We’re sure you’ll agree it’s pretty cold in Cornwall at the moment! We’re regularly having to de-ice the car and get the hot water bottle out whilst in the office. With this in mind we thought we would provide you with some recommendations as to where you can pick up some warm clothing throughout the county. If you have some Christmas funds left over it will surely be money well spent! Thanks to our loyal social media following for their fab suggestions.
Born from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre designs functional & sustainable products with a strong sense of style for those who love the sea. Finisterre’s products are sourced ethically and use traceable design philosophies that bring fabric and manufacturing closer to home. They have a really extensive range of outerwear for men and women, from bomber to windproof jackets. If you’re looking for something of fantastic quality that looks great, there really is no other place than Finesterre.
Seasalt, Falmouth, Cornwall
Most people who live in the county will already be aware of Seasalt and their success, but if you’re not, they are a Cornish fashion company which stock women’s clothing, footwear and accessories inspired by the creative and maritime heritage of Cornwall. They have a wide range of outerwear including warm jackets and coats. We particularly love the Plant Hunter Coat – it looks super cosy! Head to their website to see more.
Frugi, Helston, Cornwall
We haven’t forgotten that the little ones need to keep warm too! Frugi aim to produce great clothes ethically and responsibly. You won’t find any sweat shops, child labour or nasty poisonous pesticides on Planet Frugi…just good quality, organic cotton clothes that look and feel fab!! They have a range of organic kids clothes that will keep both you and your kids smiling! There’s plenty to choose from in their outerwear, including adorable all in one’s. They also have a range of clothes for mums.
Busby and Fox, Truro
Busby and Fox have just recently launched their new online site and it looks great! They have stores in Truro, Kingsbridge and Totnes, to serve all fashionistas across the South West. They stock an elegant and stylish collection of beautiful things – women’s clothing and accessories. There’s plenty of items to keep you warm this winter such as hats and jackets. We have our eye on their Ted Curly Wool Jacket and RAIN71 Waterproof Coat. They stock independent fashion brands so you’re guaranteed to find something your friends aren’t wearing.
Anns Cottage, Polzeath/Wadebridge/St Columb/Bude/Padstow/Newquay/Falmouth
Anns Cottage started as a small shop as part of a petrol filling station in Polzeath, selling and renting out boards and equipment to the early surfing pioneers, as well as providing beachwear to the holiday makers coming to enjoy the glorious beach and gentle waves of Polzeath. Now Anns Cottage has become one of the largest retailers of surf and leisure wear and accessories in Cornwall. They stock many big brands and have a great range suitable for the colder months. If it were us we would kit ourselves out in Roxy – gloves, scarf and coat!
Zuma Jay, Bude
Zuma Jay is one of the longest established surf shops in Cornwall and they pride themselves on their knowledge and advice. They even give an up to date surf and weather check every day on their website! Besides surfing equipment, they also have a great clothing range, including jackets, warm hats and socks. You can purchase from their website or visit their shop in Bude.
Mole Valley Farmers, Liskeard
Mole Valley Farmers began life more than 50 years ago, when a group of farmers from the South Molton area created an agricultural buying-group. The success of this early enterprise has resulted in the Mole Valley Farmers family of companies becoming a leading agricultural supply business. As you would expect they stock a vast range of supplies for farming, but also have a clothing section. They stock some big names and warm jackets from brands such as Barbour and Joules.
Watershed Brand was launched off the back of the successful Watershed Shop concept store, which was launched in 2012 in Newquay, Cornwall. Watershed Shop started selling well known lifestyle brands, which were unique in their industry and then started to design, manufacture and test their own products. They now offer products to a well-established customer base, built up through their Newquay store. They have some really great looking jackets with our particular favourite being the Watershed Hawk Jacket. Check it out!
At BitterSweet, they aim to help you find the style that suits you. They are proud to provide women with something truly different, whatever the occasion. Like you, they believe that looking great is more than the label you wear. We particularly like their Barbara Lebek ‘Reversible Gilet’ and ‘Max proof contract jacket’, a great buy during this cold snap!
David Parish, Launceston
David Parish Menswear opened its doors on June 23rd 1984, formerly a branch of Hepworths. Now 25 years on, the name David Parish still hangs above the door, but the store is managed by David’s son Richard. They specialize in morning and evening formal wear hire and bespoke tailoring, from top brands such as Brook Taverner, Gabicci, Kartel, Jockey, Skopes and Alan Paine. They also stock a great range of outerwear, including warm fleeces.