Inked Shop Review

Usually I only tend to review businesses from here in the UK but as this is a fashion related post, I’ve decided to go international as I absolutely love this brand!

Inked Shop, based in the United States, provides women’s and men’s clothing, merchandise and homeware from many alternative designers. They offer reasonable International Shipping although be aware you may need to pay a customs charge on delivery.

I absolutely love the different designers on Inked Shop and I especially enjoy anything Disney related. So imagine my delight when I came across this Frozen inspired T-shirt by Black Market Art! I absolutely love it. The design is so cute and whilst I normally don’t wear T-shirts because of the neckline, I really loved the scoop neck on this.

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Below is my wishlist from the website! Do you have any favourite items? Let me know in the comments!

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Click here to view the full range available.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images from Inkedshop.com

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16. The Essential Bag Company

This week my featured business is… The Essential Bag Company!

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With the Royal Baby on the way I feel this week my featured business fits the theme quite nicely! The Essential Bag Company was set up by Alexis, a mother of one (with another on the way! Congratulations!) living in London, offering luxury gifts for those celebrating a new arrival in the family.

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The collection includes Mother to Be Bags, New Mother Bags and New Baby Bags. They also offer pre-packed hospital bags, New Father Bags and Big Brother/Sister Bags, a great gift for the older sibling when the new baby arrives. The bags can be ready made or you can personalise them by selecting the products you wish to include.

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Some essential facts about The Essential Bag Company!

1) They only sell luxury gifts from brands you know and trust e.g. Petit Bateau, Rachel Riley, Aspinal of London, Charbonnel et Walker, Crabtree & Evelyn etc…

2) Instead of putting the gifts in a wicker basket or gift box, the gifts are presented in a useful, stylish changing bag (from brands such as PacaPod, Storksak and Babymel), every new parent’s must have accessory.

3) You can create your own bag by choosing the contents or you can select one of their ready made bags.

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I absolutely love this business and I think it is such a beautiful concept. The website is so easy to navigate with stunning imagery and it is easy to personalise your own bag to make your gift extra special by selecting the products you want to include. It’s so great that you can get lots of well known luxury brands all part of one combined package and the changing bags the gifts come in are so useful too. It certainly takes the stress out of gift purchasing!

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If you’re expecting a little one, or have friends or family that are and are debating a gift to get them, why not take a look at the full range on The Essential Bag Company website by clicking here! You can also claim 10% off by entering ‘PRETTYANDPETIT’ at the checkout.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images taken from The Essential Bag Company website.

14. Hergest Designs Ltd

My featured business is… Hergest Designs Ltd!Hergest-landscape-RGB-master.A “Quintessentially British” business producing handmade handbags, woollen blankets and steamer trunks!

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Growing up in Kent, the founder and Creative Director of Hergest Designs Ltd, Elinor Fielder uses inspiration of a traditional English lifestyle to incorporate into her range of bags, blankets and steamer trunks.

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My favourite products on the website incorporate a Hergest tweed, a bespoke woven tweed which is used to create tote bags and luxurious woollen blankets. The tote bags, shown below, come in small, medium and large sizes in a variety of colours and each bag also comes with a matching purse.

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The beautiful blankets come in a range of colours and start at £100. The blankets are of a high quality and aim for optimum warmth and comfort. I love the Dorstone Heather colour! Perfect in time for Spring and picnics in the park!

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Do you have a favourite product on the website? I’d love to hear what you think! To view the full range of products available click here.

All images taken from the Hergest Designs website.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

11. Ismad London

Our featured business is… Ismad London!

Ismad London, set up by founder Isabelle in 2003 is eco-friendly leather accessories business with beautiful bags inspired by handcrafted African crafts. What I loved most about these bags is how beautifully handcrafted they look, as though a lot of care has gone into the manufacture of them. I’m not usually a fan of leather accessories, but after looking through the pieces on this website there are a few that I have absolutely fallen in love with including the Alice Bag, Camera Small and the Sac A Dos collection.

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The Alice Bag is one of my absolute favourite pieces on the website. A sweet, compact girly bag which is practical and has the ability to match with any outfit. It comes in a range of colours including Tan, Black and Chocolate with a number of pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. I love the chocolate colour, shown below, which I would probably wear with a pretty floral dress in the spring. It is currently £89 with free shipping.

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For bloggers like myself, having a camera is a necessity. The Camera Small bag provides the perfect solution for carrying not only the camera but any additional batteries and components you may need! It has two pockets at the front with individual buckles and a main compartment also with a buckle offering a secure fastening. I’m usually a bit funny when it comes to buckle fastenings as those bags don’t usually have much security for valuables however this bag is fantastic as it offers a zip compartment too! It is also available in a range of colours and is produced using eco-friendly leather. It is currently £89 with free shipping.

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Sac A Dos is great for those who enjoy travelling. It’s great for a day trip that I would take out sightseeing or on trips over the summer. It has a great main pocket and a smaller pocket located on the front with a buckle fastening. It also has a fab secret pocket at the back which is perfect for storing any valuables! It is currently priced at £75 with free delivery.

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To view the full collection please click here.

All images taken from the Ismad London website.

All prices correct as of 6th March 2015.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

8. The Spotted Zebra Company

This week our featured business of the week is…The Spotted Zebra Company!

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I chose The Spotted Zebra Company this week as they regularly appear on my Twitter feed with such cute gift ideas and accessories that I wanted to share with everyone!

This week, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I have tried to include a bit of a heart theme through some of the items I have featured for all those out there that are stuck for ideas!

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They have a range of items including bags, purses, jewellery and really cute printed scarves – including this sail boat scarf below.

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Being Welsh, I absolutely loved Carrie Elspeth’s range of jewellery on the site including her Welsh inspired collection. Check out a few of my favourite items from the collection below. (Penblwydd Hapus – Happy Birthday!)

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Another pretty Valentine’s gift could be these glass earrings below. Pale pink in colour they provide a cute girly touch to any date night outfit.

150x200The Spotted Zebra Company also includes a range of quirky jewellery! Check out how cute Bertie Bassett is!!

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For the full range of items available click here to visit The Spotted Zebra Company website.
All images taken from The Spotted Zebra Company website.

Becky at Pretty & Petit