonderfully when paired with our lambswool raglan cardigan and tuck front blouse. Alternatively, our stunning Italian tweed pleated skirt in shades of brown with on trend graphic checks looks fabulous paired with our merino turtleneck and British-made silk print scarf.

Which is your favourite piece from our Autumn collection? Let us know in the comments below...

Teas for your every mood

Whilst many of us drink the usual tea or coffee, there are many herbal teas out there that have benefits for our mood and health. With the current pandemic and stress of everyday life, the act of sipping a warm cup of tea is relaxing in itself, especially the teas that have added herbs and ingredients to calm you. We thought it would be helpful to put together a few tea-related drinks that would suit your how you feel. Pick the perfect tea from the suggestions below:

  • Stressed

It's time to unwind with a relaxing routine to help your mind with a warm bath using our lavender and geranium shower and bath wash, a good book and a perfect cup of tea. Enjoy soothing and aromatic teas including lavender or chamomile, which are proven to aid in calming you, help with sleeping and unwinding after a hard day’s work.

  • Sleepy 

If you are feeling tired and looking for something extra to keep you perked up for the day, try a cup of green tea for a light and healthy boost of energy. If you want a bigger boost, try earl grey or breakfast teas for boosting your energy levels.

  • Bloated

Peppermint or ginger tea are well-known natural remedies for aiding digestion or treating an upset stomach. After a meal, try a perfect cup of refreshing peppermint or spicy ginger tea.

  • Indulgent

If you are feeling good and adventurous, indulge yourself in a tasty and warming cup of chai tea, infused with cardamom pods, cinnamon and ginger. The spices in the chai tea have many health benefits such as supporting your immune system, keeping your gut healthy and improving heart health.

We also have a journal dedicated to looking after your wellbeing. We'd love to hear what your favourite tea is, let us know in the comments...

Look forward to Autumn 2020 with our new collection

Welcome to our brand-new autumn collection. Circumstances have dictated that we have had to safely put together this stunning collection in a new, reworked format. This puts our clothes completely centre stage, helping to create more ideas for outfit building and layering options than ever before. Brimming with lovely new styles and updated customer favourites in beautiful autumnal hues, textures and superb fabrics, there is everything you could wish for. So, relax and choose your new season wardrobe from the comfort of home and look forward to autumn in style.

Prepare for the colder months in our wonderful outerwear with a selection of lovely warm coats and elegant jackets available in many colours. Select your favourite style from our smart single-breasted bouclé coat, rever collar coat, double-breasted bouclé coat and elegant Herringbone swing coat.

Our gorgeous must-have Italian and British heritage checked pleated skirts have returned and are perfect for the changing seasons. Our Italian checked tweed skirt looks fabulous paired with our merino turtleneck and British-made silk print scarf. Alternatively, our stunning checked pleated skirt woven in a British heritage mill works wonderfully when paired with our lambswool raglan cardigan and tuck front blouse.

Refresh your wardrobe with our versatile layers, ideal for the season, including our popular Liberty of London blouses in pretty floral print or cherry print and our warm touch floral blouse. Keep warm and comfortable at home in our luxurious and soft ribbed velour separates, including our belted cardigan, V-neck top and trousers. All designed for relaxed leisure dressing.

Complete your outfits with our stunning new accessories that will highlight the vibrant autumnal tones and patterns that feature throughout the range, including eye-catching necklaces and scarves, luxurious leather handbags and stunning earrings.

Discover more of our wide array of easy-wear, figure-flattering arrivals that you’ll want to wear time and time again. Take a look at the full collection and find that must-have item | Click here to view the new arrivals >>

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Don't forget we offer FREE UK RETURNS and sizes 8-24 across all our new styles. Want help with sizing? Click here to see our size guide >>

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Exclusive Preview of our Autumn 2020 Collection

We're revealing an exclusive preview of our Autumn 2020 collection. Take a first look at the newest trends below.

Our Autumn 2020 collection features stunning garments in beautiful autumnal hues, including warm rouge, spice, greys and neutral creams in textures and superb fabrics. Inject warmer tones into your wardrobe with our layering pieces and essentials to wear through the colder months in style.

From pretty florals to vibrant paisley, make a statement in classic patterns that have been refashioned in contemporary designs.

Our collection also introduces updated customer favourites in beautiful seasonal colours that will be perfect for all occasions.
Take a last look at our new season collection now >>

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Looking after your wellbeing

In these uncertain times, you may feel anxious, worried and bored from spending a lot of time at home, and if you are outdoors, from social distancing. We believe taking care of your wellbeing is a top priority and we have put together a few ideas which may help to look after yourself.

  • Stay connected with others as maintaining healthy relationships with people is important for your wellbeing. If you cannot meet up with your friends and family, you can arrange phone calls or make plans to video chat instead to stay in touch. If your home feels too quiet, listen to a radio station or podcast.
  • Look after your body by trying to stay active. If possible, eat healthily and drink enough water. To help clear your mind and lift your mood, go for a nice walk if you can, or if you are self-isolating, you can exercise in your garden if you have one, or by just moving around the house for a stretch.

To keep your mind active, try reading, writing, completing puzzles or doing your favourite crosswords. Our Lavender and Geranium room spray will help you relax and refresh your surroundings.

  • If you’re feeling anxious about the current circumstances or spending a lot of time at home, speaking with someone you trust who are in a similar situation will help you, and them too. If you cannot speak to someone, there are many helplines available too. You can also comfort yourself with breathing exercises, start by counting 'one, two, three, four' as you breathe in and 'one, two, three, four' as you breathe out, then repeat until you feel calmer.

Before you get into bed, use our Lavender and Geranium room spray. The fragrance also encourage relaxation, helping to unwind your mind.

We'd love to hear if you have any tips on how you’ve been coping, you’d like to share, let us know in the comments...

Summer Sale Final Reductions | Up to 70% Off

Shop our summer sale with savings of up to 70% off.

Remember to take a look at our exclusive online selection, as well as our clearance section with items from as little as £10.

Treat yourself and refresh your wardrobe with these amazing offers!

 Please be aware that stock is limited across all our sale items and that we may not have a full range of sizes in each garment.

Shop by your size in our sale category: for an easier way to shop our sale simply select your size from the bar above the sale items (for example in a size 16 and size L). This will then show only the items with your size in stock.

Please note: when ordering online, anything left in your basket for a long period of time is at risk of being lost due to high demand during sale day. Avoid disappointment and process your order all the way through as quickly as possible.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

How to use our new featured lookbooks

Discover the interesting and informative ‘inspire me’ section of our new website, created especially for you for the latest seasonal trends and style advice. This section contains our journal, lookbooks and collections pages with fresh new content throughout the year to keep you in touch with all the latest trends.

Our lookbooks page is designed to create inspiration and uncover the best of what to wear for certain seasonal events or outings. With the arrival of the new season collection, in our lookbooks page, we have put together a list of inspiring head to toe outfits to wear for this season’s occasions such as relaxing at home, family garden parties and picnics in the park with close friends.

The new featured lookbooks can be found in the inspire me section located on our menu bar. Once you clicked on 'view lookbooks' button then it will take you to the main lookbooks page where you can explore different looks for this season's occasions.

If you find an outfit you like, to view the desired look, click on 'get the look' button which will show you garments from head to toe suited to those occasions. 

On the selected occasions outfit page, you can see the full outfit, browse and shop each of the products directly from the right side. You can also hover over the blue circles scattered on the model to see the product in more detail.

Our favourite looks for the season are garden parties and picnic in the park. These garments are designed in comfortable fabrics and lovely colours that make them perfectly suitable for your favourite occasion.

Visit our new lookbooks here to see other inspirational looks or view other sections of our inspire me section such as collections or latest journals. We'd love to hear which is your favourite look from our featured lookbooks, let us know in the comments...

This Season’s Must Have Prints and Patterns

Brighten up your wardrobe with our new collection of must-have prints including feminine florals, stunning patterns and contemporary abstract designs. These versatile and relaxed designs can be worn now and as the season changes.

With a delightful French printed cotton lawn, this charming feather print blouse is perfect for every occasion. Pair with our textured trousers, worn tucked in or loose for different looks.

Featuring a pretty leaf print in crisp navy and white jersey, these separates look beautiful paired together with the matching top and skirt or with complementing plain top. Our classic fit-and-flare dress is also a gorgeous addition to your wardrobe with princess line seam shaping and short sleeves.

Complete any outfit with this fabulous vintage floral design scarf. Printed on to a silk twill square and finished with hand-rolled hems, this elegant finishing piece is made exclusively for Cotswold Collections by our local mill, Beckford Silk.

With a vibrant two-colour spot design, our jacquard jumper is expertly crafted with three-quarter sleeves and crew neck style. Pair with our soft tailored navy trousers and complete your look with the matching scarf.

We'd love to hear which is your favourite print from our spring collection, let us know in the comments...