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There are occasions when it would be lovely to be able to wear gorgeous high-end statement jewellery but we don’t necessarily have the budget.  The Folly Boutique has it covered! Why not hire rather than buy if budget doesn’t allow? With pieces suitable for not only the bride and bridesmaids but mother of the bride/groom as well as wedding guests you can hire everything you need on this  easy to use website. Of course, weddings aren’t the only occasions we might want something different in the jewellery department to set off an outfit, a special night out, Christmas or a New Years Party or a day at the races, The Folly Boutique is bound to have something suitable!

A new online boutique The Folly Boutique is an exciting new website dedicated to designer statement jewellery, which offers a twist for all jewellery lovers. The company is the brainchild of owner Sophie Moore, who herself found the lack of hireable designer jewellery for her own wedding frustrating. It offers fashion lovers and brides looking for something that little bit different the chance to buy or hire high-end pieces. The go-to place to find exquisite unusual costume and statement jewellery, The Folly Boutique represents the idea that women all over the UK can wear designer jewellery for a fraction of the retail value. is a sleek and sophisticated, easy to use online shop showcasing a huge selection of handpicked designers, ranging from the relatively unknown to the top dogs in the fashion jewellery world. The collection includes established and well loved brands such as Mawi and Lara Bohinc, as well as up and coming UK designers like Smith/Grey.


This exciting new  e-store offers a unique product and a unique service, allowing everyone to wear stunning designer jewellery without the commitment. Rent it or buy it, The Folly Boutique displays an exceptional selection of stunning and unusual jewellery for weddings, galas and balls, parties and even for everyday wear.

Director Sophie Moore says “We want our customers to experience the thrill of wearing pieces by the world’s top jewellery brands at a fraction of the price.”  She adds, “Given that our clients can hire or buy most pieces from the online store, it gives them the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ or simply to regularly wear new season statement pieces making them feel fabulous and become the envy of their friends.”


Sophie’s passion for jewellery is longstanding, and through this new business she aims to to get across the idea that all women can enjoy the feeling of wearing fabulous designer statement jewels without having to break the bank. You can order a rental piece through the website, pay a fraction of the retail value by picking a 3 or 6 day rental. It will arrive in the post on the morning of your rental period, you then wear it and enjoy it, pop it into its prepaid returns bag and simply post it back.

· Perfect for brides and weddings

· Stylist advice and personal shopper service

· Wear once and return

· New stock each season

· Luxury packaging and branding

· Try before you buy – Keep the pieces you fall in love with

You can view all the jewellery available to buy and hire on their website, you can also find them on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.


Churchgate Porter

Churchgate Porter is located in Fletching, East Sussex and was so named partly because it is based opposite the village church. Louise Hill had the vision to bring a slice of international catwalk fashion and juxtapose it with the serene Sussex countryside. Churchgate Porter literally plays on the promise to take care of its bride from the first consultation until the moment they say “I do.”

As well as Churchgate Porter’s lust list of gorgeous wedding gowns, the salon will stock accessories from bold British label, Flo and Percy, and heels to die for from Freya Rose shoes.  “We are thrilled to be working with Churchgate Porter, their concept looks fresh, interesting and exciting.   Louise has chosen some of our most classic pieces as well as our most fashion forward designs.  We hope for a long successful and prosperous relationship with them”, comments Kirstie Taylor from Flo & Percy.

Launched in September 2013, East Sussex-based Churchgate Porter delivers a unique bridal fashion experience, far from the beaten path of pastel-pretty British bridal boutiques. Stocked within its exposed brick walls are some of the world’s most creative and innovative designers. The three Delphine Manivet gowns from the 2014 collection, Antonin, Eyrolle and Hyppolite will be joining a display of prestigious labels including Patrick Casey, Sarah Janks, Charlotte Casadejus and Anne Bowen.



Louise Hill, owner of Churchgate Porter says: “Churchgate Porter was born out of a desire to cater to a bride whose niche interests are currently missing from the British wedding scene. A Churchgate Porter bride has an independent style and flair for fashion. She is not your traditional bride and has a real appreciation for creativity, innovative designers and international cosmopolitan style. Given our aim to bring global bridal fashion to UK wedding aisles, these Delphine Manivet designs simply could not be more perfect to complement our current collection of designers from New York, Australia, Ireland and the UK and will give our brides even more choice when it comes to the perfect dress to suit their individual style. ”


She adds: “Each of our designers brings something dramatically different to the mix for brides who really know their own minds, a real independent vision and style executed with only the finest materials and craftsmanship. Delphine Manivet creates subtly chic gowns with a distinctive and French style that mixes haute couture methods with a very current look and feel. Her signature two-piece dresses are an exciting addition to our haven of high fashion in the Sussex countryside. Brides with a free spirit, a natural flair for fashion and a romantic streak will adore the Delphine Manivet dresses.”


Churchgate Porter prides itself as being an industry leader in British bridal fashion. Style mavens flock to the countryside village of Fletching to visit the store, with its chic, industrial vogue vibe: exposed brick walls, wooden beamed ceilings, industrial style shop fitting, velvet couches and wooden floorboards as design hallmarks. Once there they enjoy a five-star service, the name Churchgate Porter quite literally playing on the promise that it will take care of its brides from the moment they step into the boutique until they say “I do”.

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Brides are seen by appointment only, allowing plenty of time for one-to-one consultations, styling sessions, bespoke alterations and access to Churchgate Porter’s little white book of wedding suppliers. In short, Churchgate Porter offers a traditional porter-style service married with a truly modern take on bridal fashion design.

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For more information please visit the Churchgate Porter website, you can also follow them on Facebook,  Twitter,  and Pinterest.