With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, people, businesses, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Lilac Rose.
Explore Indie Cambridge - Lilac Rose
If you are the type of person whose eye is caught by an interesting fabric design, a quirky accessory or a gift with a twist, then you really should make time to visit Lilac Rose clothes shop on Bridge Street.
With their creative flair, owners Mark and Amanda Sinclair’s vision was to bring a bit of theatre and fun to the high street, with a central cast of beautiful British clothing from designers including Louche, Emily & Fin, Closet and Sugarhill. Brands are chosen in particular for their use of colour and fabrics, but most of all for their great fit. The pricing is consciously ‘high street’, but you don’t need to worry about seeing the same dress being sported by the masses, as Mark and Amanda only stock a small number of each item and are constantly on the lookout to find new and interesting additions. This all adds to the sense of excitement and discovery at Lilac Rose and with a generous boudoir styled changing room area and a very helpful and knowledgeable team, it’s very easy to get caught up in the fun.
Supporting the central clothing range is an inspired collection of jewellery and accessories – from the utterly glamorous to the quirky and humorous. Lilac Rose is a fantastic place to find presents as well – from books and bags to cards and wrapping paper, all shot through with an underlying eclectic theme. You can also buy from their really easy to use online shop which offers a handy ‘click and collect’ service too.
71 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UR
Telehone 01223 363330
Discover unique boutiques and boutique hotels mingled with communities of artists and craftspeople. Sample an award-winning restaurant or thriving little café tucked away in a back street – all easy to locate via the comprehensive Indie Cambridge directory. It features hundreds of local traders, artists, makers, producers, venues and events – all of which play a part in the real life of the city and local area. Run by long-term residents with a true passion for all things indie, the site is packed with valuable insider knowledge of the local scene. And whoever you are - resident or visitor; whatever you search for, read about and choose to visit, you can be sure it’s independent!
Look out for the latest edition of Indie Cambridge's magazine, The Indie, out now - or read it online here
A celebration of the city’s best independent traders, venues and events