Wednesday July 06 2022



Village Fashion & Style

There is a plethora of clothing boutiques around here, mainly clustered in Barnt Green, and hair & beauty salons around almost every corner. The Village magazine frequently features what they've been up to in its pages . . .

A decade of expert eyecare
Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:56:25

Eye Opticians of Barnt Green celebrates its 10th birthday with a brand new look.

Love your local businesses . . .
Posted on January 31 2016 at 3:33:41

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate wedding or the party of the year, it pays to stay local – the businesses on your doorstep are in the perfect position to offer a friendly and personalised service.

Merry Christmas to all!
Posted on November 30 2015 at 10:51:37

The Village area is packed with ways to make this Christmas extra-special.

Fall in love with lingerie
Posted on September 29 2015 at 1:24:04

A new lingerie boutique has made an impressive start by becoming a stockist for an exclusive brand.

Unique jewellery to cherish forever
Posted on September 01 2015 at 2:04:20

A new Bromsgrove business is offering the opportunity to have a bespoke piece of jewellery created just for you, or as a special gift.

Special outfits for special occasions
Posted on July 28 2015 at 2:03:38

Whether you’re a bridesmaid, mother of the bride or a wedding guest, you will find a host of gorgeous outfits to choose from at Continental Collection.

Make your day special
Posted on July 28 2015 at 12:29:38

A selection of great local ideas for planning the day of your dreams.

Looking to the future
Posted on June 28 2015 at 2:29:16

Cupitt Jewellers is something of a Bromsgrove institution, with a well-deserved reputation for quality products and excellent service – and after almost 70 years in business, the family firm is looking to the future with some exciting new developments.

Christmas starts here!
Posted on November 30 2013 at 11:44:20

Ii’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. . .

Gowns fit for a queen
Posted on September 20 2013 at 1:45:34

Hopwood-based artist Paula Hamilton looks at historic christening gowns.

Your perfect wedding
Posted on August 20 2013 at 12:08:59

Our handy guide to the wide selection of wedding services in the Village area.

Designer eyewear at Barnt Green opticians
Posted on April 18 2013 at 12:08:17

Fashion-conscious glasses-wearers will love the brand new eyewear collection from A-list designer L’Wren Scott, now available at Eye Opticians in Barnt Green.

Transform your look
Posted on May 23 2012 at 12:43:36

Bliss, the popular Alvechurch hair salon, specialises in Great Lengths – world leaders in human hair extensions for more than 20 years.

Village Weddings
Posted on January 20 2012 at 12:36:22

After hitting an all-time high of £20,000 a few years ago, the average cost of a wedding has dropped significantly in the wake of the financial crisis, with many couples looking for ways to lower the cost without compromising on their dream day.

Glittering gifts
Posted on September 19 2011 at 10:45:51

If you’re thinking of treating someone special to a new piece of jewellery this Christmas, you will be delighted with the array of lovely things available at Cupitt Jeweller in Bromsgrove.

Body beautiful
Posted on March 17 2011 at 3:22:26

The latest beauty craze, vajazzling, is now available in Barnt Green and Bromsgrove thanks to local beautician Dawn Kordan of Beauticle.

Sparkle and shine
Posted on October 19 2010 at 5:22:58

If you’re thinking of treating someone special to a new piece of jewellery this Christmas, you will be delighted with the array of lovely things available at Cupitt Jeweller in Bromsgrove.

Wedding world
Posted on September 10 2010 at 2:57:12

The Village‘s second Wedding Show held at Lickey’s Hillscourt Conference Centre was another big success, with scores of would-be brides and grooms taking the opportunity to browse a wide selection of wedding products and services from the local area.

Welcome to the show!
Posted on August 22 2010 at 3:34:03

Your guide to the wide range of ideas and services on display at our second Wedding Show!
See a Picture Gallery from the Wedding Show catwalk

Here comes the sun
Posted on April 19 2010 at 1:03:06

Shafik Haji of Eye Opticians in Barnt Green explains why good sunglasses are essential.

Prepare for prom night!
Posted on March 23 2010 at 4:51:34

Make sure you find the perfect dress and hairstyle for the event of the year…

Village Weddings
Posted on January 24 2010 at 8:32:28

Yes, it’s that time of year again – we’re turning our attention to weddings, and the ever-growing array of local businesses and services offering everything a bride- and groom-to-be (and their families and guests) could possibly need.

Dressing up time for teenagers
Posted on January 19 2010 at 8:30:28

The wintry weather was no barrier to a day of fun at Hopwood’s Westmead Hotel when Promworld of Barnt Green held the first Midlands Prom Fayre and Fashion Show in support of Primrose Hospice, Bromsgrove.

The Village Charity Fashion Evening
Posted on November 25 2009 at 9:06:28

After the huge success of last year’s Charity Fashion Evening, organised by The Village and Fresh@Burcot Garden Centre, we couldn’t wait to do it all again – and this year the event attracted even more people and raised a higher sum for the Midland Air Ambulance.

Jewel in the town
Posted on October 16 2009 at 1:56:42

Cupitt Jeweller is one of Bromsgrove’s longest established firms, with a well-deserved reputation for quality products and excellent service.

Summer style
Posted on May 21 2009 at 2:06:02

Fabulous fashion from the Hollywood boutique in Barnt Green was the centrepiece of a black tie charity event in Dorridge, which raised £1,500 for a Scout group.

Wedding World UK
Posted on February 20 2009 at 2:21:09

Everything you need for your big day, all under one roof.

Glamour for all occasions
Posted on February 18 2009 at 1:53:09

If you’re attending a glamorous wedding in the coming months, either as a member of the wedding party or a guest at the reception, you’ll be pleased to learn that Continental Collection in Barnt Green is now offering the debut occasionwear collection by Ian Stuart.

Day of your dreams…
Posted on January 20 2009 at 2:31:40

An engaging selection of local wedding ideas & suppliers…

Just for men
Posted on November 18 2008 at 3:49:05

A brand new boutique brings designer menswear to the heart of Barnt Green, writes Sally Oldaker.

Fashion, food and fun!
Posted on November 17 2008 at 12:42:39

When The Village magazine, together with Neil and Nicci Gow of Burcot Garden Centre, decided to put together a charity fashion evening in aid of the County Air Ambulance, none of us realised just how successful it would be – a success that’s down to the sheer number of local people who wanted to support us.

A thriving village
Posted on May 17 2008 at 2:51:11

Today, Barnt Green is a thriving village with a huge variety of shops, businesses and services.

Shades of summer
Posted on April 19 2008 at 3:02:17

Stunning spring and summer outfits from Continental Collections were on display at a charity fashion show at Bromsgrove Rugby Club, helping to raise a total of £1,060 for the NSPCC.

Catwalk celebration
Posted on March 20 2008 at 1:43:19

Bromsgrove celebrated International Women’s Day in style with a special Fashion Extravaganza at the Spadesbourne Suite.

Glittering gowns
Posted on March 20 2008 at 1:49:19

A charity fashion show hosted by Hollywood of Barnt Green showcased some of the latest gowns available from the boutique, as well as raising plenty of money for orphaned children in India.

Fabulous fashion fundraiser
Posted on March 19 2008 at 2:18:19

Savoir Faire of Barnt Green shows off its latest collections – all for a good cause.

Natural beauty
Posted on March 18 2008 at 2:27:19

If you’re keen to be in top condition for a special occasion or just fancy a bit of pampering, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Vis a Vis in Cotteridge – the salon offers a vast array of treatments to help you stay younger-looking, feel more toned and altogether feel great.

Hollywood’s hot hits
Posted on February 19 2008 at 1:46:46

The beginning of a new season is always an exciting time for followers of fashion, and those with an eye for beautiful and unusual garments will no doubt be paying a visit to Hollywood in Barnt Green to see what delights are in store.

How to look pounds lighter in minutes!
Posted on January 19 2008 at 4:44:06

Kim and Chris, the owners of Temptations in Barnt Green, explain how wearing the right bra can create a slimmer figure.

A warm welcome
Posted on November 23 2007 at 1:21:27

As most people in the local area will know, Barnt Green is a wonderful place in which to browse a selection of independent shops, meet friends for lunch or a drink, and enjoy the traditional village atmosphere.

Looking good for charity
Posted on October 22 2007 at 10:40:58

A charity fashion show organised by Hollywood Collections of Barnt Green was attended by around 80 guests.

Lead us into Temptations
Posted on October 22 2007 at 10:34:58

Prepare to be tempted as a new lingerie boutique opens in Barnt Green, writes Sally Oldaker.

Legends of the fall
Posted on August 22 2007 at 1:09:37

. . . at Joolz of Barnt Green

Green for go
Posted on May 22 2007 at 1:52:35

A few years ago at a heated public meeting, one of Barnt Green’s traders warned that planned changes to the centre of the village would “pull the plug” on its shops.

A passion for fashion
Posted on May 22 2007 at 1:28:50

Sally Oldaker discovers the glamorous evening wear at Hollywood Collections…

Optician puts Barnt Green in the frame
Posted on March 22 2007 at 3:02:39

Hewell Road newcomer offers a hi-tech service, from designer specs to the latest specialist lenses.

You shall go to the prom!
Posted on February 20 2007 at 3:26:05

Liz Dove on a boutique that takes the pain out of the big school event.

A council with style!
Posted on November 26 2006 at 1:17:55

Sally Oldaker visits a new Barnt Green boutique just for men. 

Made to measure
Posted on August 28 2006 at 11:40:57

Following on from our Burcot Forge feature last issue, we take a closer look at one of the businesses operating from the site.

Grab yourself a bag
Posted on April 26 2006 at 3:44:16

. . .at Fine & Fancy of Alcester.

Prom queens
Posted on April 24 2006 at 3:37:16

Ahead of this year’s school prom season, Continental Collextions of Barnt Green displayed just some of the amazing dresses available from the boutique in a charity fashion show at South Bromsgrove High School.

Bright ideas
Posted on March 26 2006 at 6:57:56

. . . at Joolz of Barnt Green

175 years of service
Posted on February 26 2006 at 10:42:20

We look back at the long and successful history of men’s fashion retailer Heaphys.

Vintage elegance
Posted on September 26 2005 at 10:00:49

. . . at Joolz of Barnt Green

Sunshine style
Posted on June 30 2005 at 12:40:23 Joolz of Barnt Green

Queens of the catwalk
Posted on March 31 2005 at 2:48:33

The annual fashion show organised by Bromsgrove District Council for International Women’s Day was another big success.

Eclectic avenue
Posted on February 28 2005 at 3:44:01

Bright colours and unusual accessories abound at Joolz of Barnt Green. . .

Dream wedding
Posted on January 31 2005 at 2:21:12

It may be winter, but Continental Collextion can help you look forward to spring – particularly if you’ve got a wedding to attend.

Stylist to the stars
Posted on January 31 2005 at 2:32:12

Sally Oldaker makes a return visit to the Barnt Green salon whose boss has become a big name in the world of hair extensions.