The Shush Christmas Edit
The Shush Christmas Edit
The advent of fast fashion and throwaway trends encourages us to buy pieces that we are bound to fall out of love with before the season is over, that is if they don’t lose their shape or quality first. But there’s nothing quite like that feeling of opening your wardrobe and finding piece after piece that you love to wear regardless of your mood, the season or your current style.
William Morris once said to “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Personally, this is a motto we hold dear at Shush at the Wellington as we believe that every item in your wardrobe should be one that you truly love and that makes you feel good every time you wear it. With this in mind, we hope that you enjoy the Shush Christmas Edit, comprising our handpicked selection of items from the store that represent the ideal gift for yourself or the other preloved designer fashion mavens in your life who recognise the importance of quality.
The Stocking Filler
The lovely thing about buying high-quality items is that even the smaller pieces go a long way. Spoil yourself or someone else who deserves it with a classic in smooth black lambskin with bifold detail and quilted patterning.
For a really luxurious gift that will keep you warm throughout the bitter UK winter, we love these super-soft from Chanel. Crafted using chocolate brown tones flanked with gold "CC" logo buttons and black silk lining, they will add a touch of sophistication to any seasonal ensemble.
We all know the value of a good quality coat, so why not make this Christmas gift an investment piece by purchasing a forever coat? The right outerwear will always bring an outfit together with style and class – it’s also good to invest in both seasonal coats as well as trans-seasonal pieces such as a classic trench that will work throughout spring, summer and autumn to dress up and dress down an outfit.
Gucci are the go-to for a beautiful quality trench and we love the leather belt and on this piece. Look more closely and you’ll spot the elegant gold-tone "GG" logo and floral print silk lining. Wide notched lapels, shoulder epaulettes and adjustable cuffs create a sophisticated silhouette in timeless beige tones.
Moncler create exquisite coats season after season with the quality and warmth to match – this will never go out of style. A detachable navy puffer collar, waist belt and front zip fastening cement the style points with a tailored fit.
It’s also essential to have your own version of the LBD with a classic black or charcoal grey coat. Prada, the queen of sleek designer fashion, have done a beautiful job once again with this in pure silk. Double breasted with hidden centre zip fastening, it features a smooth, slimline fit and buttoned cuffs with full lining to keep you warm throughout the seasons.
The Wow Factor
Christmas is a time for spoiling those we love and showing how much we appreciate them. This makes it the perfect excuse to go all out and invest in statement designer pieces with that real wow factor such as this stunning from Dolce and Gabbana from soft rabbit fur.
When shopping preloved, a blowout doesn’t need to mean spending lots of cash, instead it means finding gorgeous quality pieces in great condition at a fraction of the price. The Shush collections are bursting at the seams with these exceptional designer pieces. Put your best foot forward with these knee high leather from Versace – crafted in leather with navy tones, cut out detail and brown leather buckle, they will see you through season after season in style.
At the other end of the scale, we have this lovely pair of from Gianvito Rossi. Finished in glossy baby-pink patent-leather with a pointed toe and feather embellishment, they are super-comfy thanks to a strong buckle closure that brings a tougher edge to the feminine aesthetic.
All That Glitters
The power of good jewellery should never be underestimated. It also makes for a very personal Christmas gift that shows you have put a lot of thought into choosing the perfect item.
For those who love a more delicate, gentle aesthetic, this bespoke embraces all that glitters. We also love how this 18k yellow gold bracelet takes a beautiful twist on the traditional charm bracelet with a green Malachite Clover motif bordered by golden beads.
Those who favour a bolder, more confident style will love this gorgeous from Cartier or the Atelier Swarovski necklace from Christopher Kane featuring large and chunky entwined links.
And if you really want to make the lady in your life – or indeed yourself – feel special, then you simply cannot go wrong with Tiffany jewellery. These iconic feature a platinum setting and come fully encrusted with round brilliant cut diamonds.
It’s Time for Preloved
We would like to finish this post by expressing our true respect for a high-value timepiece. This is also a beautiful way to present a gift to somebody special at Christmas. Go for pure and soft tones with this diamond number from where a white ceramic bracelet and bezel set meet 54 brilliant cut diamonds to stunning effect.
Or you can treat your favourite man with the stylish in polished stainless steel featuring, sapphire crystals, double anti-reflective coating, black dial with Arabic numbers and a black genuine alligator strap with stainless steel tang buckle. It’s stylish, it’s functional and it will never go out of fashion.
We hope that you love our handpicked Christmas edit! For more inspiration, browse the Shush collections online, pop into our beautiful store in leafy North West London. You can also discover select items in world-famous London department store, Selfridges, where we will be working alongside another world-renowned, luxury preloved brand.