Those who were around when the original Sweater Shop was open (yes, we’re talking to you kids of the 80s and 90s) will remember the zingy, zany jumpers that became some of the most cherished knitwear a girl (or guy) could buy.
Well, in a seriously surprising slice of fashion news, this month, high street hero Peacocks is bringing the label back; launching an exclusive line in collaboration with Sweater Shop. Taking inspiration from the era famous for it’s wonderfully bright and fun knitwear, the statement comeback range includes key autumn knitwear trends – from hints of neon (think Christopher Kane AW14) to colourful bobbles and Isabel Marant-style prints. Dots, stripes, hearts and two-tone sleeves make up some of the designs with and pack in all the excitement of those original retro pieces, so all you need to do is choose you favourite and channel your inner Saved By The Bell character!
With wool all over the AW14 catwalks; from blanket drapes at Burberry to fuzzy pom-poms at Chanel and oversized shapes at Stella McCartney, this season more than ever, is embracing the knit. Team with bright bobble hats and slouchy boots (with thick woolen socks inside, obvi) and get ready for the warmest winter yet…All knitwear is available online at www.peacocks.co.uk and stocked in over 50 stores dotted around the UK, or check out www.loveyoursweater.co.uk to get in on the action too. These vintage revival pieces will not only look perfect in your new winter wardrobe, but will also make great gifts come Christmas time.
Whether you’re winter wish-list includes jumpers, coats or cardi’s, this super fun range will hopefully tick off some key wardrobe wears and with prices starting from just £18, you’ll be able to stuff your drawers full for when the temperatures start to drop.
Bring on the chill…
By Lexxi Davis