Let’s start with shoes! You’ll find some absolute beauties at Zapatos on Regent Street. The store itself takes on the air of a Milanese boutique, all clean lines, glass shelves and rows of exquisite shoes. Sandra stocks high-fashion designers such as Capollini, Calpierre and Rupert Sanderson but also the youthful, funkier brands like Geox and Ash. With Italian leather handbags, gloves and other accessories, Zapatos is simply a gorgeous shopping experience. Have a look in Mozimo on King Street, especially if you’re looking for shoes for holidays or every-day wear. They stock an excellent range of high-quality brands such as Fit-Flops, Gabor and Birkenstocks. They also sell beautiful leather handbags by Peter Keiser. If you love bright colours, Mozimo is the store for you! Glamorous on King Street, has a great range of unique and often bejewelled, ballet pumps and sandals. One gets the Ibiza feeling when passing Glamorous‘ window, I frequently get whip-lash. Both The Wedding Gallery and the Wedding Boutique, have beautiful shoes, for both brides and bridesmaids.
On to clothes… The boutiques of Knutsford supply a whole range of leading brands for all types of budget, here’s a taster: Willow on Knutsford’s King Street has three floors of beautiful clothes and accessories. The shop itself oozes cool sophistication but also manages to make one feel welcome and relaxed. Janice and Michelle stock brands such as Farhi, by Nicole Farhi, Isabel de Pedro, Paul by Paul Smith, Armani Jeans, Marella and Part Two. The accessories are to die for. Beautiful necklaces, ring and bracelets and Willow’s bags range from stunning clutches to oversized slouchy leather bags, there’s so much choice.
Attending a wedding this Summer? Then pop into Glamorous on King Street, as they have great Summer dresses of varying hemlines from designers like Lipsy and Rare; they’ve nailed the Ibiza, lux-hippy look with a range of maxi dresses, matching shrugs and wraps and don’t forget those ballet pumps …. Speaking of weddings, Boutique D’Or, also on King Street, specialises in sophisticated occasion-wear, an ideal stop for the Mother-of-the-Bride or anyone feeling an elegant rather than ‘street’ feel, is a better fit. Sally, who is friendly and ultra-intuitive, stocks the most beautiful scarves and accessories, with designer labels such as Luisa Cerano, Basler, Passigati and Erfo, one’s seasonal wardrobe can be organised in one stop.
Fall Woman on King Street is the perfect stop for finding unique and individual pieces. Fall’s window frequently features a statement dress, usually an Italian design, which one will find irresistible! Fall Woman stocks Guido Lombardi, Annette Gortz, Oska, Bitte Rai Rand and Vilagallo, to name but a few.
One of the longest standing clothes retailers in Knutsford is Broadbents. They feature Betty Barclay, Gerry Weber and Capri, but also sell an amazing array of beautiful accessories, and high quality leather bags. Great for hosiery and underwear too, Broadbents has a great reputation in Knutsford for good reason.
Every woman wants the perfect pair of jeans, and no one knows the science of denim like Lucy at Cocaranti. Open since late 2012, this (almost) hidden gem in the Cotton Yard in Knutsford stocks carefully chosen premium brand jeans such as 7 for Mankind, Hudson, American Vintage and Duffy and also features gorgeous casual wear from designers such as Wildfox, Velvet, and Splendid. Owner of Cocaranti, Lucy Willder spearheads the Knutsford Loves Fashion event to be expected later this year, which showcases all of Knutsford’s most glamorous outlets and she should know…
Looking for designer lingerie or swimwear? Bare Necessities will be the store for you. Also on King Street, Bare Necessities is the first independent specialist lingerie and swimwear supplier in Knutsford. Can you believe that up to 77% of women are not wearing a bra that fits correctly? Well, Bare Necessities has a measuring service. They stock brands such as Marie-Jo, Freya Lingerie, Fantasie, and Empreinte and swimwear brands such as Save the Queen and Seafolly – who needs Selfridges eh? They have figure-flattering shapes for every pet body-peeve and give great advice on the best shapes and colours to go for.
With really helpful and friendly staff who give great style advice, Riva is your destination for menswear in Knutsford. I recently purchased two shirts as gifts (sans husband) in Riva, armed with just a description and no measurements, John and Gary were so friendly and patient. The shirts fitted perfectly equalling very happy husband! Stocking brands such as Hugo Boss, Gant, Lyle & Scott, Eton, and Roy Robson and Hugo Boss accessories, Riva is a favourite for the men (and women) of Knutsford and beyond.
Although Knutsford is known for it’s independent boutiques, many of the leading retail stores have found homes here too. In Knutsford you will find, Laura Ashley, Barbour, a Jaeger Outlet, Jojo Maman Bebe, Rohan, Golfino and Fatface.
With it’s gorgeous boutiques selling a wide range of designer brands, Knutsford is a most certainly a destination for shoppers who care about great service and beautiful clothes and accessories. With no shortage of independent eateries to stop for refreshment, historic Knutsford is the place to shop fashion, all here in the heart of beautiful Cheshire.