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Going, Going, Gone!

Hello Lovelies!

As some of you may have seen over on my Facebook page, I have a pretty exciting announcement to make. I am expecting some fantastic high end and luxury items in the next few weeks, so I am having a clear out to make room for my new stock… Which means I’m auctioning off  pretty much everything that’s currently in the store!

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Yup, that’s right – from Karen Millen and Jigsaw to Preen and Phase Eight, it’s all got to go, and bids will be starting as low as £2.99!

The auctions are going live RIGHT NOW (with a couple of minutes in between each so you can bid on more than one item), so head over to the store and get your bids in… Everything must go by Sunday night!

Good Luck 🙂

Jay xx

SUMMER SALE!

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Hello lovelies!

In the spirit of Summer I have reduced the prices of EVERYTHING in the store 🙂 Still looking for that perfect wedding outfit? Got a big night out coming up but don’t have the cash to splurge on a new dress? Fear not! Many items in the Cherished store are now over 50% off 🙂

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With prices starting at £3.99 you can’t go wrong!

TAKE A LOOK HERE!

Enjoy 🙂

J xx

Bargains Galore!

Hello my lovelies!

As you may have noticed, the Cherished website has had a bit of an upgrade, and to welcome in the new design I have added LOADS of super steals to the store!

Everything that you can see here is currently in stock, and nothing in this selection is over £10… So, don’t let the crazy financial climate get you down, you CAN afford to treat yourself with Cherished 🙂

Of course, there’s still plenty of high end stock on offer too, and there are also some super rare vintage pieces that are truly one of a kind, so if you’re in the market for something a little different for festival season, I’ve got you covered!

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Of course, I am always on the look out for new bits and pieces to add to the store, so if you have anything to sell, please do let me know via the form on the Sell Your Clothes page!

Finally, apologies for being a bit slow on the upkeep with this whole blog malarkey… *slaps wrists*. I promise I’ll be posting more frequent updates from now on!

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That’s all for now folks – be sure to check out the store to get your hands on those bargains!

Much love

J xxx

Emails, Upheavals and lots of GORGEOUS dresses!

Hi lovelies!

I hope you’re all having a fabulous 2015! First up I would like to say a huge apology for not updating the blog in so long – just for those of you who were wondering, Cherished is very much still up and running! Unfortunately I had a bit of an upheaval towards the end of last year and had to move premises, so it’s taken a while to get things sorted out- thanks for your patience!!

Sorry for being rubbish!

Secondly, as if all that wasn’t stressful enough, I’ve also recently found out that emails sent via the website have been disappearing!! So, if you have tried to contact me and haven’t received a response, please head on over to my Facebook page and message me there! I am on it though, so hopefully the issue will be resolved shortly. Phew!

You will be pleased to hear though that I am still regularly adding lots of BEAUTIFUL dresses to the store, and I’ve even recently branched out into jewellery! For those of you who’ve missed the new additions, here’s a little sneak peek…

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All of these and plenty more are available in the Cherished Store, so don’t forget to take a look!

I’ll be listing more beautiful items over the next few days, so keep checking back – as spring seems to finally be upon us, it’s time to start looking for those wedding outfits girls!

Finally, keep your eyes peeled for a special spring offer coming very soon… And as always, contact me if you’re looking to sell any of your Cherished dresses!

Until next time – stay gorgeous!

J xxx

Size is just a number…

If there is one thing that can strike fear into the heart of any woman, it’s those little digits on the label in the back of her collar…

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After a flurry of listings in the last couple of weeks (take a look at my new additions here if you haven’t already!), I’ve had a number of returns from lovely ladies who have bought their regular sizes from me, but have found that their dresses don’t fit when they get them home. This, along with the wildly differing measurements that I’ve recorded for many items that are supposedly the same size, has led me to believe that labels essentially lie!

Take, for instance, the measurements of some dresses that I listed recently – one was an ASOS size 16 with a waist measurement of 34″, whilst another size 16 from Oasis had a waist measurement of 31″ – in terms of size guidelines, the ASOS dress is actually 1.5 dress sizes larger than the Oasis one, but they both say the same thing on the label! Then there’s the Planet dress that I listed at the same time – it was a size 18 on the label, and had a waist measurement of 39.5″… that’s 8.5″ (or 4 sizes) bigger than the Oasis dress that was supposedly only one size smaller! I would also like to point out that all of these dresses were designed to be fitted at the waist…

This doesn’t only happen with larger sizes either – oh no! I’ve sold a number of size 10 items in the last few weeks with differing dimensions – one jacket had a 27″ waist, whilst a dress in the same size had a waist of 31″. Bearing in mind that jackets tend to be fitted an inch or so larger than other items to allow for layering, that’s a difference of 2 sizes – I could go on!

So, what should we take from all of this?? Quite simply, the size on your labels is just a number, and generally a wildly inaccurate one at that. Go by your measurements and wear what fits and feels right – forget what it says on the tag, because if there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to lead to misery it’s attempting to squeeze into a garment whose size is misleading you!

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And of course, there’s nothing stopping you from taking a pair of scissors to those pesky labels… as with the burning of the bra in the 60’s, maybe it’s time to rise up and take a stand against the size tag!

And whilst we’re on the subject, just to make it super easy for you I list the measurements for all of the items that I sell, so you really need not fear those little numbers any longer… 😉

15% OFF!

Hey ladies!

I’m offering all of my lovely Facebook fans & their friends 15% off dresses when they spend over £25 in a single transaction! To view the offer, just head on over to my Facebook page to find the link 🙂

The offer is only valid until Monday 26th May, so take advantage whilst you can! I have loads of beautiful occasion dresses in stock, including  some new size 16+ numbers for my curvy girls.

Here’s just a little sample of the dresses available in the shop right now!

Dresses For Sale

Happy Shopping!!

J xx

Desperately Seeking Sweet 16!

Ladies, I am on a mission to buy more clothes in size 16+ for all of my gorgeous curvaceous buyers! I’ve received loads of requests for this over on my Facebook page, but despite my many pleas on social media, the only clothes I have recently been able to buy have been in sizes 6-14. I am on my virtual knees (in a VERY nice dress, I might add) asking you to please rummage through those wardrobes and spread the word to your voluptuous friends – I will pay good money for your pre-loved 16+ clothes! As an advocate of all things hourglass myself, I am determined to keep my shapely subscribers happy 🙂

It’s my firm belief that no matter how curvy your curves, you should always be able to find a drop-dead gorgeous dress to show them off in! After all, naked isn’t always acceptable on those special occasions, although this lovely creature obviously didn’t get the memo…

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New Additions!

After a few days with the camera and my measuring tape, I’m finally ready to start uploading all of my recent acquisitions to the site! First up are 11 lovely little Karen Millen and Ted Baker numbers, including the pretty sash dress that caused a bit of a stir on my Facebook page yesterday!

Ted Baker Sash Dress from Cherished Dress Agency

 

It’s an absolute stunner, and at a fraction of its original price at £29.99, it’s a steal too! Take a look at this and all my other new items in my shop here 🙂

I’m hoping to get more bits added in the next couple of days, so keep checking back lovely people! I’ve got even more Karen Millen on the way, as well as Oasis, Whistles, Coast and many more…

Lots of new dresses and an eBay shop!

It’s been a busy few days for me at Cherished! I’ve just created a fab new eBay shop, so you can add it to your bookmarks and view all of my pretty pre-loved dresses in one place 🙂 Take a look here! Be sure to sign up to my newsletters too so you never miss a bargain.

I have also received a bumper crop of new dresses and other gorgeous clothes from a lovely new Cherished client – she had a garage full of beautiful bits and pieces which I was able to buy from her, and I now have a BAGS full of clothes to itemise and list on the Cherished site!

Bags of new clothes for Cherished Dress Agency

It is going to take me some time to get through it all, but the first few bits will be uploaded tomorrow 🙂 Stay tuned for some real stunners, ladies!

Over 100 Facebook Fans!

 

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I’m super excited today as I have reached 113 likes on my Facebook page! As a special treat I am offering free delivery to all of my Facebook fans – just head over and like my Facebook page to find out how to claim 🙂

In other news, I have added 7 new dresses to the site today, including some larger sizes for all my gorgeous curvy ladies! Head on over to my eBay listing page to take a look at the new additions!