Willow doesn't really fit in with the other shops along George Street. It's more of a North Laines-y fashion boutique with a small selection of unique women's clothing and accessories. Sweaters, cardigans, tops and dresses were displayed (in moderation) throughout the two-roomed shop. The prices weren't too high considering one of the tags said the item had been imported from Italy.
Accessories included a nice range of dainty, silver pieces to loud, colourful beads on necklaces and bracelets. There were some stylish hats - beret style, mostly - and also a selection of homemade cards.
So, a bit out of place, but a lovely little shop I'd recommend taking a peek at.
This is a unique little boutique in a road otherwise filled with charity shops and your regular high street chain stores. Its pretty tiny and the clothing can be a bit hit and miss but its worth a browse now and again and if you are lucky you might be able to find that hidden gem.
They also have a good selection of shoes and unusual jewellery. Unfortunately, they only have one fitting room which can be a bit of a pain on a busy Saturday afternoon.
The lady behind the counter was very chatty and helpful. Willow is a good addition to the stuttering George Street.
Willow on George Street in Hove is a real favourite with Mrs Sussexspy. I often find myself shelling out for her stylish garb in here and I don't begrudge a penny. It's good value, with many unique styles and there's plenty for the more (shall we say) elegant lady. It's not all for slim sylphs and hipster hell raisers. The staff are very friendly and I can always pop to the pub just down the road if the missus takes too long trying stuff on. Sometimes she doesn't even notice I'm gone.
This shop sells women's clothes of that slightly wishy-washy, floaty, ethnic-y style. They are big on the crepe-y look if you know what I mean, when you twist fabric when it is wet to make it look like crepe paper when it is unfurled. They also go in for cheese cloth tops and harem shaped trousers. This in itself is not a crime, but unfortunately the clothes are a bit too expensive considering they are quite badly made, and, more to the point, you can get exactly the same garments for less money in shops in the North Laine. I particularly noticed this with an specific item that I have tried on in one of the low-budget North Laine shops; it was these leggins that had wafty fabric sewn around the waist band, giving a shape similar to harem pants. Anyway, in Willow they were priced at £35, whereas I had seen them in the lanes for much less, I think around £20. Likewise they were selling a dress for £43 which I had seen cheaper elsewhere.
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