London is one of my favorite cities in the world, so it’s always exciting to hear that a British-based fashion brand is expanding to the US! One of the latest brands to travel across the pond is Hobbs – a womenswear collection originating in London. The company started out in the shoe industry and over the years has developed into a women’s clothing brand known for its timeless, elegant British style. They offer wardrobe solutions for every occasion – from work to weekend to wedding. Over the last few years, Hobbs has evolved into a global brand and has expanded internationally. Consumers can now find Hobbs in all Bloomingdales stores along the East Coast of America. Lucky for me and all my Connecticut-based followers, they just opened their flagship US store in Greenwich, CT! They also have a second standalone store located in New York at the Westchester Mall (and keep an eye out for California locations opening soon!)
I would described Hobbs as an affordable luxury brand specializing in contemporary couture. All items are made of the finest quality and craftsmanship – something that’s often overlooked this day in age. They design their clothing for the modern woman, with the belief that we should all LOVE the clothes we wear. Hobbs was my first stop when it came to investment pieces to help build my fall wardrobe – like this striped midi dress and trench coat. Both these closet staples are items you can transition easily from season to season, making them definitely worth the investment!
Every woman needs a great striped dress in her closet. It’s one of those classic staples that’s so effortless to style. I love the Hollie Bretton Dress by Hobbs for its shape and length. This midi-dress is designed to fit snug with a hem that falls about mid-calf. The shape and length create the most flattering silhouette. I plan to wear this dress for the next few weeks as we transition to fall – eventually layering it with a trench coat.
Speaking of trenches, I also chose to add the Saskia Trench Coat by Hobbs to my outerwear collection. The Saskia is considered Hobbs’ iconic trench. It’s designed with classic details and a fit and flare silhouette. I’ve owned many trench coats over the years but I have to say, none fit as well as the Saskia Trench. It’s cut to flatter your body, with tailoring in all the right places. It also has all the classic details you’d expect, including double-breasted buttons, epaulettes and storm flaps. This particular trench is part of “The Faithfull” collection by Hobbs – made up of pieces that act as the building blocks to any outfit. With its timeless design and gorgeous olive color, this piece will NEVER go out of style. It comes in a few other colors including clay, navy, light blue and burgundy. If only I could have them all!
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