Christmas is most definitely on it's way and with our huge tree already in place (and even bigger than last year) we are gradually getting ready for the festive season!
Most notably, our collection of zinc houses have arrived, and after numerous requests and a very busy weekend, they are going quickly!
These delightful little houses look stunning with a glowing light or candle inside, and are the perfect decoration for Christmas time! Available in lots of shapes and sizes, you could choose just one or two to take home, or go all out and make your very old model village!
With plenty more beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts in store; including paper baubles, glittery candles, zinc mistletoe and even our very own elves, i gigi General Store will continue to gain speed in the race to Christmas, as always in our very own bespoke way!
Come and visit us in store soon and get your Christmas shopping underway!
from the i gigi team xx
'Meet the Designers' Day - Friday 15th November
Visit i gigi Women's Boutique on Friday 15th November for our exclusive 'Meet the Designers' Day and enjoy a rare opportunity to meet with two of Brighton's talented designers: Anna Pugh, of Anna Pugh Bags and Ali Mapletoft, of Age of Reason. Bringing along their latest collections, these fabulous locals have been a popular feature within i gigi Women's Boutique for sometime, and we are delighted to have the, as part of our 'Meet the Designers' Day!
About the Designers...
Anna Pugh, based in Brighton, designs an amazing collection of bags, clutches and purses, all of which are individually hand crafted in leather. Her trademark clutch bags feature lovingly scalloped edging and vintage brooches that Anna sources herself from local vintage fairs, making each one unique.
Designer Ali Mapletoft, a former London film-maker, created unexpected imagery in her studio in Hove, using bold strokes of pen and ink on paper. Taking inspiration from literature, punk culture and art, she applies a quintessentially British sense of humour to the creative process. Hidden motifs and surprises are Ali's signatures. Age of Reason produces two fashion collections a year and in addition they add to their permanent collection seasonally, as well as producing special limited edition pieces.
Exclusive 10% Discount...
As a special treat for all of our equally fabulous customers, visit us at i gigi Women's Boutique on Friday 15th November for our 'Meet the Designers' Day, and as well as meeting this talented two can also enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on both Anna Pugh's and Age of Reasons' bespoke collections!
They are perfect for kitchen use, serving platters or you can even hang them in your kitchen on their leather and string straps and enjoy a bit of rustic charm in your kitchen.
Alternatively of course, with Christmas fast approaching, they would make the perfect gift too!
See you soon!
from the i gigi team
It's not everyday that small independent businesses get accolades from coveted awards celebrations, but this year both i gigi General Store and i gigi Women's Boutique have been shortlisted for the Drapers Independents Awards 2013.
After preliminary judging by Drapers editorial staff, nearly forty innovative businesses from across the UK have made it through to make the contenders' shortlist; with i gigi General Store being shortlisted for the Lifestyle Independent of the Year Award, and i gigi Women's Boutique being shortlisted for The VIA-A-VIZ Womenswear Independent of the Year Award.
We are very proud to have both our stores featured in the shortlists and are very excited about attending the glittering ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton in London on Thursday 7th November, where the winners will be announced.
In the meantime, we are busy preparing for the fast approaching Christmas season, and look forward to seeing you in store very soon!
Wish us luck!
from the i gigi team xx
Throughout our 16 years in business, i gigi General Store and Women's Boutique have been fortunate enough to be featured in numerous magazines, published all over the world!
In an effort to keep our customers up to date on our latest features, we thought we'd draw your attention to our most recent appearance in Heart Home Magazine, which tells the story of how i gigi came to be, what's been accomplished in the last year and what the future holds.
"We're visionaries so we try to see things as a whole thing rather than individual pieces. For us it's about creating an environment all the time." Zoe
i gigi's style is perhaps unique, but we simple do what we love! Reading kind words and seeing beautiful pictures about our stores published in the pages of a magazine, is something that never fails to thoroughly excite the whole team!
You can find more i gigi press cuttings on our website, and as always we look forward to seeing you all in store soon!
i gigi General Store is never short of cushions; velvet, antique linen and hand-sewn lace to name but a few.
However, our recent influx of hand painted, silk cushions are quite something to behold. Each cushion‘s individuality gives the stunning effect of watercolour, with each subtle tone running into the other.
Available in a variety of colours; beautiful blues and greys, vintage pink hues and gorgeous greens, these stunning cushions make for the perfect final touch to any room that needs that extra special something.
With the new season (and new weather) upon up, we have a continuous stream of new collections arriving in the General Store, so come and visit us to find those missing pieces for your home!
Look forward to seeing you soon!
From the i gigi team xx
There's been a lot of change in our General Store this month, and our new look in the shop continues to enjoy praise from our ever complimentary customers.
Whilst many classic pieces remain, the General Store has had an injection of new stock, with particularly exciting arrivals from India.
This beautiful antique collection of furniture and home items, showcases deliciously dark wood with accents of gorgeous greens and blues from the remains of the original paint work.
With stunning trunks, cabinets and wooden carvings in the collection, each piece has it’s own charm and character, complementing any style with their individuality.
Visit us in the General Store to check out all of our new home, furniture and gift items.
And don’t forget to check out our Online Catalogue in the meantime.
From i gigi team xx
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July has flown by and it’s hard to believe that we move into August this week, but with lots of sunshine, beach time and even a new royal Prince making July a month to remember, we are feeling a spring in our step!
i gigi has been a hub of activity this month with our busy General Store Basement Sale ending on Sunday and the Women’s Boutique Summer Sale just getting started, and there’s plenty more planned for August.
In true i gigi style, we will be changing things around to keep you guessing, and with so many beautiful items having made their way out of our store and into their new homes, it’s time for us to really jazz things up!
Tomorrow, Tuesday 30th July, our General Store and Café will be closed all day whilst it gets a cheeky facelift along with lots of new pieces being brought in! Business resumes as usual on Wednesday 31st July when you can check out our revived look for yourself!
Our Summer Sale is well under way and there are plenty of stunning items to get you looking fabulous over the summer holidays, with lots of light linens and cottons, beautiful bags and accessories along with simply gorgeous jewels that you can add to any outfit!
For the latest updates you can also follow i gigi on Facebook and Twitter!
See you soon
The i gigi team xx
It’s been a hectic month in i gigi General Store with our Basement Sale, and with ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT to bag a bargain you wouldn’t want to miss it!
ALL ITEMS MUST GO, so in true bargain basement style, we are giving our lovely customers up to 75% off and a real opportunity to walk away with some great deals!
Visit us in store, riffle through our treasures and seize this final opportunity to bag a bargain from our Basement Sale and take away some gems!
And, with the summer sun making for happy days by the seaside, August promises to revive i gigi General Store with lots of fabulous new home, furniture and gift collections to excite and inspire!
Look forward to seeing you all soon!
From the i gigi team xx
We’re always finding beautiful new pieces to bring to i gigi general store for you, and with so much fabulous furniture, home and gift items finding their way into our little store, we are having a very special Basement Sale to make some room!
Starting on Saturday 22nd June, our Basement Sale will have plenty of bespoke furniture, unique home items, gorgeous gifts, fabrics and cushions to browse through in our general store. Make the most of this one off sale and take away something special to add to your home!
And there’s more! As so many of our customers ask after pieces once they leave the shop floor, we thought we’d give you a permanent insight to the items that aren’t in the store anymore by launching our brand new online Attic Sale!
This permanent new feature will soon be available to snoop through on i gigi’s Online Catalogue, and with the piece’s changing on a regular basis, you may stumble across a hidden gem, or find exactly what you’re looking for!
We look forward to seeing you all in store soon for the Basement Sale, and in the meantime you can always visit our Online Catalogue for the latest arrivals, and the Attic Sale will soon ensure that you don’t miss a thing!
From the i gigi team xx
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