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Fransa is a Danish company that was founded back in 1968, and is presently a successful part of the portfolio of DK Company A/S. Fransa designs are focused on women who want to appear feminine, but have a requirement for quality and style.
The modern woman has a need to look feminine in clothes that have decoration details for special occasions, but at the same time, she needs something more formal for work, and the more casual look for when she is at leisure. The Fransa girl is not afraid to try out new styles and designs, experimenting with new colours and trends as they appear from season to season, and is often a keen follower of fashion magazines which give her inspiration. She will also keep a keen eye out for clothing items that can easily be combined with one another.
Not only does she need all this and more, but she expects her clothes to be available at affordable prices. The Fransa fashion house scores heavily in all of the above departments, which is why Duo is happy to include the range for the benefit of the fashion-conscious Rutland woman.
Yest has been involved in the fashion industry since 1996, and is based in the Netherlands. Producing no less than six new collections every year, Yest clothes are for the modern woman who wants to keep one step ahead of the game.
All Yest clothes are designed and fabricated in house, which is how the company can keep up with the very latest trends in fashion. Yest clothing is featured in more than 300 stores and boutiques in Britain and Europe, and has a growing number of fans in Canada and the US.
Yest is spontaneous and original. The designs are unique and up to the moment, at a price every woman can afford. Yest is for the trendy woman who knows exactly what she wants, and is determined to have it. Duo is proud to supply the ever-changing styles of Yest.
Cream is a Danish women’s fashion brand, trendy high quality clothing with a feminine edge. Cream’s design is a romantic bohemia style in dusky pastel shades with beautiful detailing of lace, embroidery ruffles, sequins and tassels. Cream dresses are wonderful for that special occasion, whether it’s for a wedding, party or dinner date, or choose a classic style that never goes out of fashion.
Their slogan is “If loving fashion is a crime, we plead guilty” and Duo agrees.
Designed and manufactured totally in the UK, A Post Card From Brighton is a cool collection of jerseys and knitwear inspired by the 24 hour a day culture that is Brighton, in East Sussex.
You can wear clothes from A Post Card From Brighton at any time of day, and for any reason. Whether it’s going to work in the office, going out for dinner, going to a party, or just lazing around having a few drinks in a country pub,
A Post Card From Brighton has got you covered. You’ll look and feel truly amazing, and there are six collections a year, so you will always be bang up to date – and one step ahead of your friends. Duo is delighted to offer jerseys and knitwear from this eclectic mix.
Claudia Canova is the sister company to Smith and Canova, both companies having been founded by David Smith. Claudia Canova manufactures colourful and exciting bags and accessories.
The company has become well-known for outstanding design at remarkably affordable prices. Their core belief is that every woman, whatever her age, should be able to possess things of beauty.
Fabrics and fittings are sourced from across the world, and the team make regular visits to suppliers to ensure that they are only using the very best materials. Duo’s emphasis is on choosing the right product for customers’ at a price that is affordable.
Ruby & Ed produce only the finest luxury slippers and faux fur products. Specialising in luxury handmade slippers and faux fur to inspire you, a new collection is developed each season, creating extraordinary gifts for extraordinary people. They use a higher grade of material than cheaper alternatives available, ensuring their products are functionally superior, denser for greater warmth, last longer, shed less and look ever so real. It’s so good even PETA approved their faux fur.
Ruby & Ed slippers and accessories are sold in high end boutiques and stores worldwide , two of Ruby and Ed’s first customers were Liberty’s and Anthropologie, and, now of course, in Duo in Oakham.
Nour of London was founded in 1991 by Setareh Shojaie and her husband Mehrdad. Setareh has a passion for creative design, and all her pieces are based on her Persian heritage. Her mother is an artist and has always encouraged her daughter’s creative instincts, which Setareh is delighted to be able to use on a daily basis with her husband.
Setareh believes in constant design, quality, and service, and aims to produce pieces that have a distinct touch of the exotic about them, yet which will appeal to any woman with a sense of glamour and fashion. Rings, brooches, necklaces, earrings, and more are all available from the Nour collection in Duo.
Treaty jewellery takes its inspiration from the ancient Ottoman Empire, and in order to produce the stunning effects can be inspired by nature and art together. Treaty jewellery is made from a unique combination of zinc, aluminium and copper, known as zamak.
Every piece is hand crafted by jewellery workers working in a safe and happy environment, and every piece is guaranteed to be lead and nickel free.
Once completed, each piece is silver plated which gives the jewellery its’ lovely matt sheen, which is the trade mark of Treaty jewellery. This process is derived from age old traditions of artisan jewellery making. Treaty jewellery is just what you need in order to wear something that is different from the norm and that will get you noticed.
The Irish Country House Collection of Candles has been designed and created by two of the leading interior designers in Ireland, Helen Roden and Joseph Ensko.
They spent over a year working with master perfumers in order to create scented candles that would evoke the essence of each room and its purpose in the traditional Irish country house. Every candle is hand made from a premium blend of soy wax, which is both natural and 100% biodegradable. The wicks are made from pure cotton which is hand straightened in order to ensure even burning, and are also guaranteed lead free.
Labels are applied by hand, before being put into signature boxes with a gold trim. The boxes themselves were designed around an original 18thC plaster motif, and even the colours were researched and selected from Irish Country House archives. For a really distinct scent for that special dinner party, or romantic evening, choose from the Irish Country House Collection at Duo.
At Duo we stock a range of hats and fascinators to compliment your outfit, and make you stand out from the crowd. Please contact us for more information, or call in store to browse our range of millinery. It will give us great pleasure to help you find a perfect hat at a perfect price.