Beautiful winter tights available in-store and online

We’ve been waiting for our selection of baby and girl winter tights to arrive, and we’re now excited to announce they’re finally available in our shop and online. This year, we have a selection of six colours–cream, nude beige, pale pink, dusky pink, french navy and dark plum.
 Sue Hill ribbed tights pale pink
The shades go beautifully with all of our Liberty print dresses and our merino cashmere knitwear. Since the colours match the rest of the collection so well, many of our customers choose to add a pair of our ribbed tights in a Christmas gift box to give a complete outfit.
Sue Hill ribbed tights french navy
Some also choose to do little gift boxes with, for example, a hair band and a pair of tights. Top quality tights make excellent additions to Christmas gift sets!
All colours are available in both baby and girls sizes (from 3 months to 8 years)–but these brilliant tights are always very popular, so order now to avoid disappointment!

Sue Hill reveals new baby Christmas gift sets

Take a sneak peek at the Sue Hill Spirit of Christmas stand

The countdown to Christmas has started, and Spirit of Christmas at Olympia London is now open.

We’ve had a busy first day at the show, and we were excited to see visitors even queuing to get in before the opening this morning. The show, which was buzzing all day, has so much to offer to help everyone get ready for Christmas.

Our own stand, which is easy to locate as it’s close to the main entrance, is packed with gorgeous knitwear, adorable baby gifts, sweet shoes, pretty dresses and stylish coats.

Sue Hill stand Spirit of Christmas

On the first day, we’ve had great fun helping customers shop for Christmas presents and baby presents, and there were also many mums who picked out stunning Christmas Day outfits for their little ones today.

Sue Hill stand Spirit of Christmas 2014

We have a good range of sizes available at the stand, and we can’t wait to welcome you all to the stand during the next five days.

Top baby Christmas gifts 2014

As there are just 57 days until Chrismtas, we are gearing up for the holiday season, and we’ve got a range of fantastic Christmas gifts in stock, including adorable gifts for those who are celebrating their very first Christmas in 2014.

Here are some of the top choices for special gifts for baby’s first Christmas:

Jacket, hat and booties (£89)
Our contrast trim jacket is a favourite for keeping baby warm in winter, and the set with jacket and matching hat and booties is a lovely baby Christmas gift. The pieces are hand knitted in cream in a super soft merino cashmere blend with contrast colour edging in pink, blue or grey on each piece and contrast hand-covered buttons on the jacket. For an even more luxurious gift, add the merino cashmere leggings.

Sue Hill contrast trim jacket, hat and booties

Flaphat and mittens (£58)
Our cozy baby set with bumblebee flap hat and mittens makes a cute and practical Christmas gift for baby, and the neutral set, which is hand knitted in a merino cashmere blend, looks fantastic on both boys and girls.

Sue Hill Bumblebee Flaphat and mittens

Duchess cape (£95)
Our stunning cashmere Duchess cape is stunning for special occasions, and it makes a truly unique gift for baby’s first Christmas. The cape is double thickness cashmere with a lacy edge and satin ribbon tie, and it is available in cream or pink.

Sue Hill cashmere baby cape

Visit us at Spirit of Christmas stand G31 next week to see our range of Christmas gifts, knitwear, partywear and more. 

Wrap up for winter in stunning new coats

After waiting for beautiful fabrics to arrive from Portugal and for our fantastic dressmakers to finish sewing, our stylish winter coats have now arrived. This season’s coats come in pretty pink tones, and look adorable on both babies and girls.

Our new Evelyn Coat (from £129) was named after one of our cutest customers who was the first to try this style, and it is handmade in a herringbone wool fabric and trimmed with velvet. The elegant coat, which will be a great buy for the holiday season, comes in sizes 2-3 years to 7-8 years.

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Our Rye Coat, which was introduced last year and is based on a vintage design, comes in two new gorgeous fabrics this season. The Jessica Rye Coat (from £89) has pink and blue tones, giving an overall dusky pink look. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Jemima Rye Coat (from £89) has stronger pink and cream tones with hints of purple. Both coats are available in baby and girls sizes up to 4-5 years.

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Sue Hill launches new party dresses for A/W 2014

As Christmas is fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about what your little ones will wear to all the Christmas receptions and family get-togethers. That’s why we’re very excited to have released a new selection of stunning party dresses this week.

The new handmade Liberty print dresses are perfect for special occasions this season. Choose your favourite dress for your little girl and pair it with our Molly cardigan or Eva gilet. Beautiful party outfits!

Isabella party dress
The Isabella dress is a brilliant choice for girls, as it comes in a lovely new season Liberty print and a fantastic circular skirt. The ultimate party dress!

Isabella party dress Sue Hill

Clara dress
For baby girls, the Clara dress is an excellent choice for Christmas, as it has a beautiful half-circular skirt and 3/4 length arms. Beautiful on little ones!

Clara dress Sue Hill

Visit the dress section on our website for more stunning party dresses!

Discount code: 15% off Spirit of Christmas tickets for Sue Hill customers

We are very excited to be going to Spirit of Christmas this year, and we can’t wait to meet all our lovely customers at the show.

That’s why we’re also thrilled to be able to offer you a 15% discount on tickets. Use code EX610 when booking your tickets online at www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk or by calling 0871 230 1089*, and you will get the special price of £15.70 per ticket (15% off advance tickets), including a copy of The Fair Book available on arrival.

The show will be the ultimate place to get your Christmas shopping done early. We’re bringing our selection of stunning party dresses and beautiful knitwear, and the stand (number G31) will be similar in style to our shop in Tunbridge-Wells.

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We will also have our baby shoes, hairbands, tights and more. In fact, there will be plenty of brilliant gift ideas for children, and we will also have our signature lilac gift boxes to ensure you’re all set for Christmas!

Sue Hill pink knitwear A/W 14

 *Calls cost 10 pence per minute plus network extras. Booking fee applies. Box office closes 3 November 2014. Standard advance ticket price £18.50.

Take a sneak peek at new dresses and shirts being made in our workshop

It’s a busy time in the Sue Hill workshop in Tunbridge-Wells, where we’re finalising our new collection.

This week, we’ve been cutting out patterns for some of the beautiful new pieces. We’re very excited about our new party dresses, which will soon be released, and in the picture below you can see us working on a new style.

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We’re making a party dress in a navy Liberty print with orange and red roses. The dress will have a drop waist with gathered skirt and lots of netting underneath, making it the perfect Christmas outfit for girls!

We’re also making our classic party dress in a new fabric this year. It will be available in a pretty pink tone, which we’re sure will be popular with little princesses.

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For our boys collection, we’ve been finalising our baby boy autumn outfits. We have a new fun London and Soldiers fabric, and the photo below is from the day when we were cutting out baby shirts in this print. The shirts will be part of an adorable two-piece set with bay cord dungarees in navy and dark grey.

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Look out for all these fabulous new outfits on our website next week!

Finding beautiful unisex baby gifts

Although many have the option to find out if they’re having a boy or a girl before the arrival of their new baby, there are a number of couples who choose to keep it a surprise – or at least keep it a surprise for friends and family. It might make it seem tricky to buy the perfect baby present when you don’t want to go for blue or pink, but we have a number of adorable pieces in creams and greys that make for brilliant presents for both boys and girls.

Here are three stunning baby gift ideas from our unisex collection:

Picot Edge Cot Bed Blanket (£129)
Our cot-bed sized baby blankets are always popular among new parents, as they’re so practical for keeping baby warm in the cot or on the go. The merino/cashmere blend picot edge baby blanket is available in grey with cream contrasting crochet picot edging, making it an amazing gift to both baby boys and girls.

Cot Bed Baby Blanket Merino Cashmere

Bumblebee Flaphat & Mittens Set (£58)
A hat and mittens are essential for keeping baby warm during the colder months, and this cream merino/cashmere blend flaphat and mittens set means baby can be snug in style. The adorable set with hand-embroidered bumblebees on both hat and mittens makes a perfect present and is ideal for photo opportunities.

Baby flaphat and mittens set bumblebees

Cashmere Teddy Hooded Jacket (£85)
The new cashmere hooded jacket with teddy embroidery on the pockets is beautiful and luxurious. The super soft jacket is knitted in Loro Piana cashmere in pale silver grey with a contrast cream colour on the borders, cuffs and hood tassel and it makes a lovely baby gift for both little boys and girls. 

Teddy Hooded Baby Jacket Cashmere

 
 

5 reasons to visit Sue Hill at Spirit of Christmas

1. Shop the new Sue Hill collection
We’re very excited to announce that Sue Hill has taken a large stand at Spirit of Christmas this year, and will be recreating the charming Tunbridge Wells Shop at the London show. For all our London customers, this will be the ideal place to shop our new collection and more. 

Sue Hill shop knitwear

2. Find the perfect Christmas party outfit for your little ones
The show is on from 4-9 November, making it a brilliant time of year to buy this season’s Christmas party outfits for the youngest members of the family. We will be showcasing our party dresses for girls and trousers and shirts for boys. Sue Hill shop party wear

3. Get your Christmas shopping done early
The Sue Hill stand will be the ideal place to shop for presents for little ones this season, as we will be presenting a selection of beautiful baby and children’s jackets, coats, hats, scarves, mittens, dresses, blouses, shirts, hair bands, socks, shoes, babygros and more. The team will be on hand to help you find the perfect presents, and ensure knitwear and party outfits are beautifully presented in our signature lilac gift boxes.

Sue Hill shop boys knitwear

4. Learn to create a Christmas wreath
There is more than enough to do at Spirit of Christmas this year, and we’re sure many of our customers will also be trying to take a workshop in between doing their shopping. One of the workshops that have caught our eyes is the Christmas wreath one, as it will be with the Dorchester’s designer florist Phil Hammond and sounds pretty amazing. Time to get creative!

5. Do your Christmas shopping in style
After finishing your Christmas shopping, treat yourself to afternoon tea in Mossiman’s pop-up restaurant, or catch up with friends over a glass of champagne in the Louis Roederer Champagne Bar. A festive and stylish day out!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sue Hill stand at G31 at Spirit of Christmas, Kensington Olympia, 4-9 November