March 06, 2017

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Masscob Spring/Summer '17 - Just Landed

This much-loved label from Spain, Masscob has just delivered its stunning new collection. Stand out pieces this season include the longline black cover up - a simple, elegant piece to throw over jeans. There are also some great tie-waisted pants in a fine check - perfect paired with a simple white shirt and a linen jumpsuit that'll be perfect for summer. Texture is key, linen, cheesecloth and fine cotton are all present here.

The collection seems to take its inspiration from the dusty sun baked palette of a beautiful Spanish landscape. Shades of sienna, burnt umber and black, balanced with neutral cream and white all evoke that scorched Spanish terrain in the early evening light, making us yearn for those sun drenched lands.

Latest Deliveries, now in store

Our Spring 2017 collections are arriving thick and fast.. The latest to land is the most beautiful collection from Paris based, Mes Demoiselles. Light as air silk and cotton, in trademark prints, these are the perfect pieces to take you through the summer. In a soft palette of blue, sage and coral, the collection this season sings for summer days.. A few pieces are available via our website but call in to the store to see the full collection.. 

The Meaning of Flowers... by Our In-House Florist, Kate Walden

Our latest blog post by our in-house florist, Kate Walden, is a tribute to flowers...

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January 25, 2016


Spring/Summer '16 at FLINT

As much as we love the winter season for its sense of hunkering down, gathering family and friends, the festivities of Christmas, not to mention the textures of cashmere and wool, and the warm coats and heavy boots of the winter collections, the promise of spring brings a sense of renewal and hope and lighter clothes that we love in equal measure.

The new season is a chance to edit your wardrobe, to refresh the rails and perhaps re-think a look. We're currently a little bit in love with culottes which are big news at the moment. Denham, Sideline and Barena are all embracing this style with aplomb for SS'16 and we've been pairing them with a shorter top or a tucked in shirt, for a fresh silhoutte that works really well. Whether you choose to wear them with a heeled boot or a pair of white sneakers - our choice would be either Apisi or Raquet from Hudson - this look can go from work to play, day or night. Barena continues to deliver beautifully crafted clothes and the palette this spring has been our inspiration across all our collections. Navy, cream, white, black and teal features in our clothes edit as well as our homeware collections this spring... 

Swildens is back for us this season and is looking better than ever. This quintessentially Parisian label bears all the hallmarks we've come to love - think perfectly cut shirts, jackets and jeans - clothes that fit seamlessly into your wardrobe, but this spring sees the return of the dress. Albeit a longer line, the Swildens dress is worn in a nonchalant way, a low drawstring waist and paired with a tailored jacket. Our spring/summer collections for 2016 are generally more transeasonal than in the past although high summer pieces will arrive as we get nearer to July and August, but rest assured that what you will find are pieces you wondered how you managed without and as the winter gives way to spring and the nights get lighter, and with deliveries starting to arrive at the end of this month, that's something I can't wait to share with you!


October 30, 2015

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The Christmas Season at FLINT

 Judging by the amount of boxes arriving anyone would think there's an exciting season in store...Unpacking our orders from the far reaches of Scandinavia and India feels like Christmas has come early. Bit by bit, we'll fill our shelves with decorations and gifts picked up on our travels earlier this year so look out for some of these treasures on our website over the next few weeks. Our much-loved tin houses from Denmark are back this season as well as a new range of beautiful tree decorations from Italy.. We shall be adding things to our online store on a weekly basis and for those of you who can make it in to see us, we promise a shop decorated and filled to the brim with beautiful and unusual gifts and lovely decorations for your home. 

Pru's Blog Post #1 Buying Trip 1st May

Fashion is always moving forward. Something very apparent to me as I write about the buying trip I have just been on with Heidi. It seems strange that we are still in the throw between winter and spring, yet in the fashion community all thoughts of summer have been moved aside to consider autumn and winter 2015..

I am doing some work experience with Flint and was invited to join Heidi to see and partake in the process of buying for the shop. This is my first blog post for the Flint website..

First up was a visit to Four Marketing which is the agency that represents Velvet. We met Christopher who showed us the pre fall/winter capsule that Velvet had created. It was so striking and there were some really amazing details and colours within it. It was so easy to see the collection in Flint, it will just fit in seamlessly. I almost can't wait the amount of time that it will take for it to drop!

Next up was a short walk down the road to Chiltern Street Studios where we were met by Denise who showed us a cornucopia of brands, specifically Bellerose, Crossley and Jumper 1234. All of them exhibited some fascinating pieces in scintillating colours. My favourite collection at Chiltern Street Studios was Crossley. The textures that the designers had achieved on these pieces were very unique. They would make every outfit that they were paired with visually unusual from the norm due to the aesthetic differences to most fabrics. It makes for a very original outfit. Crossley was also very special in that they were ready to buy and take away. It seems strange that they are in Flint now and customers are already wearing and enjoying them.

After a delicious lunch we had a lovely stroll down to Lucy Wernicks Fashion Agency where we had an appointment with Jessie. We had an opening to see 360 Cashmere - a brand that I absolutely adore. In fact, I am wearing one of their jumpers as I write this. Jessie talked us through the selection focusing more on the sensations of the fabrics and the exciting hues that they cam e in, subtle distinctions that made a large difference. With all of the agencies it was really great to see how they let Heidi go through her own process with the clothes, making up her own story. 

Throughout the brands the colours were key, it was obvious that we were moving into autumn because throughout all of the collections they were rich, darker tones being used - for example, a burgundy or a dark teal. Autumn capsules are often my favourite in that I find they represent the colour changes in the leaves or the deepening colours of a lake, to me Fall collections feel very earthy and natural. I was really impressed with the different textures that all of the brands were experimenting with. My favourite yarn was 360 Cashmere's new brushed cashmere; it felt like a cloud to touch and had an almost angora like quality to it.

From my point of view, it was really great to see the buying process unfold, it was so interesting to see what happens behind the scenes at Flint and the work that goes into making it the special shop we all know and love, and it will be wonderful coming into the shop in the autumn to see the clothes that were carefully chosen, being proudly displayed on the rails.

Piece of the Day!

For me, the sheer chiffon shirt from Velvet was my Piece of the Day. I absolutely loved the small details that are carefully sewn onto the shirt. I really liked the fact that they were relatively subtle too. Another reason as to why I chose this shirt was because it taps into the bohemian trend with out going too far, so it's wearable for pretty much everyone.

I would wear this shirt with skinny jeans and maybe espadrilles or ballet pumps, or if I'm feeling brave, some heels! Because of the creamy colour of the shirt, it could go with most outfits, but I think it would look best with jeans. I think this outfit suits an everyday atmosphere or maybe a smart/casual event because it can very easily be dressed up with a jacket and heels.