Monday, 17 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide - The Last Minute Edition!

Happy Monday! The week may have started off a little rainy and cold but there are only five working days separating us from the festivities and well deserved time off. Only five tiny days between us happily retreating to the sofa, opening a box of chocolates and enjoying a much needed glass of bubbly. Now, that is something to truly celebrate and look forward to! If you've been super organised this year with presents, gift wrapping and everything in between, you can ease into the smugness of having the festive season ticked off. However, if like us, you're a bit of a panic shopper and there is a big ol' list of presents still waiting to be sorted out, our last minute gift guide is here to help. With three last minute gift ideas for him and her, you will have all your outstanding gifts ticked off in no time. Time saved panicking about gifts = more time for festive drinks, right?

For Her 

So whether you're shopping for friends, mums, sister or grandmas - we truly have something for every gal in your life. Our luxe Clemmie tote comes in a range of shades and is perfect for a special lady in your life while our Flora and Clara  pieces are perfect for sisters, best friends and your girl squad. We also love a touch of personalisation with our monogrammed key rings - the perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa Piece. All the pieces mentioned come in a wide array of colours for you to mix and match - we just couldn't resist showing you our glitzier numbers for the festive season!

For Him

And what about the boys? We hear you ask. Don't worry, we have gift giving sorted for them as well.
Our Lou Tote is simply a no brainer when it comes to charming the gentleman in your life while an assortment of our roomiest wash bags is perfect for the jet setters who need to carry shaving balm, toiletries and tech equipment around the globe. As for the girls, we also can't resist a key ring perhaps with a special date or nickname engraved in gold.

Happy Last Minute Shopping - don't forget our signature gift boxes are back this year in three sizes to   add a festive touch to your presents!

Pepper Alley HQ X 

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Festive Look Book

Happy start to December! How is everyone doing? Are you ready for Christmas? It's safe to say that here at Pepper Alley, there is great excitement round the office with Christmas tunes in full swing, wrapping paper everywhere ready to package up your festive goodies and competitive mince pie eating. We have also been giving festive dressing some thought and as you probably have your festive parties, drinks and events coming up, we thought we would share our top 3 outfit picks in a festive look book. With a leather accessory for every outfit as well as the team's fashion recommendations, what's not to love? Enjoy!

The Christmas Drinks Outfit - A touch of red appears obvious at Christmas but is there anything more stylish or warm? Do like VB and pair a bright matching clutch and shoes to your outfit to add a touch of contrast. We suggest a Rose Gold Flora for extra festive points. We can't promise your very own David Beckham with the outfit but one can hope - 'tis the season after all!


The Christmas Ball -  Whether it's a fancy do or the office Christmas ball, there are occasions where a  little glam is not just necessary but absolutely mandatory. We love glitter, sequins and everything sparkly but when it comes to balancing an outfit, nothing beats our nude clutches perfect to tone down the boldest of dresses. Having said this, a touch of grey suede looks incredibly elegant and can really bring an outfit together. 

The Cosy Christmas Drinks -  Not all Christmas events take place during the evening and require a tight dress or killer pair of heels. Whether it's some casual Christmas drinks, a festive evening at a friend's house or a Christmas play date with your children, dressing practically whilst adding a touch of glamour is key. That's why we love a slouchy jumper and a Clemmie tote to wear over the shoulder - perfect to pack Christmas presents, baby wipes and (why not!) a much needed bottle of fizz! 

What are your festive go - to looks? We want to know! All style pictures are courtesy of Pinterest and, in fact, they are from our gorgeous December board filled to the brim with our selection of festive treats, night in ideas and style picks. You can find our festive board right here for all your December inspiration.

Wishing you a lovely festive month ahead.


Pepper Alley HQ X 

Monday, 26 November 2018

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Round Up

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, here at Pepper Alley HQ, we are not overly convinced on Black Friday. Of course, it's great to grab a bargain but in our eyes, there is nothing better than quality and craftsmanship, all wrapped up and packaged and waiting patiently at your door. Having said this, when it comes to taking the idea of Black Friday literally, we have lots of Black Totes and Clutches, ready to go with any outfit or to order as Christmas Presents for your loved ones. As Mondays, are always a bit of a drag, we thought we would start the day on a positive note and share our favourite goodies with you. If you're starting your Christmas present shopping, remember to sign up to our mailing list and receive 10% off. Happy (conscious!) Shopping!

The Original -  Where to begin, if not with our iconic Black Lou Tote? Perfect for the girls and boys, this piece is a true wardrobe staple. We don't know about you but around this time of year, our totes always end up looking a little battered and bruised meaning it's time for a refresh. What's better than adding a sneaky treat for yourself in the shopping cart before the Christmas panic sets in and you find yourself rushing around buying for everyone else? You can get your Lou Tote right here.

The Night Out Staple - Where would we be without a classy black mini bag on nights out? Ready to soften the boldest of prints (AW18's Leopard trend, we are looking at you!) , our Flora and Clara clutches are our absolute go to choices on a night out and we would be a little lost without them, we'll admit. If you are buying them as presents, these prove very popular for teens and tweens going to their first parties and school balls. You can find out favourite clutches here.

The 'I need to get everything done before Christmas' staple - Do you have that friend or colleague who just needs to get everything done before Christmas? Offer relief from those to do lists and spreadsheet with a thoughtful gift to ensure she remains this organised into 2019, she will love you for it. Find our selection of Pencil Cases here.

The Family of Trinkets -   How could we forget our little beauties? As you know, our key rings have had a little transformation with some new entries and personalisation options which are proving very popular so far. Ease into the week with a little present for yourself or get ahead on those stocking fillers and snap them up right here before it's too late.

We hope you love our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Selection - we can't wait to sport our Black Leather goodies with all our winter outfits. Which ones are your favourite? Remember to check back with the blog for all our Christmas posts coming up, we can't wait!


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Saturday, 3 November 2018

November New Ins

Happy Saturday and Happy Start to the Weekend! We thought the start of the new month would be the perfect opportunity to show you some beauties which have just dropped here at Pepper Alley HQ.

You would be right in thinking we have been keeping these beauties hidden for a little while but we wanted to make sure they were looking perfect for the big reveal and let us tell you - they surely do not disappoint. We are still loving all things personalisation when it comes to our accessories and have been asking you guys all the questions on Instagram with regards to favourite emojis, fonts and colours - if you have more ideas to share or simply need a certain type of personalisation option, let us know - we would love to help out!

We are still loving metallic with a touch of rose gold....

And feeling rather romantic with our choice of personalisation....

Then, it's on to a sportier look with our statement colour block contrast....

 Do you prefer the silver or pink?

Or perhaps the dark burgundy?

We just can't choose!

These will make the perfect Stocking Filler in time for Christmas (yes, we've gone there - in November!)

This gold number is perfect for best friends, mums, aunties, grandmas....

And anyone else who loves a bit of sparkle!

Then it's back to the soft pinks and metallics....

For those teens and Tweens who are just impossible to buy for!

But before we even think about Christmas, these are perfect for special occasions you may have coming up.....

Perhaps, it's a special anniversary or significant date that needs celebrating....

Or a special thought for the man in your life (because we make accessories for the boys too, remember!)

Or perhaps, it's a gift for yourself....

To treat yourself at the start of this new month....

...start Winter afresh....

....and remind yourself that you deserve this little gift...

And this one....

 And that one too!

And, let's be honest, nothing beats finding your keys in your bag on first attempt!

We hope you liked this little gallery and insight into some new arrivals. You can find these new beauties right here

Which one is you favourite? We would love to know!


Pepper Alley HQ X

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Top 3 October Favourites

Hi everyone and welcome back to the blog! With LFW over for this season, it's as if the whole of London has let out a sight of relief and blissfully retreated to their sofas to lap up all the autumnal cosy vibes. In fact, with Autumn in full swing, we have been reflecting on our top 3 favourites for the season - we have included a little bit of everything in our selection from the night in essentials to our favourite picks for when we do leave the comfort (and central heating!) of the house to venture outside. You can also find included some insight into London with the event we just don't want to miss out on! Hope this gives you some ideas to truly enjoy Autumn at its best - let us know what you are up to this October, we hope you have a great one!

1.  The Night In Essentials -   The arrival of Autumn calls for one big night in - we want a cosy evening with Netflix, aaall the snacks and our beauty essentials (face masks, moisturisers, everything!) firmly by our side. Luckily, our gorgeous Eva clutch bags are multi use and ideal not only for nights out. In fact, they are so delightfully roomy to stash all your beauty essentials for indulgent nights in or spontaneous mini breaks away. If, like us, you can't wait to organise a cosy night in set up (and love supporting small businesses along the way!) , why not add a gorgeous throw from our friends over at Chunky Couture? Their knitted perfection is just what nights in were made for!

(Pic via Chunky Couture)

2. The Night Out Favourites -   Autumn and Winter may be the official night in seasons but we know that Pepper Alley girls (and boys of course!) are a brave lot who won't let a little chill get in the way of their evening plans. For this reason, we have selected a few gold and rose gold picks to add warmth to your nights out. A touch of golden is our monthly inspiration and, with such gorgeous styles, it's very easy to see why! You can find our golden favourites here and here.

3. The Event Not to Miss -  Halloween can often be a difficult evening to navigate and, let's be honest,  the spookiest night of the year can easily turn into a logistical nightmare. After all, the possibilities are endless - house party or night out? To dress up or not to dress up? And if we choose to dress up, what shall we go as? It's to easy to end up in a seasonal question loop but luckily Tonight Josephine and Benefit have found the perfect solution for us. Their halloween collaborations involves cocktails, make up and the opportunity to shop Benefit Goodies - everything we love! If you are interested, you can grab your friends and book tickets here.

We hope you are enjoying this gorgeous season so far - keep your eyes peeled for a post on our newbies coming soon and, as always, you can stay posted with all things Pepper Alley on our Instagram and Pinterest Channels.


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