fox and feather store Bristol

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Say hello to our new blog!

Want to find out about what's new and happening in the life of Fox + Feather? 
Well don't despair as you can visit our new fashion blog here!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

For him. From us! x

It's nearly approaching that time of year when we have to ask our nearest and dearest for Christmas present inspiration. What do you want in your stocking this year? It can be quite hard, when put on the spot, to think of that ultimate gift idea that you've been craving all year, or the perfect present to give to one who has everything or needs nothing. So, in order to make your life that little bit easier, we have added a range of  men's fashion accessories including...

We've also introduced a new line of men's grooming products that include...

and that all important Bounders Extra-Firm Moustouche Wax.

Don't forget to check out our collection of christmas gifts for him and her!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The World's Gone Plaid!

We've gone totally plaid at Fox + Feather, and we're not ashamed. As part of our menswear AW14 collection we have included a few choice check, tartan and gingham inspired shirts from Bellfield, Native Youth and Hymn. Available in our Bristol store or online now.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Girls On Film - our newest brand!

We love finding a brand that fits with the fox + feather ethos, and Girls On Film does just that. It's playful, just the right amount of quirky and very sensibly priced! Our first delivery will be arriving in store this week and we can not wait. Girls On Film is the 'sister' brand to Little Mistress, a brand we have stocked since we opened. Little Mistress is the go to brand if you love a bit of sparkle on your going out outfits. Their new brand has more of a daywear feel, with great prints and a real nod towards the latest shapes and cuts. Think floral playsuits, co-ords and statement trousers. This summer weather had given us all the perfect excuse to add some lovely new bits to our wardrobes and the arrival of Girls On Film will, I am sure, make it even harder to resist a little weekend purchase!

Here's a little peek of what's new this week. These styles are not on our website yet, but call (0117 3292575) or email ( if you want to make a purchase. We post all deliveries first class so it could be with you very soon indeed!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Father's Day Freebies!

Hello! It's G I V E A W A Y time!

It’s Father’s Day a week on Sunday and we’re running a giveaway for you to win for your dear old Dad! We know it's been way too long since we last did a giveaway, and they have always been for the girls, so we hope you like this one. We've put in some of our bestselling men's accessories, and to be fair, they are all equally as nice for girls too. We won't tell if you 'oops' forget to pass it on to Daddy dear...

The goodie bag includes all that any bloke needs to look and smell delicious!

Bellfield aviator sunglasses (£18)
Marvis cinnamon flavoured toothpaste (£6)
Musco Real Soap on a Rope (£9)

Entering is pretty easy, just LIKE and SHARE the facebook post about the comp, retweet our Twitter posts about it, or like and comment on our Instagram posts. Basically just help us spread the word! Links to all these can be found on our website.

Feel free to enter as many times as you like. On Tuesday 10th we will just put all the names in a hat and draw a random winner. This will give us enough time to get the goodies shipped to arrive in time for Father's Day and save you a shopping trip!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Summer Madness

You know those couple of weeks of blistering sunshine that signals the start of the summer? Well although a bit late this year, they've been threatening to make an appearance any day now. So in preparation for the heatwave we've been busily getting in a sunny mood and we want you to get involved too. To kick things off, we've acquired some new menswear, including vests, tees and polo shirts from Cuckoo, Native Youth and Bellfield.

But if the thought of a brand new polo shirt doesn't make you dream of alfresco refreshments as the sun sets, then these cool new prints can't fail! What says summer better than a vest top with a tropical hibsicus print, or a crisp white tee with swordfish and sailboats.

And it wouldn't be summer without the most essential and ubiquitous of all accessories, the faithful sunnies. We feel there's only one decision for guys to make when choosing the right sunglasses. Wayfarers or aviators? Luckily, we have both styles, having managed to get our hands on the latest eyewear offerings from Bellfield Clothing.

Which style would you choose? At £18 a pair, why not get both. Bring it on sun!

Friday, 2 May 2014

A little bit of love for Gloucester Road

Yesterday we had a lovely visit from Molly Jones. She is a third year UWE student studying Graphic Design. As part of her final project she has 'branded' Gloucester Road in Bristol. Our shop is just one of the many businesses that makes up this street, the longest stretch of independent businesses in Europe. She delivered us a huge stack of hand-printed carrier bags, with beautiful designs and quotes that sum up what Gloucester Road is all about. We are passionate about independent retailing and the important part they play in creating strong communities and building local connections, and as such we are very pleased to be a part of this great project.

Check out her website to see other examples of her work.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Behind the Scenes

shoes for or male model
selecting and styling the womenswear to be modelled

checking the lighting

test shots of Amy

looking from this angle you can see our shop!
Charlie ready for action!

Amy starts to pose!
Our website is becoming a popular place for our customers to get styling ideas and keep up to date with what's new stock wise in our Bristol boutique. So I thought it might be interesting to show how we create the photo's we use online, as it is a bit unusual!

All the photographs you see on our website are styled and photographed by our little team at fox + feather. We don't have a big budget so we have a few little tricks to help us along the way.

Firstly, we don't use a photography studio. Instead, at 6 o'clock when the shop has closed, we clear out our shop floor and build our own little studio 'in house'. We carry (not drag...promise...) all the tables to the sides of the shop and set up our 'infinity' back-drop. This is basically just a huge roll of paper that hangs off a big roller. We have different coloured backdrops to suit the season and style of clothes we are shooting that night.

Then the photographer (also known as Scott, my fiance and website manager!) sets up our lighting and does a few test shots to make sure everything is looking good.

Our current womenswear model is Amy Burnett. Some of you may recognise her from working in our Bristol store, she has been a part-time sales assistant with us for the last 18 months. Amy's hair is usually done by the lovely girls at AKA hairdressers who are a couple of doors down from us on Gloucester Road, Bristol. Our menswear model us currently my cousin Charlie Harrison. Charlie is studying at Bristol University and we had to bribe him with beer and pizza to do this for us! His hair is normally done by the lads at Franco's. I think maybe I'll do another post about these hair stylists, as they are all so good they deserve a bit more then a quick mention.

The styling is done by myself and Nia (a fashion student at UWE), who also works for us part-time. We pick the outfits to be shot, and then go shopping for shoes and any other props we need to complete the look. We tend to find most of our women's shoes in Office and Zara, and we normally end up in Schuh for the men's shoes.

We do the make-up ourselves, so you will notice it is pretty simple!

And that's about it. We put on some music, start taking photo's and work through the night until the job is done.

And here is what we end up with! A great selection of photo's that we can use on all our social media platforms.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Gone Fishing!

Fishermen coat by Native Youth- £65

There are a lot of boys with beards at the moment. It is obviously the new hipster look. But as far as I am concerned a good beard belongs firmly on the face of a lovely Cornish fisherman. Yeah, some boys can pull the look off, and may even look attractive (though I would still think twice before accepting a bristly kiss)  but a beard should always be accompanied by wellies or at least some well worn elbow patches. Yes? Ok maybe just me there.

My point was supposed to be about fishermen being a good style to aspire to, hipster or not. So, our new menswear range (which by the way is available in our Bristol store and our online shop) has a bit of a nautical theme. Think waterproofs, stripes and hard wearing canvas. Our pick of the collection is this fisherman jacket by Native Youth. We love the yellow sleeves and contrasting navy body, with white detailing. The trousers are also online, they are the Bellfield Cooper Chinos and they look great with the jacket and the stripe breton top (also by Native Youth). 

There you go lads- nautical look sorted!

Clare x

Friday, 21 March 2014

Brand new Brand (that's brand new)

So, we may have been away a long time, but boy, have we been working hard!

After winning Best New Business 2013 by Drapers Independents Awards we thought we had better keep ourselves busy- so they didn't regret making us winners!

So first we introduced menswear to our gorgeous Bristol boutique fashion store including great UK brands like Native Youth, Bellfield and Hymn (which we will talk more about another day...) Then we set about launching our own in house label Ragged Robin (again, more about that another day....) Then we introduced some great new brands to our womenswear range. Which is what I really wanted to tell you about. Phew!

So brand new to us is Dahlia. Dahlia are a London based fashion label, making the most pretty clothes we have ever laid our eyes on. We totally fell in love with them when we first spotted their little boutique just off Carnaby Street, London. Since then it has been my mission to introduce them to our store. Finally, it's happened and we are so pleased :) The quality is amazing, and they all have cute little details, like special trims or keyhole cutouts. We just love it.

Here is what we currently have in our Bristol store, and on our website.

Daisy Dress by Dahlia- £65

Eadie Dip Hem Dress by Dahlia- £60

Dahlia Chiffon Lace Top- £62

Right, we will be back with more news soon. Take care peeps! 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

We Love The Verity

This week the weather has taken a drastic turn and suddenly we are in Winter mode, for us here at fox + feather that can mean only one thing... a new coat! Each year we manage to justify a new coat to ourselves so we can keep warm and stay on trend and this years 60's trend combined with our love for Zooey Deschanel means we have fallen in love with this fur collared coat. Available in both forest green and burgundy, the fur collar and decorative bows give a stylish update to a flattering swing style, an item we can definitely picture Zooey wearing! We've teamed ours with one of our illustrated tee's from Bristol based artist Amber Elise and a classic black lace pencil skirt, a look that can take you from day to night.