It’s been a while since a SFTW post but there is so much happening over the next few weeks, I thought it was about time I bought it back. First, up TK Maxx is coming to Cribbs Causeway.
TK Maxx is a haven for bargain hunters like me – if you have the time and patience you’ll be rewarded with anything from a pair of Converse hi-tops to a Calvin Klein evening dress for cheap-as-chips prices. Bristol already has a TK Maxx in The Galleries, Broadmead, but with an additional spot in Cribbs, there are double the amount of bargains to be found. To celebrate their new location, TK Maxx are giving away £10 gift cards to the first 200 shoppers through the doors when they open this Saturday, 17th March at 10am. See you there?
Another exciting event that’s just around the corner is Bristol Fashion Week. The infamous BFW tent at Cribbs Causeway sets the scene for what Bristol shoppers will be wearing each season, and this spring the fun takes place next week, from 21st-25th March.
Stylist Mark Heyes and hairdresser Andrew Barton will be back to host the event, which is made up of 18 catwalk shows, the BFW Pamper Zone and plenty of competitions and discounts at participating stores. I’ll be attending their live blogging event on Friday 23rd March – the first of it’s kind for BFW – and I look forward to seeing how high street brands such as M&S, River Island and French Connection take on S/S12 trends such as sports luxe, tribal and the whole silk pyjama thing that seems to be in fashion right now.
The BFW ticket page seems to be having a few niggles at the moment, or at least it is when viewed in Google Chrome, but you should be able to buy your ticket online or from the Information points within the Mall. For more information and show listings, click here.
Finally, if you’re planning to visit Norman Parkinson’s An Eye For Fashion exhibition at M Shed this weekend, make it Saturday afternoon as there will be a guided tour with former assistant Angela Williams (who helped curate the exhibition) and Jill Kennington – one of Parkinson’s favourite fashion models. The talk starts at 2pm is free with your exhibition ticket, and promises some fascinating insights into this legendary fashion photographer.