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Mary Portas, coming to a store near you?

Mary Portas, coming to a store near you?

Since the hugely successful launch of her first collection in London’s Oxford Street and online at houseoffraser.co.uk, the Mary “moan-phone” has been inundated with calls from women requesting that the full Pret-A-Portas experience is made available outside of the capital.   Never ones to ignore the needs of womankind, Mary and House of Fraser have...
One to Watch: Mary Portas’s Bottom Line

One to Watch: Mary Portas’s Bottom Line

  Mary Portas isn’t happy. She wants to know just what’s happened to this country’s once proud British manufacturing business and why we’re not supporting unemployed communities living where once there was a thriving textile industry.   Several months ago, Mary took things into her own hands and began breathing life back into a Manchester...
New year New You? It's Destination Skin

New year New You? It’s Destination Skin

Can you believe it, January is finally here.  And if you’re feeling slightly like you’ve overindulged with all that food, cheeky Bucks Fizz and countless ‘Christmas ‘dos’ then I’ve got the perfect detox! Though you may feel like your waistline needs some attention, why not treat yourself, and your skin to a detox? Destination Skin...
Beauty Review: Shiseido

Beauty Review: Shiseido

  Imagine how delighted I was when a delivery from Shiseido landed on my desk with some gorgeous Skincare treats inside for me to test and review a few weeks ago. The beauty brand has somewhat of a cult following and established way back in 1872, they’ve got pretty good at perfecting their products — I...
Our top sale picks

Our top sale picks

It’s our favourite time of year (other than Christmas) !! SALE! If you’ve had enough of the family, can’t bear to think about turkey and didn’t quite get everything you wanted have a sneak peek at some of our top sale picks and start spending your Christmas vouchers… Picks for the girls   Mary Portas...
The Perfect gift

The Perfect gift

With Christmas around the corner are you struggling to find that perfect gift? You needn’t stick to the same old boring socks and selection boxes.  We’ve picked our favourite gifts whether they’re traditional, modern or kitsch, your bound to find some inspiration to please the most discerning of tastes. Traditional These gifts are ideal for...
**2 Day Brand Event ** What’s in your basket?

**2 Day Brand Event ** What’s in your basket?

It’s our favourite time of year, our 2 Day Brand Event is here! We asked House of Fraser staff what they had their eye and here’s what they said… Biba Faux Fur Sheepskin Coat was £225 now £135 ‘I’m definitely treating myself to this cozy number, I’ve had my eye on it for ages and...
New brand: Unusual lingerie launches online

New brand: Unusual lingerie launches online

With party season well underway don’t ruin a beautiful outfit with bad underwear! Unusual Lingerie has just launched online so you can look perfectly put together with their luxurious range of bras and knickers. We love the vintage feel of the pretty lace styles and the practicality of their more understated pieces. Here’s some of...
Christmas Toys: Modern VS Retro

Christmas Toys: Modern VS Retro

Remember the good ol’ days when playtime seemed a little simpler; there wasn’t any of Wii this or Xbox that? I used to love saving up my pocket money for a new dolls dress and hosting miniature tea parties with all my favourite toys. Times have changed, and brighter, shinier toys are becoming more and...
Motel Rocks bloggers event

Motel Rocks bloggers event

Here at HoF HQ we absolutely love Motel, especially for the party season, so once we heard there was a bloggers event taking place with an exclusive look at the Christmas collection, we couldn’t wait to see it! Our intern Emily was on hand to go down and bring us back all the exclusive gossip...
Winter skin: A guide to keeping your complexion brighter than the weather

Winter skin: A guide to keeping your complexion brighter than the weather

With the clocks going back and the nights drawing in earlier, it’s time to take charge of our skin.  Skin needs care all year round but it’s during the winter months where it really takes a beating and has to work its hardest, so it needs all the help it can get.  It can be...
Upcoming MAC events just in time for party season!

Upcoming MAC events just in time for party season!

  For 1 day only sit down with a celebrated M·A·C senior artist, learn new techniques, unleash your artistry, personalise your palette and find your perfect foundation shade. See below for upcoming dates and locations. Beatties Wolverhampton, 20.10.11 DATE: THURSDAY 20TH OCTOBER LOCATION: BEATTIES WOLVERHAMPTON TEL: 0870 192 5110 £25 BOOKING FEE, REDEEMABLE AGAINST M·A·C...