Posted on: Aug 31, 2014,  Categories: Fashion, Lifestyle & Events

HURRAH! Unbelievably, one of my favourite shoe designers of all time – Terry De Havilland has opened up his own store in Newcastle!


I previously met Terry De Havilland, known as the ‘rock and roll cobbler’ when I visited him and his lovely wife Liz down in their studio in London, during London Fashion Week (previous blog post here). Since then he’s opened a store in London, with a launch party attended by Kate Moss, Noel Gallagher & Sadie Frost and now he’s opened up his second branch in Jesmond, Newcastle!


The store is just the right size and showcases his new collection plus a few sample sale gems (ahoy there bargain!). I headed there after-hours to take a sneak peek (oh and maybe try on some shoes, of course).


The store features some incredible show stopping shoes (including these AMAZING boots) as well as some of his classics like the silver Margaux wedges.

With a matching dog (specially made, all the way from France), these pink Zap wedges stood out a mile for me. The yellow heels in the collection were originally made for Amy Winehouse and are just spectacular.


I’m always of the opinion that if it’s the last pair of shoes and in your size, well it’s fate…. PLUS they matched my nail polish!



Their new boutique is located on Clayton Road in Jesmond and is well worth hunting out. Watch out for some very special events coming soon too!

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014,  Categories: Fashion, Lifestyle & Events

Sad sad news – Attica in Newcastle has decided to close up shop after 31 years. It’s been popular with vintage lovers, celebrities and national press across the years and is one of Newcastle’s best hidden shops. I’ve also mentioned it before on Grazia (article here)

Nestled on High Bridge Street, it’s like an Aladdin’s Cave of beautiful clothing, accessories and home-ware across the decades.

attica vintage

It’s been a treasure trove and I’m utterly devastated to see it go as it really was a jewel in Newcastle’s shopping crown. However, it’s going out with a bang with a MASSIVE closing down sale, with everything to go including everything they had in storage. Their very last day is Saturday 30th August where they’ll also be having a bit of a knees up so make sure you pop in to experience this beautiful store first hand, if you’ve never ever been before!

attica vintage newcastle

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