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Win a Father's Day hamper 16/05/2019
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Win a Father’s Day Hamper

Is your dad the big cheese? If so, we’ve got the perfect prize draw for Father’s Day! We’ve partnered up with Slate, a fellow independent retailer on Aldeburgh High Street, to give you the opportunity to win a very special gift. Included in the prize are two incredible cheeses and a gift box of Happy Socks containing four pairs of socks – we promise that the socks are brand new and not at all cheesy! For your chance to win a hamper containing 350g of Double Barrel, 350g of Sparkenhoe... Read More

Summer Footwear 16/05/2019
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Spring and Summer Footwear

There’s a great range of footwear in store with plenty of options for sunny spring days and balmy summer nights (hopefully).  The Gabor white chunky lace-ups shown in the photo with the lovely Roxy (James’s dog!) have been really popular because you can wear them with jeans, skirts and dresses. They’re worn here on Aldeburgh beach with a pair of POM Amsterdam trousers. Here are some of our other popular styles for this season: Women’s Sandals Women’s Sandals are a wardrobe essential for the Spring and Summer months. There is... Read More

Aldeburgh Festival 7-23 June 2019 15/05/2019

Aldeburgh Festival – 6 of the Best for 2019

We are now just under a month away from the start of the Aldeburgh Festival, so we decided to ask our resident classical music fan John the Website Manager for his pick of the 2019 Festival. Paul Lewis Sat 8 Jun 7pm Paul Lewis is one of the leading pianists in the world today and his concert during the Snape Proms in 2016 was a real knockout so I’m really looking forward to this follow up. The Haydn Piano sonatas have been something of a specialism for Lewis of late... Read More

Our New Ladies Department is Open for Business! 04/04/2019
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Our Newly Refurbished Ladies Department is Open for Business!

Felicity and the team have been busy putting everything in it’s new home today but it’s been great to be open and we’ve had some lovely feedback from our customers – thank you. We hope you’ll agree that it’s a much brighter, better space to showcase our favourite women’s brands including Barbour, Oui, Gant, Ilse Jacobsen and Marc Aurel. The footwear finally has the space it deserves with shoe boxes tucked out of sight at last. It’s been a great project for us and we’re really pleased with the results.... Read More

04/04/2019
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Win a Barbour Beadnell – the all-season wax jacket

To celebrate the opening of our newly refurbished Ladies Department in Aldeburgh we’re offering you the chance to win an iconic Women’s Barbour Wax Jacket worth £199. The Barbour Classic Beadnell is a medium-weight wax which means it’s the perfect all-season jacket. It’s available in navy and olive. HOW TO ENTER: You can choose one of three ways to enter this competition either: Visit our Facebook page, like us and share the competition post Visit our Instagram page, follow us and like the competition post Fill in the form below... Read More

28/03/2019
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Behind the Scenes at the O&C Butcher SS19 Photoshoot

We had a fantastic spring/summer photoshoot on Monday at The Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh.  Teamwork is definitely the name of the game on a day when we have to fit so much in to one day to cover key looks for both spring and summer. Alas the budget doesn’t stretch to warmer climes so the models were absolute stars for bracing a strong Northerly breeze on Aldeburgh beach. It may turn into a bit of an Oscar’s speech but we must thank a few key people for making the day... Read More

21/03/2019
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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait…

We’re ready for the final phase of our refurbishment but unfortunately this means that the Ladies Department in Aldeburgh will be closed from Monday 25 March – Wednesday 3 April. We plan to reopen on Thursday 4 April. The Men’s Department will remain open throughout and we’ll have a selection of Mother’s Day gifts on display. We will have access to some of our Ladies stock so if you know what you’re after give us a call and arrange a collection: 01728 452229. We are really sorry for any inconvenience... Read More

Pom Amsterdam Travels by Katja Print 06/03/2019
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Great Gifts for Mothers Day 2019

Pom Amsterdam are a new brand for us this season and their bold patterns are making quite the impact in store. Their matching scarves and bags make great gift sets.  Like the Safari and Travels by Katja pairings shown here. brownstone London are another new brand for us this season who are all about fitting in with contemporary interiors.. Launched last year their wash bags and brush bags/pencil cases make great gifts for Mums on the go. Let’s face it, you’re never too old for a pencil case. Bold Patterned... Read More

21/02/2019
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Spring, it’s a gradual process…

From -10C in 1956 to 19.7C in 1998 it’s fair to say that February weather can be changeable. Who would have thought that we’d be blessed with such a lovely Half Term week here on the coast – we don’t need to break records, we’re very happy to reach double digits thank you. But what does this mean for your wardrobe? The fashion press will talk about ‘transitional’ layers but this just means it’s time to think about what you’re wearing under your jumper. If you’re lucky it might be... Read More

Final Reductions 28/01/2019
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Our Favourite Final Reductions!

We’ve had a cold and blustery weekend on the Coast and whilst there’s some new season stock coming in, we’re still very much all about winter. Brrrr.   Women’s Sale Favourites We’ve got a few Barbour coats left in the sale,the waxed Chaffinch is shown here. You can save £50 on some of our fantastic Gibson and Birkbeck printed shirts like the Skull below. Lots of lovely knitwear still to be had with savings of over £100 on some of our Cocoa Cashmere jumpers! Shop Women’s Sale > Men’s Sale... Read More