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  1. Is it time to replace that shabby purse?  First... check out these handy tips

    A purse is the place where you store your important stuff - your bank cards, cash, prescriptions, stamps, receipts, loyalty cards.  You might also stuff your house key in there and keep appointment reminders.  So if you looking to replace your well worn purse, then you're probably looking for something quite substantial; with lots of sections and lots of room.

    Our new collection of genuine leather 'Niche' branded purses are just the job.  But they aren’t just a holder for your credit cards and cash – they’re also super-stylish and a great way to inject a little personality into everyday essentials.

    All our Niche purses are made from genuine, soft touch leather and come in a sturdy/ substantial trifold design.  They incorporate all the seasons colours and feature pretty bows and stitching detail.  Perfect for you or that perfect gift -

    - ask for FREE gift wrapping -  available in our Ripley boutique- 

    We love:
    - the easy to open/ close 'popper'
    - loads of space for credit cards/ loyalty cards
    - slip pouches; ideal for storing stamps & prescriptions 
    - the large zip around double compartment coin section
    - the deep note pocket with eye-catching polka dot fabric lining

    Below are just a few designs available...

    'Niche' Alana Genuine Leather
    Long Purse

    The Alana long purse features a pretty bow and elegant stitching detail. 
    There's space for up to 12 credit cards plus two photo windows for your ID or pics.  Choice of three colourways.

    - £23.99 -



    'Niche' Violet Genuine Leather
    Short Purse

    If bows are not your thing, then check out the Violet short size soft touch leather purse.  It features an smart contrast coloured tab and has 6 credit card spaces & an ID window.  Choice of two colourways.

    - £18.99 -

    'Niche' Harper Genuine Leather
    Long Purse

    The Harper long purse features a laser cut design and contrast dual colours.  It has an amazing 13 credit card spaces & an ID window.  Choice of two colourways.

    - £23.99 -

    'Niche' Katie Genuine Leather
    Short Purse

    Short size soft touch leather purse with clip frame & snap shut closure.  It has 6 credit card spaces & 2 slip pouches.

    - £18.99 - 


    Genuine Leather Coin Purses

    Not everyone needs a substantial purse.  Maybe you don't carry all that stuff around with you and just need a simple coin purse.  Or perhaps you need a smaller, more compact purse to use for a night out or to take on holiday.

    We suggest one of these genuine leather coin purses.  They have a zipped section which is perfect for your coins and a separate front pocket; perfectly sized to fit a bank card.  Plus there's even an integral keyring.  Choose from ten fabulous colours.

    Size: 7 x 10 cm
    - from just £7.99  -



    If you need help choosing a purse that is perfect for your requirements, then call into our shop at 9 Grosvenor Road, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3JE and we will be happy to advise you.

  2. What to wear to a wedding or summer garden party?

    If you've been invited to a wedding or garden party this summer, you're probably wondering what you should wear.  The wedding couple/ party hosts will want you to dress up and make an effort so that when they look back at the photos everyone looks gorgeous and glamorous.

    In this week's blog post, we're showcasing occasion bags and clutches as well as our pretty summer lace scarves which will add a pretty finishing touch to your outfit.

    Sequinned Occasion B
    Our new glossy occasion bags are perfect for a special event.  The quality satin is adourned with sparkly sequins.  Wear as a clutch bag or simply attach the silver chain strap and wear as a shoulder or cross body bag; ideal for when you prefer to be hands free.

    - £19.99 -



    Browse our collection of sequined and special occasion bags here: 


    Soft Italian Leather Clutch Bags

    If you looking for a petite bag to take to a special occasion, but you prefer something less glitzy than the sequinned styles, then this soft leather clutch is perfect!

    The wrist and shoulder straps are detachable so you can wear this bag as a clutch, shoulder or cross body bag.  Plus, when the event is over, we think this little bag will get lots of use either for a night out or to take on holiday.  Ta da!

    - just £24.99 -

    There's lots of colours to choose from including white, light grey, pale pink, navy blue & black



    Browse more of our occasion bags and clutches here:


    Summer Lace Scarves 

    We are well known in Ripley for our lovely collection of pretty lace scarves.  These lightweight, sheer scarves are perfect with your summer outfits - think of them as a lacy necklace, adding layering and detail to a plain vest top, T shirt or dress.

    We suggest adding a lace scarf to your wedding/ garden party outfit to give it that finishing touch.  12 pretty colours to choose from

    - just £8.99  -  Buy 2 or more & save 10%



    Browse our complete collection of lace scarves here:



  3. NMI-0207

    As both a daughter and a mum, Mother’s Day gives me the opportunity to tell my mum (pictured with me - above) how much I appreciate and love her.  Not only is she there for me through all of life's ups and downs in the role of best friend and fabulous grandma for my kids - but she is also my brilliant business partner.  You'll often see her working away in the shop and by my side at events - working tirelessly to support me and to help make my little business a success!  So, thank you mum, I would be lost without you :) 

    Finding that perfect gift for your mum can be tricky - so we have some suggestions to help you celebrate your mum, or another great mum in your life. Visit our special page of gift ideas, and take a look at the Swish List below...

    The Swish List of Mother's Day ideas

    #1 Just arrived at Pretty Swish and a gift every mother would love (including me!) is this silver plated jewellery handmade with real flowers.  Each necklace comes with a complimentary gift box and there's lots of colours and designs (cats, teardrops, hearts..) to choose from.

    Priced from just £24.99.





    #2 Glitter scarves - always a popular gift choice, our new season glitter scarves are bang on-trend and beautiful! Choose from dandelion, mulberry tree, dragonfly or rosegold dot designs in new spring-inspired colours

    Just £8.99 each

    *Buy 2 or more scarves and get 10% off all your scarf purchases*


    Glitter Dragonflies Scarf silver


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    #3 What about a stunning Mother and Daughter silver plated message bracelet complete with a pretty organza pouch and gift box? Its definitely a gift to cherish and carries the heartfelt message:

    "We've been Mother and Daughter right from the start...and the Friendship we share is a gift from the Heart"

    Just £14.99 including gift box


    #4 This comfortable but pretty lace scarf is lightweight and easy to wear.  

    We have a wide selection of lace scarves in a choice of styles and colours.

    Just £8.99

    *Buy 2 or more and get 10% off all your scarf purchases*

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    #5 Last but not least, if you are looking for a token present for grandma or another special person in your life, then choose a quirky foldaway Eco Chic shopper.  Lots of prints and colours to choose from, just £5.99



    We hope you find these gift ideas helpful.  

    As for my mum, well she can help herself to any of the gorgeous accessories at Pretty Swish (she already has far too many handbags and scarves!), so instead I'll be treating her to a pampering day out.  

    A treat for her and for me  - well she wouldnt want to go alone, would she? ;)

    Happy Mothers Day everyone xx