28 November 2016

shopping independently!

Time for something completely different today. As much as I love the Great British High Street, I must profess my love (again!) for a fabulous independent boutique that I am lucky enough to visit now and again. hi*hi is such a treasure trove of gorgeousness, I adore the fact that it is the perfect place to pick something just a bit special. Oh how I envy the ladies that live in close proximity to Oxted who have access to this lovely boutique regularly......though my flexible friend is thankful of the distance! ;0) When I ventured there last weekend I did have a bit of a pre-Christmas splurge, I will spill those details later on......however, first a tour of the shop!

Just Jeff jumper

hi*hi has a brilliant selection of Scandi brands all the result of much research at Copenhagen Fashion Week. They stock Munthe, Samsoe & Samsoe, Culture, Gestuz, Twist & Tango, Denim Hunter Jeans and Ilse Jacobsen rainwear. All of the stock is merchandised perfectly making it a dream to shop in. One of the best things about shopping here is the fabulous personal service you get from the lovely team....when I visited Lisa, the owner was on hand to help with her expert styling knowledge, Rosie popped in to say hi and Becky was an absolute star seeking out all the right sizes for me! Bless Becky as when I arrived she thanked me as she had seen hi*hi* on my blog a while back and went to investigate....she loved it so much she ended up working there!

Anyway the whole point of the trip was to treat myself.......cue a huge trying on session!

Gestuz sweater that can be worn 2 ways £119

The texture of this Rabens Saloner sweater is beautiful.

Rabens Saloner sweater £159

The print on this Samsoe print is simply stunning.

I love this Twist and Tango sweater.....but there was already a stripe jumper that had stolen my heart so I tore myself away from this one.

Twist and tango stripe sweater £129

There were so many gorgeous sweaters it was hard to choose! Jumpers were at the top of my shopping list though which is why I tried on so many.

Denim Hunter sweater with leather trim £99

Just Jeff grey star jumper £130

Twist and Tango dress £99

So what did I actually purchase? I ended up with three jumpers and a pair of boots. I fell for this Culture sweater the minute I laid eyes on it!

Culture sweater £59

This has been stashed as a Christmas pressie....thanks mum! ;-)

Twist and Tango sweater £129

This I bought to wear with a lace cami, boyfriends and satin pumps now but I think it will come into it's own next summer with white skinny jeans and Converse.....thank you for the styling tips Lisa!

St Tropez top £49

Last but by no means least are the Pavement boots that I absolutely adore!

Pavement boots £105

As you can see I wasted no time in wearing the boots with the Culture sweater.

Culture sweater
Pavement boots

There were a great selection of things to buy for Christmas gifts......some beautiful Becksondergaard bags, scarfs and socks and some gorgeous jewellery brands too!


You are able to shop a small selection online here but if there is anything you see here that you fancy they are only too happy to do mail order over the phone.....give them a call on 01883 722505. Hi*Hi* also offer a wardrobe detox service, personal styling sessions and they will even host a private shopping evening for you, more details here.

So, are you sold on shopping independently? I would love to hear :o)



  1. The stripy jumpers are gorgeous! I love the one you chose. I drive through Oxted a lot to get back to my parents, and I have actually been in here before but a few years ago now. I'll definitely have to pop in very soon! Jane x


    1. They have the stripe jumper in grey and black too Jane! ;-) It's such a lovely store...well worth a visit as there are some lovely places to grab a coffee or lunch! xx

  2. I love everything you bought especially the stripy jumper. I would have beelined for that too! I'm kind of glad I don't live anywhere near Oxted too! x

    1. I was in sweater heaven Sue....so many gorgeous styles and colours to choose from! I really loved the grey star sweater as well but I was trying my darndest to go with a bit of colour.....so glad I bagged the stripe jumper straight away. I predict I shall be wearing it a lot! xx