Behind the Scenes: Meet the Buyers

With the new Fenwick Bracknell store opening on Thursday 7th September we're taking you behind the scenes to meet our buyers.

Below we talk exclusively with the Fashion and Accessories Buyer's who are bringing your new Fenwick Bracknell store to life.

meet the buyers

ACCESSORIES

SOPHIE, HANDBAGS AND SMALL LEATHERS BUYER

What brands you are excited about bringing to Bracknell?

Mulberry, Coach and Kate Spade.

What trends should we be looking out for?

Luxurious croc print bags from Mulberry in rich midnight blue and oxblood.
Coach's statement swagger bag with double turnlock hardware. A real statement piece for the season.
Great range of Christmas gifting on small leathers including purses, printed cosmetic cases, wristlets, card cases and branded keyrings.

What are you most looking forward to about the new store?

The lovely eateries!

ACCESSORIES

BELINDA, JEWELLERY, WATCHES, SUNGLASSES AND SCARVES BUYER

What brands you are excited about bringing to Bracknell?

I’m most excited about jewellery from Astley Clarke, Kate Spade, Alex Monroe and Rachel Jackson. For scarves, Bella Ballou, Kate Spade and Mulberry, and the new collections of watches from Clues, Olivia Burton and Daniel Wellington are refined and elegant.

What trends should we be looking out for?

Statement hoops from Georgiana Scott are going to be big this season. While adding a personal touch to jewellery continues as a trend; initials form Rachel Jackson are the perfect gift or self-purchase.
Chokers are a nod to the 90s trend that has swept across fashion this season. Orleia have some great pieces.

What are you most looking forward to about the new store?

Drinks on the Fuego terrace!

WOMENSWEAR

Jo, Swimwear/Nightwear/Lingerie & Hosiery Buyer

What brands you are excited about bringing to Bracknell?

For Lingerie I’m most excited to be introducing Calvin Klein, Chantelle, Wacoal & Elle Macpherson body. In terms of Nightwear; Calvin Klein, Ugg, DKNY & Cyberjammies and for Hosiery it’s got to be Wolford, Falke & CK socks.

What trends should we be looking out for?

Look out for lace, embroidery and gemstone shades - especially sapphire and emerald. Chantelle, Elle Macpherson Body and Heidi Klum have some lovely pieces coming in this season.
The CK logo bralette is going to be big again this autumn. Look out for the CK table in store!

What are you most looking forward to about the new store?

The most exciting adventure about Fenwick Bracknell is discovering a new customer, enjoying the amazing environment and luxury of a new store in a growing local town.

MENSWEAR

LIZZIE, MEN’S YOUNG FASHION, DENIM, TAILORING BUYER

What brands you are excited about bringing to Bracknell?

I’m excited about bringing lots of new and exclusive brands to the heart of Berkshire, these include Armani, Boss, Scotch & Soda and Carhartt

What trends should we be looking out for?

There are lots of great versatile trends for autumn. If you’re into Athleisure, try Tommy. Love your denim jackets? Levi’s has a great one that will see you through to spring and beyond, but my key autumn piece would be the Armani Jeans’ signature sweat.
The three key colours to look out for this season are dusty pink, khaki and olive.

What are you most looking forward to about the new store?

The elevated shopping environment is going to be a really exciting one to bring to our new Bracknell customers. Outside of the store I’m really excited by the living wall alongside the car park; it’s the biggest hedge in Europe!

WOMENSWEAR

PHOEBE, BUYER DESIGNATE - CONTEMPORARY AND DENIM COLLECTIONS

What brands you are excited about bringing to Bracknell?

It’s all about denim in Autumn; J Brand, DL1961 & Citizens of Humanity.

What trends should we be looking out for?

Raw, uneven hems on denim teamed with a throwback 90's revival slogan t-shirt. CK and Levi’s have some great pieces which will keep you on trend this season.

What are you most looking forward to about the new store?

I am most excited about launching a brand new store and getting to know our new customers and seeing how we can, over a few seasons, curate buys that perfectly fit what they're looking for.

WOMENSWEAR

KATE, CLASSIC & LIFESTYLE BUYER

What brands you are excited about bringing to Bracknell?

I’m excited about bringing in some timeless classic brands including Gerry Weber, Masai, Sahara and Grizas.
I’ll also be bringing in Gant, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Aigle and Barbour which have some great outerwear pieces this season.

What trends should we be looking out for?

The 90s are back! The revival is especially pronounced in Tommy Hilfiger’s collection with archive logo sweats and tee’s.
Velvet again will be on trend this winter not just in black, giving the illusion of winter luxury. This can be seen across brands like Grizas and Sahara.

What are you most looking forward to about the new store?

I am looking forward to creating a new retail experience that brings the outdoors inside. We will be building a new customer base and over the next few seasons developing them into a loyal customer by fulfilling all their retail needs. Secretly I am looking forward to a glass of wine from Fuego's on the roof terrace.

Buyer's Top Picks

Sophie

Michael Kors LG Saddlebag, £330

Belinda

Rachel Jackson Medium Hexagon Hoop Earrings, £40

Jo

Elle Macpherson Body Zest Bra, £36, Briefs, £25

Lizzie

Diesel L-Marton Leather Jacket, £350

Phoebe

Citizens of Humanity Emerson Blue Ridge Jeans, £270

Kate

Hilfiger Denim Slogan Sweat in Grey, £65

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