Sunday, 24 July 2016

Flannels VIP launch, Intu Metrocentre, Gateshead...

Hello lovelies,

This week saw the opening of Intu Metrocentre's latest designer offering, Flannels, and I was lucky enough to be invited along to the VIP launch.  After first discovering Flannels on a trip to Liverpool, then beaming with excitement when a Flannels store recently opened in Sunderland (I've already bought a Micheal Kors trench and Armani jeans-I'm officially hooked!) I couldn't wait to see what Flannels, Gateshead had to offer!

Situated on the ground floor of the Platinum Mall, Flannels offers 9,000 square feet of designer luxury for both men and women.  From Gucci, to Alexander McQueen (and everything in between!) if designer is your thing, then Flannels is the place to be!

My friend Krissi was my date for the evening, and after our initial greeting, we were officially checked off the guest list and let loose in the store.  There were delicious canap├ęs from the Botanist on offer, as well as mini bottles of Lanson champagne, and a golden envelope for every VIP which could've been worth a £1000 shopping spree!

 Valentino anyone?

Heading straight to the accessories (I'll always be a handbag girl!) I set off to plan what I would buy should I win the £1000-I started with Valentino and ended with Vivienne Westwood but sadly I didn't win!

After the competition was over, the real shopping began.  Keen to make use of my VIP discount (10% off sale goods, 20% off non-sale items) I set to shopping with a mission in mind-securing a dress for my visit to Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco for my summer break this year.  Luckily for me, Flannels caters for every occasion.  I started at Self-Portrait, where the dresses never disappoint...

...but in the end it was a little number from Darling that won me over (stick with me-I'll show you later!).

 A quick nod to any Sunderland fans-Fabio Borini in the background with wife Erin-one of the
many VIP celebrity guests to make an appearance at the launch.

Dress safely secured, there was just enough time left to try on a few pairs of sunglasses before we had to leave.

Not to focus solely on womenswear, there's plenty to offer for the men in your life too.  With brands ranging from Barbour to Belstaff, Armani and McQueen, the menswear is wonderfully varied with something to suit most tastes.

Just some of the menswear on offer 

Thanks so much to the team at Flannels, Intu Metrocentre, Gateshead,  for inviting us along to the launch and for looking after us so well.  Flannels is sure to be a huge success and fits in with the Platinum Mall aesthetic beautifully; I look forward to visiting again!  Flannels, Gateshead is open 7 days a week (here).

(oh...and here's THAT dress, a bargain buy at £35.10-thanks Flannels!)


PS-I need to also give a shout out to Krissi, because amongst my iPhone snaps-she provided most of the wonderful images from this post-thanks lady!



  1. Love the dress that you picked out but also the black and white one you're pictured holding is one I've had my eye on for a while. Gutted I couldn't make this event but given my New Years Resolution was to not buy any new clothes, shoes or accessories for a year I think it's a good job I didn't tempt myself! Hope you have a fab time in Monte Carlo!

    1. You're stronger than me-don't think I could go a whole year without shopping! Thank you lovely and thanks for stopping by :) xx

    2. The dress looks great!


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