We’ve stopped lusting after heavy coats and cashmere scarves; our shopping trips now involve wistful gazes at sun dresses and wondering how those to-die-for sandals would stand up to an April shower. If you’re also craving a little retail therapy, why not indulge during your Center Parcs break? Our shops carry everything from the latest fashions from designer brands, to children’s toys and handmade fudge.
The latest lines are arriving now, so take a look for some summer wardrobe inspiration.
Crew has updated its timeless south-coast-nautical aesthetic with men’s light cotton polo shirts, perfect for balmy spring days, in a rainbow of colours (above left).
Joules is one of our favourite labels in Spirit. The quintessential British lifestyle brand is all about family, fresh air, time off and being outdoors – those are principles we can get on board with.
For Spring/Summer, their signature florals are modern and grown up, set against crisp white shirts, practical rain-proof parkas and their signature Harbour tops, with flattering three-quarter length sleeves and boat necks.
If that isn’t enough floral for you, you’ll love what Fiorelli are doing this year. Their SS16 collection is a combination of bold, trend-inspired silhouettes and timeless Fiorelli classics. The new print, inspired by the flowers of an English country garden, would be perfect for a summer wedding. Or if you’re after something more ‘every day’, there are tan and cream options in butter-soft leather.
Time For Shade
It’s all about our new sunglasses brands in Time For Shade this spring/summer. American Freshman is a lifestyle brand designing fashion-forward, wearable clothing and accessories for young people. They embody the freedom of youth at affordable prices, with sunglasses from £35.
Hook LDN is up next, with their edgy and urban designs. Worn by music artists including Oscar-winner Sam Smith, Hook LDN is a new British brand inspired by a shared passion for music, popular culture, festivals. and fashion. Their use of unusual materials and finishes like white marble (left) makes their pieces stand-out and recognisable.
If you’re after a pair of sunglasses you can wear as easily on the slopes as you can on the street, look no further than Revo, our third new brand this year. Revo has a focus on form, function, fit, comfort and style. They’re a leader in polarised lenses, and using technology developed by NASA to protect satellites from solar damage, it’s no wonder. Their pieces are great for sports from skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking and hiking.
A shoe that looks good, is breathable, practical and still feels great after a long day of activities is the holy grail of spring/summer. That’s why we’re so excited to stock the new Sketchers range in Sportique.
The GoWalk 3 (left) is available in loads of styles and colours with memory form fit, foam padding around the heel and a lightweight mesh fabric.