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Bring us your bags!

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with your unused designer handbags, we have the answer. We buy pre-loved designer bags both instore and remotely, and you can earn up to 70% of the selling price, sometimes more. When I started my business I had visions of a petite boutique retailing fabulous pre-loved clothing, bags, […]

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3 Reasons we have Nothing to Wear.

  The phrase “I have nothing to wear!” has become a common complaint among women despite the fact that their wardrobes are full of clothes. Did you know that the average woman in the UK owns about 95 items of clothing, nearly half of which remain unworn? This suggests that women have more than enough […]

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Why we love Zara

We see a lot of preloved Zara fashion coming into the store, and whereas we usually sell more upmarket, designer brands, we just can’t help falling in love with all the items people bring in to sell with us from Zara, and sell they do! What it is about Zara that we love so much? […]

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In the news. Manchester Evening News February 2023.

In February 2023 we were featured in The Manchester Evening News in its article about Prestbury village and all it has to offer, from its super rich residents, to its bars, restaurants and independent shops where you can bag a second-hand designer bargain at a fabulous price. Read the full article here.

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Everyone’s a network marketer. But most don’t know it.

Word of mouth recommendations and customer testimonials are highly valued assets for any business, brand or marketer. If we can capture other people ‘singing our praises’, based on their personal opinion of what we are selling, it’s priceless material for organisations to capitalise on. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been doing it most of our […]

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We love that The Queen wears it twice… including her Gucci loafers!

Royalty, we expect to see them in a new outfit every time they step out, but that’s not actually true of The Queen, and certainly not true of Kate either. As far back as the 1960s The Queen re-wore her custom-made gowns to high profile events, and in 2020 Princess Beatrice borrowed a Norman Hartnell […]

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Imagine Winning This Amazing Beatles Prize?

To celebrate the launch of Suzan Holder’s debut book ‘Shake it up Beverley’, we have teamed up to giveaway an exciting prize for any Beatles fan!  It includes: Limited Edition John Lennon x Mont Blanc Pen & 7” Single Boxed Gift Set worth £1000. Personalised, signed copy of ‘Shake it up Beverley’ by Author Suzan […]

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7 Iconic designer handbags and the women who inspired them.

Handbags, a thing of beauty for some, a practical holdall for others, or maybe it’s the best of both. At Dress Cheshire we see so many second-hand, preowned, designer handbags coming into the shop, and it brings us so much joy when we see a classic land. Here are 7 of our favourites that have […]

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Cheshire Living January 2022

Dress to Impress. You can read our latest article in Cheshire Living Magazine’s January issue! Grab your copy or click here.  

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Fashion Store of The Year 2021

Stop Press! We WON Fashion Store of The Year in 2021. Due to Coronavirus we were unable to attend any kind of proper event last year, however we did manage to get a quick video link when we collected our trophy to give our thanks!  You can see that here! Our thanks to Prestige Awards for […]

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My top tips for a less stressed you.

Small changes make a big difference. I don’t know about you, but this last lockdown felt more tedious and harder work to cope with than the first. Was it because of the dreary, cold weather? The darker evenings? Or were we all generally feeling a bit more fed up about it all? Making a few small […]

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Know. Like. Trust.

Know. Like. Trust. It’s a well-known phrase. Get to know someone and if you like them, you’ll probably trust them too. Most of you know a bit more about me than I know about you. You’re here for a start! 125 members have joined my Tropic Facebook Group ‘Christine Colbert’s Club Tropic’ since I started […]

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Destination Prestbury village, Cheshire. What’s on the high street.

Prestbury Village, my favourite staycation destination! A few years ago Prestbury Village Cheshire was a wash with To-Let signs and empty shop fronts, however things have changed. It’s really good to see the high street thriving with so much on offer for villagers and visitors, even in pandemic times. And as we have started to […]

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Time to sell your preowned designer handbags?

How many handbags do we really need? Are you thinking of saying goodbye to your preowned designer handbags? What is it about our handbags that has us hanging onto them when we no longer use them?   Some people are happy to have one practical handbag they use every day, whilst others have a whole […]

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Step into 2020 feeling good – about you.

It’s not only a new year, but a whole new decade.  100 years ago, the 20s was known as ‘The Roaring 20s’ a decade of change that started with a roar and ended with a crash.  It brought political change, flare and freedom for women and advances in science and technology.  Also known as ‘The […]

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Designers we love – Christian Dior

Christian Dior. With women growing tired of the masculine clothing styles that reigned supreme during the war years, Christian Dior’s New Look provided a welcome breath of fresh air and femininity. Christian Dior was born into a wealthy family on 21 January 1905 in Normandy, France and by the age of 20 was selling his […]

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Designers we love – Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel. Everyone wants a piece of Chanel in their wardrobe, well we do anyway. It’s probably one of the most iconic brands in the world, with some preloved items attracting many more thousands of pounds than their original selling price. Owning a Chanel is like owning a piece of fashion history, but most of […]

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Designers we love – Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen. Famous for powerful, shocking and sometimes even disturbing runway shows, McQueen was a bold designer never afraid of criticism. He was inspired by a range of topics from politics to nature and his designs blurred the lines between fashion and art. His unexpected death in 2010 left shock and sadness around the world. […]