Cotswold Collections Journal

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    The Essential Edit

    We are excited to unveil our new versatile essential range, including every piece you’ll need to build your trusted, timeless wardrobe. Designed in complementing tones and comfortable styles to suit every occasion, these essential pieces can be worn throughout the year to coordinate with all of our collections. Our luxurious range contains T-shirts, turtlenecks, trousers, cardigans and skirts, all of which are available in a variety of colours and lengths and are machine washable.

    Mix and match effortlessly with the essential edit and tie your look together with the beautiful coordinating heritage silk scarf. All of the essential edit garments are designed in the UK.

    T-shirts

    Build the foundation of your wardrobe with our pure 100% cotton T-shirts, available in five colours over three styles and two lengths; regular and tunic. Our practical and stylish collections of T-shirts are made in easy-care natural fibre.

    Pima crewneck top
    Our superior pima crewneck cotton top is styled with three-quarter sleeves and is available in snowdrop, navy and natural.

    Pima V-neck top
    Our 100% pima cotton top is styled with a bound V-neckline, three-quarter sleeves and is available in natural, snowdrop and navy.

    Crewneck top
    Our short sleeved cotton top is styled with a bound crewneck, and is available in mid blue and white.

    Turtlenecks

    Our soft turtlenecks are fully fashioned, made in quality Italian-spun merino wool and are available in mid grey, blue and pebble mélange.

    Cardigans

    Our classic cardigans are the perfect layering piece, made in 100% extrafine merino wool with real pearl buttons. These stunning cardigans are fully fashioned and available in mid grey, pebble and blue mélange.

    Trousers

    Our soft tailored trousers are made using easy-care fabric and yarns, accessible in navy, grey and mocha. The elegant trousers are lined to the knee and available in length 27", 29" and 31.5".

    Skirts

    Our fully lined essential skirts have ten gently flared panels in a soft easy-care fabric. These beautiful skirts are available in three colours; mocha, grey and navy and length 27", 29" and 31.5".

    Take a look at the full essential edit to enhance the foundations of your year round wardrobe. 'Click here'       

    Buyers favourites from our Spring 2020 Collection

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

    “Our relaxed textured jacket and trousers in a beautiful shade of sand can be dressed up or down for versatile styling. This effortlessly chic jacket can be paired together with our classic trousers and contemporary striped blouse for a perfect day outfit. For stylish holiday dressing, you can combine the jacket with casual coloured trousers and a plain jersey top”.

    “For a comfortable relaxed look, our superbly soft jersey jacket with luxurious fleece lining is my ideal choice for spring layering. This elegant jacket works wonderfully when paired with our chic striped top and tones perfectly with our trousers and skirt”.

    “I enjoyed working on the colour layout of this patterned stitch on our tonal knit jumper. This top truly reminded me of 1940’s knitwear/Land girls. The two fresh shades of eau de nil are highlighted through the Ivory and it has a soft mélange dove grey added into tone. It looks fabulous paired with our matching bottoms for a wonderful casual outfit or wear head to toe with our soft jacket”.

    Working with our Italian hat factory on an extremely hot day, we came up with a wider brimmed hat based on our usual small summer woven hat. This new style offers a little more protection from the sun. It also has a wonderful soft stiffened edge to the brim which you can style in many flattering ways. The gorgeous hat is made from concentric woven braid, becoming a packable design to put in your handbag for travel”.

    “Newly designed and made for us in England, our luxurious and versatile silk crêpe-de-chine square is printed with a classic spot pattern with a twist of different sizes of polka dots. This beautiful scarf will make an elegant addition to your accessories collections”.

    “Pastel shades are still enjoying a spike in popularity. One shade that is on-trend now is lilac, which will bring a soft side to spring and summer looks. My favourite head to toe outfit in this very flattering and popular hue is our cotton textured stripe jumper paired with our classic lilac trousers”.

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

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    This Season's Must Have Prints

    Welcome spring into your wardrobe with this season’s must-have prints including eye-catching spring florals and contemporary abstract prints. Transform your collection with our latest pieces that have been designed with the perfect smart and feminine prints.

    Floral print blouse

    In a fresh cotton flower print, this charming notch neck blouse in a gorgeous spring colour is perfect for every occasion. Styled with three-quarter raglan sleeves, buttoned cuffs and bust dart shaping. Pair with our classic trousers, worn tucked in or loose for different looks. 

    Printed Jersey Skirt

    Covered in a smart contemporary abstract print, this easy-care skirt is ideal for travel being crush-free. With bright splashes of colour, this skirt can be dressed up or down, worn with the matching top or with complementing plain tops.

    Floral jacket

    Make a statement in our luxurious jacket made in a floral velveteen Italian fabric. The vivid print portrays gorgeous blooms bedecking a dusky pink base, in soft taupe and pink hues. Each jacket is unique due to the distribution of the pattern.

    Leaf print Jersey scarf

    Featuring a pretty tropical leaf print, this double-sided jersey scarf is the ideal finishing piece for both casual and occasion looks. See our matching separates in the same striking pattern. 

    Wrap front dress

    This stunning pull-on jersey dress with a figure-flattering mock wrap front is the perfect day to night dress. The uplifting bold print in a deep colour will add a touch of brightness into your wardrobe. Made in easy to wear crush free jersey, this three-quarter sleeved dress has a scoop-necked front under-piece.

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

    Season trends - Spring 2020

    The spring breeze has arrived here at Cotswold Collections with the introduction of our most recent range.

    Springtime brings a fresh, new collection and striking trends to refresh your wardrobe. From feminine florals, pastel hues, statement accessories and stunning patterns, find all your spring outfits here. Get ready to be inspired by this season's trends and styles you will want to wear for the months ahead.

    Pretty Florals

    We all like to add a feminine floral touch into our spring wardrobe. This season’s florals come in soft, vibrant hues and delicate patterns. Make a statement in our printed jacket featuring a vivid seasonal floral print, or go for a delicate look such as our popular liberty print tunic and skirt.

    Pastel colours

    This season our collection features a selection of soft pastel separates, allowing you to mix and match effortlessly for all occasions. Our matching separates, in the gentle shade of eau de nil, can be a refreshing addition to your wardrobe.

    Beautiful beige

    Tonal dressing using a soft colour like sand is a trend that is stylish and versatile for all seasons. By combing different shades, this style can make any outfit look chic and luxurious. Wear the look head to toe with our textured jacket and the matching trousers.

    Delightfully Dotty

    For a modern take this spring, make polka dots your choice of print. Whether your preference is perfectly round or more of a 'splatter', make a statement with our stunning designs such as figure-flattering mock wrap front dress or in our wonderful spring weight printed skirt.

    Statement Additions

    Beautiful and sumptuous accessories will complete your look perfectly. Add an element of personality to your outfits with a statement necklace, scarf, hat, earrings or even a mixture of them all!

    Which trends are your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

    Look forward to Spring 2020 with our new collection

    Our stunning new collection for Spring is exclusively designed in and inspired by the delightful Cotswolds. This gorgeous new collection has all the dresses, skirts, trousers, knitwear and tops to help you layer up or pair down to suit the elements. 

    Feminine, flattering, well cut shapes in fresh, clean shades are enlivened with bold pops of colour and patterns, both floral and geometric, with lovely textures and details. Created with your comfort and style in mind, there are complementing coat and jackets, both casual and smart, to weather proof your look for warmth and elegance. Beautiful accessories will complete your look. Have a look at our new collection to get the spring feeling with our newest styles and trends. 

    Start building your spring layering pieces with our light and elegant warm jacket with gentle body shaping shown below. 

    Inspired by classic French design in a tweed-effect textured basket stitch, our elegant knitted jacket is the perfect transition piece to bring into your spring wardrobe. This textured jacket works wonderfully when paired with our superior quality pima cotton interlock top, made for us in Portugal and our beautiful trousers made with a hint of stretch for comfort.

    In a lovely spring green leaf print, our stylish three-quarter sleeved princess line dress skims the body and finishes with a pretty flared hemline. Add the finishing touch to this dress, with our gorgeous hand-knotted amber-effect necklace, made for us in Italy.

    Our fully reversible seasonal jacket is perfect to accompany you on rainy days. With chic and sophisticated styling our wonderful quilted jacket is also extremely practical, being fully reversible to a pretty printed option. It looks fabulous paired with our cotton textured knit top and classic smart taupe trousers, available in three lengths. 

    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 >>                                                                                                                            

    Watch our Spring video for some wonderful outfit inspiration.

    Become the face of Cotswold Collections! Have you been snapped wearing our clothes or accessories? For your chance to be featured on our social media platforms please send your photos to custserv@cotswoldcollections.com

    Take a look at our Pinterest to see what inspired our latest collection >>
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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 Spring 2020 Collection

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

    Our Spring 2020 collection features feminine spring patterns in a beautiful mix of both cool and warm tones. Revealing layering pieces and essentials to take you through to the next season.

    Watch the exclusive preview of our Spring 2020 video above.

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    A day in the life of our Mail Order and Customer Services Manager

     

    Our Mail Order and Customer Services Manager, Paula, started with Cotswold Collections 15 years ago as a part-time customer services operator when she had two young sons at home. Today, she oversees the operations of the department and says that “no two days are ever the same! They are as individual and unique as the customers that call”.

    Supporting her in the day-to-day running is her Assistant Mail Order Manager, Natalie and Assistant Customer Service Manager, Sharman as well as a loyal, helpful and diligent team of 18. First thing in the morning, after grabbing a cup of coffee, Paula ensures that all the team members of the day have arrived and are organised for the expected days calls.

    Once everyone is happy and settled, Paula then begins her days tasks, including responding to any emails as well as reviewing the previous days sales to see if we have reached the daily target. Although each day is never the same as the last, Paula has a variety of tasks to undertake; from creating and managing ever changing rota’s, overseeing department operations, reviewing timesheets, liaising with all other departments, training on new system procedures, responding to enquiries and queries, and of course, answering incoming calls.

    Each member of the team also has their own individual tasks along with answering calls and these can include: responding to customer emails, requesting catalogues and arranging postage of them, processing returns and exchanges including the paperwork as well as requesting alterations and organising shipments of customer orders.

    Paula says “within each role here you have to be adaptable and versatile as each day brings new challenges and you can have requests of any sort arise at any moment. Every phone call can bring a different challenge to an operator, they need to have the ability to respond and adapt effectively and efficiently. Having good, reliable product knowledge and being up-to-date on product availability is vital to the smooth running of the department”.

    In customer services, as the first point of contact for many of our customers, the philosophy is ‘a smile within a voice’. This means providing friendly and welcoming first-class customer service to every individual. Whether they’ve been purchasing from Cotswold Collections for many years, or if they’re a first-time customer. Paula says “we want everyone to feel happy, confident and assured during every call. It’s important to us to identify with customers to provide a personal service and we pride ourselves on our fast response time, so our valued customers aren’t kept waiting even on our busy sale days! I’m very lucky to have such a brilliant team that are lovely, diligent and believe in our ethos”.

    The department has recently experienced exciting new challenges as Cotswold Collections has launched in America. Changes have included the growth of the team to include staff who work remotely in order to accommodate the time difference. “This has posed lively challenges for us as a whole and it’s incredibly exciting to be part of a new venture” says Paula.

    When asked what the best part of her role here is at Cotswold Collections, Paula responded “simply, it’s the customer. They are at the heart of what we do in every department. I love being one of the first points of contact for our lovely ladies and speaking to the vast range of customers we have. I  always enjoy being able to sort out any concern for them efficiently and promptly too”.

    Is there something you’d love to learn about what we do here at Cotswold Collections? Let us know in the comments below…

    Winter Sale | Up to 60% Off | Final Reductions

    Shop our Winter sale with savings of up to 60% 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!

    New Year, New Season, New Patterns!

    Look forward to the New Year and revamp your wardrobe with the bright contemporary prints in our Early Spring 2020 collection!

    Patterns have been a staple part of fashion history, in East Asia the earliest surviving example of Woodblock printing dates back to 220AD. Then in 1860 William Jennings Demorest and Ellen Louise Demorest revolutionised the industry by introducing sewing patterns. Over the years there have been many revivals of the ‘classic’ prints and they have certainly sustained their popularity throughout each decade.

    This year is no exception to the trend, and we’re looking forward to bringing you key pieces, thoughtfully created by our designers in the heart of the Cotswold’s and styled to suit you…

    Showcasing a fabulously modern geometric floral print, these gorgeous jersey separates look beautiful paired together and can be effortlessly coordinated with pieces from your existing wardrobe.


    The classic polka dot motif has been refashioned on this intriguing French soft blouse, perfect for all occasion wear as well as a layering piece over a t-shirt. It also looks stunning with the complementing silk and cotton scarf, printed for us in England.


    Florals are always wonderfully feminine, and we have a lovely selection in our latest collection. For a lighter piece to wear throughout the season into summer and beyond, take a look at our soft, warm blouse featuring a charming French botanical print. Add a stylish layer to your ensembles with our luxuriously warm jacquard cardigan which showcases an eye-catching floral design in a bright spring hue.

    Chic and luxurious, our fully fashioned mélange jumper has a feature front panel of jacquard knit in three lovely colours creating a wonderful stripe effect pattern.

    Which print from our latest collection is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below…

    Transition towards Spring with ease with our latest arrivals

    Our lightweight insulating layers, natural fibres and attractive textures are all designed in easy, comfortable wear-me-now styles, perfect for easing the process of transitioning through the season change.

    Keep warm on those chiller days of the season in cosy, warming pieces like our pure lambswool cardigan, knitted in the softest machine washable yarn in a glorious blue shade and styled with a lovely chevon stitch fashioning.

    Be prepared for unpredictable weather changes in our practical and stylish coats, perfect for protecting you against the elements while being light enough to carry or pack if needed. Our reversible insulated down coat is brilliantly versatile with the two options for wear and is quilted for excellent warmth.

    Glorious, bright, spring inspired tones feature throughout the collection in a range of styles and will instantly transcend your look into Spring. Made in pure wool woven in a British heritage fabric, our gorgeous lovat hue tweed jacket has a subtle check weave and is a lovely, uplifting finishing layer.

    Beautiful feminine florals have been a staple in spring/summer fashion for a while now and this year we have refashioned these favourites. Our delightful Italian print chiffon skirt showcases a stunning hydrangea design in eye-catching tones of green and blue. The unique, almost geometric pattern of our floral jersey separates is a lovely alternative to the classic design and can be worn together for a pretty ensemble or paired with plains from your existing wardrobe.

    We'd love to hear which pieces are your favourites from our Early Spring collection, let us know in the comments below...

    Look forward to Early Spring 2020 with our new collection

    Start your new year in style with our latest arrivals that showcase our premium quality fabrics, easy-wear comfortable fits and striking designs. Look towards the fresh season and begin building the foundation of your wardrobe with our beautiful mix of cool or warm spring tones in natural fibres and blends.

    Enliven your outfits with our brighter hues and elevate your look in pieces inspired by seasonal trends such as bold geometric prints and feminine floral patterns.

    Keep warm in our wonderful lightweight layers, elegantly matched with essential separates which can be simply paired down for chic dressing when the weather warms.

    Finally, the gorgeous soft textures of the pieces emphasise their quality and luxury while also adding interest to their subtle colours.

    Our Early Spring collection has been carefully created to encompass and reflect the changing season, while sustaining our premium quality, stylish designs and flattering fits.

    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 >>

    Watch our Early Spring video for some wonderful outfit inspiration.

    Become the face of Cotswold Collections! Have you been snapped wearing our clothes or accessories like the lovely lady below? For your chance to be featured on our social media platforms please send your photos to custserv@cotswoldcollections.com

    Take a look at our Pinterest to see what inspired our latest collection >>
    Follow us on Facebook here >>
    Tweet us on Twitter >>
    View our Instagram page >>

    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 >>

    For more interesting updates and special offers, sign up for our email newsletters here >>

    Exclusive Preview of our Early Spring 2020 Collection

    The weather outside may be frightful, but hopefully this exclusive preview of our Early Spring collection will brighten your day!

    Build the beginnings of your spring wardrobe with ease while welcoming in the New Year. Glorious seasonal tones, including stunning pinks, neutral creams and cooler blues will gracefully brighten and add variation to your look.

    From geometric patterns to ditsy florals, make a statement in classic prints that have been refashioned in contemporary designs.

    Keep warm through the season and beyond in insulating lightweight layers which we have coordinated with essential pieces that can be effortlessly paired down with ease as the weather begins to warm.

    We’re excited to soon be sharing the full collection with you, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas!

    Take a last look at our Christmas collection now >> 

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