As an avid fan of Bryl’s Boutique on Barry’s High Street, I just couldn’t wait to see what the new season had to offer. I know this could be said for any boutique but I speak from the heart and my purse, when I say that I’m never disappointed when I walk through the door.
Along with every customer, I am immediately greeted with a warm smile. I’m left to browse but Ann, Lousha or Natasha are always available to offer suggestions on what they think might suit me. It helps when boutique owners are familiar with your shape and immediately know what will flatter. I was keen to ask what I might find there this autumn.
So what can we expect from Bryl’s?
Well as you know we stock a real mix of brands, including Ted Baker, French Connection, Great Plains, Yaya, Darling, Sandwich, Masai, NYDJ and Isabella. What that means is that whether you are looking for casual every day wear, a top for a night out or something for a special occasion, we’ve got it covered. Whatever the style, the age and the budget – there really is something for everyone.
How about for this autumn/winter – can we expect to see any changes?
We are really lucky that with the brands we stock, the designers are always moving things forward to keep things fresh and on trend. We’ve also added a new brand, Joules, which offers really stylish casual wear and gorgeous but practical outer wear at affordable prices. Ooh and accessories – lots more accessories.
More accessories – I saw your eyes light up then – tell me more?
We’ve always stocked hand bags and accessories by Ted Baker, French Connection and Ugg and jewellery by Bibi Bijoux, but we’ve now got a lot more to offer. We’ve got a new range of Italian bags, which are fantastic on quality and price as they range between £49 to £59. We’ve also introduced Estella Bartlett jewellery, which is really dainty – so very on trend. With its lovely packaging – it makes gorgeous gifts.
As do our Ted Baker jewellery and watches, there’s lots of sparkle and rose gold, it all comes in a Ted Baker gift box and looks much more expensive than it is (earrings are around £25 and bracelets/ necklaces £35). Then there’s our new range of faux fur by Helen Moore – think scarves, collars, cuffs, head bands and gilets. It is absolutely stunning and we’ve had a fantastic reaction to it already. We’ve fallen in love with the stuff and we love the whole ethos of the brand too – everything is made in Britain which is really rare these days!
So what trends are ‘en vogue’?
Faux fur is massive for Autumn/Winter as are capes and ponchos. There’s also a real nod to the 70 s in lots of collections with details such as tassles and fringing.
I’m seeing lots of colour…
Yes, there is lots of colour this season. Brands like French Connection have used vibrant pop colours in purple, pink, red and acid blonde. The dominating colour for Ted Baker this season is purple and there is also lots of berry around – that’s really on trend. Those who don’t like colour don’t need to worry though as there are still plenty of the classic winter colours – grey, black, cream and loads of navy too.
How about footwear? What are Ugg Australia doing this season?
We’ve got a really wide selection of Uggs again this year. We are still doing the classic styles that Ugg are famous for but we’ve also moved things on with a wide range of fashion boots. We’ve got a real mix from Chelsea boots to high heeled shoe boots. The great thing about the fashion Uggs is that they are really stylish yet they are so comfortable too.
What do you think brings your customers back to you time and time again?
Our prices are competitive and we have a fantastic range of quality brands that our customers have come to rely on. We also get to know our customers, what they like and what suits their body shape and will suggest items that we know will work for them. As well as that we absolutely love what we do so hopefully that shines through.
7 High Street, Barry
Vale Of Glamorgan
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