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Buyer's Guide to Deck Shoes 04/05/2016

Deck Shoes: A Buyer’s Guide

You don’t have to be at the Aldeburgh Yacht Club to be seen in a pair of deck shoes. This functional footwear has become a lifestyle shoe and most of our customers buy them for just that. Deck shoes became part of the classic iconic leisure look in America in the 1960’s thanks to the likes of JFK and his love of the nautical life. In more recent years we’ve seen the Duchess of Cambridge doing great things for our sales of Sebago Balas.  She’s been spotted in them many... Read More

Women's SS16 Footwear 03/05/2016

Summer Footwear for Women

These aren’t the only chicks trying to get in on the Soludos action, they’re going to be a key feature in the footwear department this summer. As well as Soludos we have a huge selection of women’s shoes from heels to walking shoes, flats to flip flops, we’ve got something for you. Let’s take a look at what’s hot… Sandals – the sun WILL come out and so will your toes, reward them with a pair of these from Josef Seibel, Esska, Unisa and Gabor… Metallics – stay on trend... Read More

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Spotlight on: Barbour SS16

Barbour remains our biggest brand at O&C Butcher. We stock a wide range of clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women (and dogs!) from both Barbour and Barbour International. For women the Barbour Seafarer Collection is great for spring. The Barbour Chock Quilt has been popular especially in the silver and the marigold – this quilt is so light and soft it’s a pleasure to wear. The Forland Quilted Gilet and the Trevose jackets are also proving to be a big hit again after first appearing last spring.  The... Read More

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Shop & Stay – Win a Seaside Shopping Break

As a spring treat we’re giving you the chance to win £100 to spend in O&C Butcher and one night’s bed and breakfast in a seaview room at the Brudenell Hotel.   Combining our stylish spring/summer collections with luxurious 4 star accommodation on Aldeburgh’s seafront you can literally shop ’til you drop. It’s easy to enter, just fill in the form below. Closing date: 15 April 2016 Fill out my Wufoo form!   Terms and Conditions One winner will receive a voucher for £100 to spend in-store at O&C Butcher, 129-131... Read More

What's New SS16 16/03/2016
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Say Hello to Levi’s, Sperry, Cluse and Connock

We’ve got some great new brands for you this season… Let’s start with Sperry deck shoes. An avid sailor and inventor, Paul Sperry spent many years trying to develop the perfect non-slip shoe and thankfully he was successful. During World War II the Sperry Top-Sider was the official shoe of the US Navy, it was the world’s first boat shoe. The contemporary styles reflect the brand’s heritage and continue to appeal to those looking for sun, sea and adventure. We have a great selection in store and online for men... Read More


Our 5 Tips for Aldeburgh Festival 2016

John Carrington joined the O&C team as our Web Manager in 2015. With a passion for music of all kinds we asked him to tell us what his highlights will be of this year’s Aldeburgh Festival. The Festival will run from 10 – 26 June and tickets will be available from 23 February. Since its foundation in 1947 by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier the Aldeburgh Festival has been bringing the brightest and best of the world’s musicians to the East Suffolk Coast. Although these days the Festival’s... Read More


Where to take your Mum on Mother’s Day

Some of the O&C Mothers have put their heads together and come up with a list of their favourite spots to eat on Mother’s Day in and around Aldeburgh. Regatta Regatta has just reopened its doors with a new decor for 2016 and it’s looking better than ever.  It’s a great place to take the family for lunch in an informal setting but with proper grown up food.  Owner Rob is currently training for the London Marathon so you might see him running up and down the High Street as... Read More

In the pink for Valentine's Day 07/02/2016
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In the pink for Valentine’s Day

With boxes and boxes of beautiful Spring clothes arriving in store every day we’ve picked out a few that will give you a rosey glow for Valentine’s Day. For Her… Clarissa skinny ankle jeans from NYDJ, Pantherella Cashmere socks, Schoffel ‘Suffolk’ shirt, Avoca soap, Gabor ‘Splash’ shoes and a very pretty ‘Print Patch’ scarf from Oui. And for Him…Oscar floral shirt, Hackett tailored polo shirt, Timberland Icon boat shoe, Falke ‘Tiago’ socks, Simon Carter cufflinks, Oscar check shirt and the Dubarry ‘Derg’ jacket. All of these items are available in... Read More