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Araks

Lingerie line launched by Araks Yeramyan with the simple brief to make women feel beautiful, beginning with the most intimate of layers, nothing else comes closer next to skin: it’s the very first thing a woman slips on in the morning, and the last to come off at night. Born out of a love for art, design and colour, Araks is for the modern intelligent woman who has an eye and appreciation for the finer details but is understated in her approach to style, preferring to follow her own instincts rather than the diktats of everyone else around her. This sense of ease and effortless style rings through the Araks collections, which are designed and produced in New York with the finest Italian fabrics. The line-up comprises an arresting interplay of barely-there sheer layers spliced with interludes of unexpected colour and textures; Araks is a curation of delicate pieces, so dreamy it’s like wearing nothing at all. Araks Yeramyan, a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and a former student of Central Saint Martins School in London has an innate understanding of design, painting, photography and silk screening – a unique skill set she applies to every collection. After graduating with a degree in fashion design and completing an internship at Marc Jacobs, she joined the design team at J.Crew before launching her eponymous lingerie collection in 2000, followed by swimwear in 2013. Araks lives in New York City and takes inspiration from the vibrant, pulsating beauty that surrounds her. Relaunched for Resort 2014, Araks Swim is inspired by the same aesthetic and attention to color and fit that defines her lingerie collection. With it’s bold color palatte and streamlined silhouettes, the collection reflects the same concept of effortless beauty upon which all of her work is based. Launched in 2000, based on the principle of effortless beauty, Araks’ lingerie creates a holistic experience of beauty and confidence starting with the most intimate and personal layer. The collection is characterized by a focus on color and rigorous attention to detail with the goal of creating comfortable, everyday luxury cotton underwear for women. Redefining the classics with a masculine play on femininity and a refined ease, Araks’ Ready to Wear collection launched in 2006. Know for its clean pointillist construction and modern finishing, the collection creates clothing that gives women the experience of beauty through its quiet manner and intimate attention to color, texture and detail.

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Bakers and Larners of Holt

An exceptional department store!

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JD Williams

They pride themselves on making fashion fit. As experts in size and fit, they understand that your shape is unique and they strive to bring you fashion that fits and flatters your figure at amazing prices. They also offer an extensive range of footwear in a wide range of width fittings, lingerie in sizes 12-32, as well as menswear in up to a 66 chest and 64 waist. Plus you'll find a wide range of your favourite brands in the electricals department, as well as stylish homewares and affordable furniture in then home department, not to mention their ranges of children's clothing and toys. They also have a wide collection of gifts available for him, for her and for the kids. From unique experience days to gorgeous wedding and personalised gifts, they’ve got the perfect present for every occasion. They make sure that looking fabulous doesn't come at the expense of others. So they're members of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), which looks out for those who make the clothes and helps improve their working conditions, wherever they are in the world. Their code of conduct sets out the core principles that their suppliers must follow to ensure that products are made in safe working conditions and the people that make them are treated fairly and paid a fair wage, wherever they are based in the world: employment is freely chosen, working conditions are safe and hygienic, living wages are paid, working hours are not excessive, no discrimination is practised, regular employment is provided, no harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed. They regularly check suppliers by using certified audit companies as well as using internal resource. They recognise that they have a responisibility to act ethically from wherever they source in the world. They are currently working on a number of projects together with other retailers on key supply chains around the world. These include garments from Bangladesh, toys from China, furniture from Vietnam and garments from Southern India.

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King of Cotton

Established in 1995 in the UK. The origin of ‘Re di Cotone’, the Italian version of the business, has been in existence since 1880, and through a long line of family ties, it was brought to the UK with the main aim of supplying the UK's finest hotels with superior quality linens. Over the years they were asked by guests staying at these top hotels to sell their products directly to them, which led them to creating this website in December 2003. Since then there has been no looking back, the website is used by many hoteliers and private customers alike and loved for its unbeatable wholesale prices and superior hotel quality products. They pride themselves in having the highest industry standards certificate ISO 9001 for continuous efforts to improve on customer services and company efficiency.

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L Frank

Liseanne Frankfurt grew up making jewellery out of anything and everything imaginable. A native Californian, Liseanne began selling her work during her sophomore year, while studying Art History at UCLA. A successful business quickly followed, as did a move to NYC. This initial collection was sold at Barneys New York and Japan, Fred Segal, and numerous other boutiques across the country. A return to Los Angeles coincided with a sabbatical from jewellery making, and a foray into the world of interior design. This break provided the space and inspiration for Liseanne to return to her true love, and to the formation of LFrank. The retail store opened on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice in 2007, and moved in early 2015 to occupy part of the iconic former Obsolete space on Main Street, also in Venice, CA. Liseanne has travelled extensively throughout the world, and has lived in both NYC and Los Angeles. She continues to create and expand LFrank, bringing a modern sensibility to a century’s old tradition. Her studies in Gemology at GIA have further strengthened her knowledge and commitment to making exquisite objects of personal adornment. The recent creation of the LFrank Lingerie collection represents an expansion into the realm of personal luxury as not only adornment, but as a lifestyle distinction.

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Light in the Box

Global online retail company that delivers products (apparel, home and garden, electronics, small accessories, wedding apparel) directly to consumers around the world. Founded in 2007, Light In The Box has offered customers a convenient way to shop for a wide selection of lifestyle products at attractive prices. Whether you're looking for the latest clothing trends or the perfect wedding dress, the best cosplay look or the most unique home decor, they have you covered. They cut out the middle man and bring customers factory-direct products at exceptional prices they won't find anywhere else.

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M and Co

Family is important. Reliability and trust are the values they adhere to. Ever since the first Mackays store opened 50 years ago, they have committed to running M & Co as a family business and their expansion shows that it works. Their current chain has grown organically from a small family business of just 6 stores specialising in women's, men's and children's fashion, to almost 300. Between 2005 and 2007, the store portfolio was expanded and upgraded, and Mackays successfully re-branded to the more contemporary M & Co fascia. They currently employ more than 3,900 staff, with 3,500 of those based in-store and the remainder in their Inchinnan Head Office (beside Glasgow Airport), or in their London Buying Office. Astonishingly, almost a quarter of the staff have been with them for more than 10 years, with some outstanding individuals having worked in the company for more than 30 years. M & Co is known for its family culture, which nurtures some extremely loyal customers.

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Nancy Meyer

Luxury lingerie, designer lingerie and designer swimwear from Nancy Meyer since 1978; featuring the latest styles from La Perla, Wolford, Karla Colletto.

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Natural Bed Company

Keep it simple, keep it different and make it perfect! That’s been their guideline since they made their first bed 40 years ago – a waterbed made from recycled roof joists. They no longer make waterbeds, nor do they use old joists, but they still make bed frames from sustainable timber. They love wood and they think the amazing natural resource of timber should be used to make beautiful furniture that will last. Buying timber from managed forests ensures that new trees are planted and the cycle of planting, growth and harvest can continue. Quality is the top of their priorities, quality in manufacturing and quality in customer service. They’re based in Sheffield where they’ve been awarded the Made in Sheffield mark granted to local businesses continuing Sheffield’s tradition of quality manufacturing. They’re a member of The Furniture Ombudsman and the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

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Olivia von Halle

After studying Fashion and Textile Management at Leeds University, Olivia von Halle worked for the Future Laboratory in London as a trend forecaster for clients including Louis Vuitton, Gucci Group and Lamborghini. In 2008 she moved to Shanghai, China where she continued working as a trend forecaster for various agencies and as a luxury brand consultant. Coming home from evenings partying with friends, she would long to ditch her sky-high heels and constricting outfits for something glamorous enough to enjoy a gin and tonic in before sliding off to bed. Inspired by the lounging pyjamas worn by Coco Chanel and her contemporaries in the 1920s, she started work with her tailor to design the perfect pair of pyjamas. In 2011 she returned to London to launch the Olivia von Halle brand. Olivia now lives in London with her husband Hugo and boxer dog Bathtub.

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Overstock

They strive to provide customers with quality products at the best prices possible (best deals online in furniture, bedding, jewellery and more). All the while, they make all efforts to give customers an unforgettable level of service. They invite the best and brightest to join their team of talented professionals. If you are the type of person who likes to find new and interesting ways to work efficiently, enjoys working with a diverse community of professionals in a friendly atmosphere, and is willing to go the extra mile to achieve goals, this is the place for you. They provide associates with an environment that will help stimulate creativity and innovation. With a full benefits package and more, working for Overstock will become a part of your American Dream.

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Toast

Designs and retails clothes and homewares for modern living. They endeavour to create products that are unique, designed with great care, made of exceptional materials - and to present them in simple and inspiring ways. Established in West Wales in 1997 by Jessica and Jamie Seaton, Toast has grown steadily to become a company renowned for its uncompromising commitment to quality, creativity and thoughtfulness. With a large online following, 11 shops throughout the UK and offices in both London and Swansea, Toast today is a fast growing, forward looking company that never loses sight of the core values on which it was founded. Toast's collections for women and home are designed and developed in-house by a dedicated design team, and manufactured by trusted suppliers around the world. Their designs evolve with each season, but every collection is informed by simplicity, modernity, comfort and colour. The Toast website is their primary retail base. They work hard to ensure their website is user friendly and that new and loyal customer receive the very best in customer service. Customers are encouraged to review products they buy from Toast, helping others in their buying decisions. They deliver to many international destinations and as their business has grown, their delivery costs have come down: £4.95 UK delivery and flat rate worldwide delivery.

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