Spring has arrived in the Sue Hill Tunbridge Wells shop

As the sun is shining and we’re looking forward to warmer temperatures, our Tunbridge Wells shop has been transformed with soft summer colours and floral prints. Our spring rails are now filled with beautiful pieces for the new season, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our shop to see our latest collection:

  • We have a wide selection of adorable dresses for girls with stunning details and seasonal prints

Sue Hill Spring 2015 Girls

  • For boys, there are Liberty print rompers and shirts, as well as stylish summer outfits with dungarees and shorts

Sue Hill Spring 2015 Baby Boys

  • Soon-to-be flower girls and page boys have a wide range of styles to choose from in our special occasion wear section, which also includes christening outfits

Sue Hill Spring 2015 Flower Girls Page Boys

  • For colder days, we have hand knitted, soft knitwear ideal for pairing with both special occasion wear and our other summer clothesSue Hill Spring 2015 Knitwear
  • Young customers can even complete their look with our selection of handmade baby shoes from Ickle Shooz

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Now is the time to visit our shop to get in the spirit of spring!

Beautiful handmade summer outfits for baby boys

If you’re lucky enough to have a little boy to buy for this summer, you should have no problems finding sweet and stylish outfits from our brand new collection.

Theo shirt and James shorts set (£74)
It’s always fun to buy full outfits for babies, and the Theo shirt and James shorts set makes a stunning summer outfit for a little one. The navy, linen dungarees look adorable with the seasonal short-sleeved Liberty print shirt, and for colder days, the outfit can be layered with a cardigan. All set for summer!

Sue Hill Theo Shirt and James Shorts Set

Gally Liberty print shirt (£39)
Short-sleeved shirts are essential for stylish little boys during the warmer months, and we love the fun new season Gallymoggers Liberty print shirt in 100% cotton. Combine it with trousers, our cotton shorts, or linen dungaree, and baby boy will be all set for any summer outing!

Gally Liberty Print Shirt

Louis romper (£59)
For summer, baby boys look adorable in classic rompers, which are comfortable to wear and ideal for warm days. Our spring/summer collection includes a beautiful 100% linen Louis romper in blue and white. It has short sleeves and a peter pan collar, and it can easily be matched with our hand-knitted boys cardigans when needed. A brilliant summer baby boy outfit!

Sue Hill Louis Romper Baby Boy Linen

3 top family half-term activities

Groombridge Place
One of the places we love visiting with children near Tunbridge Wells, where we have our shop, is beautiful Groombridge Place. This half-term Groombridge Place is hosting a Wild Adventure Week, and families can take part in den building, follow a nature trail to see the wildlife, join in storytelling, and access Groombridge Place’s Enchanted Forest, where there’s a large wooden ship with rope bridges, rope swings, zip wire and more. There are also archery sessions with an expert instructor for over 6s, which can be booked on the day. A fantastic day out with a variety of outdoor adventures!

Whipsnade Zoo
Bring a scooter or take the car into Whipsnade Zoo this half-term to experience the different continents and wildlife. The zoo, which is located near Luton and an easy day trip from London, is not only a fun place to visit to get a chance to see large animals, such as elephants, up close, but there are also a variety of daily events, such as an action-packed sealion show. In addition, Whipsnade Zoo has a large outdoor playground with areas for children of different ages, as well as a popular indoor soft play area. A great day out for the entire family!

Whipsnade Zoo

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
One of our favourite free London activities for families is watching the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, which can be fascinating to see for both children and adults alike. The colourful ceremony, which lasts around 45 minutes, takes place at 11.30 in the morning on odd days this February. There’s also a Changing the Guard app with more details about the ceremony, and a visit to Changing the Guard can easily be combined with a trip to the Southbank Centre, where Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play is on this half-term.

3 top baby special occasion outfits for spring and summer

With winter being the most popular season to prepare for weddings and other important family celebrations, we’re thrilled to have launched several new baby special occasion outfits this week, which will be ideal for spring and summer events. Here are some of our favourite new pieces:

Hand smocked Liberty print Elizabeth dress (£79)
For a versatile baby girl spring and summer special occasion outfit, it’s impossible to go wrong with the new hand smocked Liberty print Elizabeth dress. The beautiful floral dress can be used for any special occasion, and it would make a stunning outfit for a baby flower girl, a christening or other family event. The adorable design includes a Peter Pan collar and a fully lined gathered skirt. The ideal summer dress for a little party girl!

Sue Hill Smocked Dress Elizabeth Liberty Print Baby Girl

Hand smocked dress and pants (£89)
The new, adorable hand smocked dress and pants set for baby girls comes in 100% cotton, and is ideal for anyone looking for a cute flower girl dress or christening outfit. It’s a true party outfit for a little princess, and has a fully-lined gathered skirt. The matching nappy pants complete the look!

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William outfit with shoes and sunhat (£133)
The stunning pale blue William outfit for baby boys is perfect for any special occasion, such as christening, wedding or anniversary celebration, and the set consists of a shirt onesie, romper pants, matching shoes and sunhat. The best part is that this pretty set is also comfortable for little ones to wear, as it’s hand made in 100% cotton and includes an elasticated waist. In addition, the design is practical for baby, as the shirt is made as a ‘onesie’ fastening at the crotch, meaning the outfit remains in place. Pretty and functional!

Pale Blue William Special Occasion Outfit with Hat and Shoes

Take a sneak peek of our spring/summer collection 2015

Next month will see the release of our spring/summer 2015 collection, and we can’t wait to launch the beautiful new dresses, rompers, short sets and more online and in-store.
In the meantime, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the stunning pieces that will be part of the new collection, and some of the new fabrics you can expect to see for spring/summer.
We have chosen 9 Liberty fabrics for this season and other fabrics to complement the prints we are using. The fabric swatches below are for boys shirts and rompers. Fun and summery!
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Bigger girls–aged 2-3 years and up–can look forward to the new stylish Ella pieces. The new collection includes the beautiful, sleeveless Ella summer dress, which is simply styled and ideal for both summer parties and holidays.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
There’s also a new Ella shorts set with a sleeveless blouse and matching puff shorts. Pretty and cute!
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For little girls, the new collection will include the adorable Lily dress in a fun pink Gallymoggers print. The ultimate summer dress!
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Beautiful new baby girl christening dresses for 2015

We haven’t forgotten about our baby girls customers when releasing our new range of christening outfits, and the new collection includes both stunning and cute christening dresses for little princesses. Here are some top picks:

The Elsie Christening Gown (£160)
For a classic style christening gown, which can be treasured for generations, the new hand made silk Elsie gown is a stunning choice. The puff-sleeved dress has hand embroidered roses and leaves around the neckline and contrasting silk piping along the yoke. There’s also a frill bonnet (£29) to complete the outfit. An impressive gown for a big day!

Sue Hill Elsie Christening Gown

The Rosebud dress and pants (£89)
The new ivory Rosebud dress is hand smocked and hand embroidered with pale pink roses and leaves, and this cute baby girl’s special occasion dress makes a wonderful christening dress. It also comes with matching nappy pants with rose and leaf embroidery detail and an elasticated waist. A truly special outfit!

Sue Hill Rosebud Christening Dress

The Liberty Print Elizabeth Tulle dress (£99)
For a pretty and unique christening gown, the new handmade Liberty Print Elizabeth Tulle dress is a beautiful, girly dress, which is bound to be remembered. The puff-sleeved dress has a pretty Liberty print bodice and skirt with layers of netting under the skirt and a layer of tulle on top of the skirt. An adorable special occasion dress for both babies and toddlers!

Liberty Print Elizabeth Dress

Adorable new baby boy christening outfits

Baby’s big day needs to be celebrated in style, and that’s why we’re very excited to release a range of new christening outfits. The new collection includes several pretty and sweet options for baby boys, and here are some of our favourite styles:

The George shirt and trousers (£95)
If baby boy would prefer a cotton outfit for his big day, the George shirt and trousers can be a brilliant alternative. The outfit can be personalised with baby’s name or initials for an extra charge to make it extra special, which is ideal for a christening. The trousers have button down braces and an elasticated waist, so baby will be dressed both stylish and comfortably!

Sue Hill George Shirt and Trousers Special Occasion Wear

The Tom romper (£79)
For an elegant little prince the Tom romper is bound to be a winner for a christening. The white or ivory silk romper has our cute hand embroidered train detail in navy or grey on the bodice. Stylish and sweet!

Sue Hill Tom Romper Grey Christening Outfit

The classic romper (£89)
Style-conscious baby boys are also sure to like the classic romper, which is a beautiful choice for a christening. The silk romper comes with a contrast trim on the yoke, and it is also trimmed with a silk piping on the collar. A wonderful christening outfit that can be treasured for generations!

Sue Hill classic romper christening outfit

The baby boy christening outfits are all handmade and made-to-order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. 

Stunning new flower girl dresses for 2015

With a rush of brides-to-be always visiting our shop at this time of year, we’re extremely excited about the latest additions to our collection. We have several beautiful new flower girl dresses this season, and the classy and stylish designs are sure to make the young members of the wedding party feel special.

The Freya dress (£149)
For brides with simply-styled dresses, the new Freya dress will make a brilliant bridesmaid or flower girl dress. The elegant, sleeveless dress comes with a stylish silk bodice and a cotton skirt with layers of netting underneath and a layer of patterned tulle on top. Stylish and stunning!

Sue Hill Freya Flower Girl Dress

The Clara dress (£119)
Baby flower girls will look sweet and pretty in the brand new 100% silk Clara dress, which has a cute silk bow at the front. The circular skirt has a cotton underskirt and layers of netting, making it a fantastic choice for the youngest flower girls. Classic and beautiful!

Sue Hill Clara Flower Girl dress

The Eva dress (£149)
For an impressive-looking flower girl dress, the new Eva dress is the perfect choice. It’s fit for a princess, and comes with a stunning silk bodice and puff sleeves. The skirt is a gathered layer of 100% cotton with layers of netting underneath and a patterned sparkle tulle trimmed with the same fabric. A dress with the wow-factor!

Sue Hill Eva dress

The Sue Hill flower girl dresses are hand made and made to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks delivery time for the Freya dress and the Eva dress and 2-3 weeks delivery time for the Clara dress.

Highlights from our fantastic winter sale

Our renowned winter sale is now on, and we have a selection of beautiful knitwear and partywear with brilliant discounts. Here are a few top picks from the sale:

Baby cashmere willow cardigan (Normal price £79, Sale price £49)
For baby girls, there’s an exquisite pink hand knitted cashmere cardigan with hand embroidered Forget Me Nots and roses around the bottom edge. There’s also a matching knitted dress in the sale, and the set looks adorable on little ones.

Sue Hill Willow Cardigan

Liberty Print Tess and Rosa dress (Normal price £65, Sale price £45)
For older girls, we have a stunning hand made dress in a classic Liberty print. The pretty dress has a gathered skirt and a sweet velvet ribbon and bow at the waist. Perfect for any occasion!

Sue Hill Liberty Print Dress

Merino cashmere slipover (Normal price £45, Sale price £32)
For boys, there are a selection of comfy slipovers in the sale, and this super soft merino cashmere slipover is still available in several sizes. The Oliver slipover has a central cable design on the front, and it looks brilliant over a long-sleeved t-shirt or shirt.

Sue Hill slipover