We know it’s been open a little over a week now, but we didn’t get there until recently, and it was worth the wait! We’re big fans of RI at Cardiff Fashion anyway, it just seems to offer something a little unique each season, great detailing and there’s always a bit of a hippy vibe going on, which we like! So the new store wasn’t gonna be a hard sell to us. To be honest though we were impressed with the sheer size of the store, it seems to go on forever, it wasn’t too cluttered, there’s loads of space to browse (think TopShop on Oxford Street if you can’t imagine crowded shops with no room for browsing!) and they’ve added in a couple of extras too…..
There’s a new collection of childrenswear, in amongst the boys department there’s a full size football table, for kids, Dads, and Mums of course (I’m table football champion in our house!), a funky seating area, and a really good sized shoe department.
Then of course there’s the new A/W12 collection. We can’t remember being this excited about autumn/winter clothes for ages! There’s such a wide variety of looks across most retail offerings this year, and loads of soft knits, natural fibres, chunky boots, furs, leather, heritage prints (we love houndstooth) and much more.
If you’re looking for accessories, to add to your new Autumn/Winter wardrobe, we’ll be featuring a couple of jewellery designers and boutiques over the next few weeks, and then we’ll hopefully be off to LFW too!