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It’s the BANK HOLIDAY and we have a special PROMO just for you
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NOW OPEN ALL SUMMER
(16/05/19)

Just Landed
(10/05/19)

Up to 30% off selected shoe styles
(03/05/19)

New arrivals JUST IN
(01/05/19)

Last Chance Girls – Styling Event 25th ALL DAY
(10/04/19)

WE ARE BACK ….Hurrah
(04/04/19)

One week and counting – Back on 5th April
(28/03/19)

What an adventure …Myanmar (Burma)
(19/03/19)

CALLING ALL OKEEFE CUSTOMERS
(13/01/19)

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It’s the BANK HOLIDAY and we have a special PROMO just for you

FRIYAY FUN (the weekend starts here)

JUST THIS WEEKEND

..check out these AMAZING OFFERS…

OPENING HOURS :

Friday 10:00 am to 5:30pm

Saturday same

Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

Monday  – SORRY we are closed ..we need a life too

 

TO MAKE WAY FOR OUR

HIGH SUMMER COLLECTIONS

 

HERE SOME STYLE STEALS…………………..

 

LEATHER JACKETS

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LHS – Depeche softest leather in black WAS ££325 NOW ONLY £260

RHS – Rino & Pelle navy blue leather WAS  £185 NOW ONLY £148

 

AND SOME COSY CASHMERE………………

 

Cove Jumpers WERE £195 NOW ONLY £135

Minnie Rose V Neck in yellow WAS £145 NOW ONLY £100

BRODIE CARDIGANS …also in red and yellow

WERE ££122 NOW ONLY £85

 

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JUST LANDED from ESSENTIEL ANTWERP

 

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Also in pale blue with silver dots ….

 

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AND SO MUCH MORE ….

SEE YOU IN STORE THIS WEEKEND

 

 

New arrivals JUST IN

Check out all these fabulous colours

for your new SUMMER wardrobes

 

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Cute Essentiel Antwerp bags 

alongside shoppers and clutches 

BASKETS ALSO NOW IN …

 

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Nygardsanna – Swedish linen dresses and skirts

and Hartford print tunics and tops 

Loving this palette 

 

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Neon lemon brightens up every outfit

…team with any colour …

we are loving our navy combo

forest green also a key trend with coral 

 

SO MUCH MORE IN STORE

 

 

 

 

WE ARE BACK ….Hurrah

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AND DON’T FORGET THE BOYS

Fabulous Summer shirts and jeans 

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SEE YOU AT THE WEEKEND 

 

One week and counting – Back on 5th April

 

 

You will love

THE NEW BRANDS

we have for Spring/Summer 

alongside our established collections

 

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ASHIANA BASKETS and CLUTCHES – arriving late April

 

 

 

 

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CHIC SOLEIL

scarves, dresses , baskets and clutch bags

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Biker Jacket in Black …timeless in butter soft leather 

 

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Bang on Trend bum bags ..wear as a cross body

also available in white leather and taupe suede

BOTH from Depeche 

 

 

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Kanna Espadrille Wedge Sandals 

Also available in navy

 

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RUBY YAYA …High Summer Collection ..arriving MAY 

 

 

Love from  THE OKEEFE TEAM

Janine, Hilary, Ruth and Alison XXXX

 

 

 

What an adventure …Myanmar (Burma)

I have recently returned from a truly memorable and extraordinary trip to Myanmar ….what an amazing country and what lovely people ….it was a privilege to visit and they really need visitors so I recommend you check out Khiri travel, based in Yangon who organised our trip .  We asked to go off the tourist trail at times so we could experience the real Myanmar and how time stands still in the rural villages , mountains and lakes.

 

Here are a few images to inspire you ……

YANGON

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Gorgeous Colonial Hotel in midst of an Urban Jungle ..highly recommend The Savoy

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City Walking Tour …

 

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Shwedagon Pagoda …a must at sunset

 

Short flight up to HSIPAW in The Shan State..

 

Trek to a mountain village on our first full day …

 

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Rooftop view of Pankam Village

 

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Our lovely Khiri guide – Win – so knowledgable and spoke very good English too

 

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Our reward – a delicious home-cooked lunch and green tea with a village family

 

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Banyan Tree and evocative tiered fields on our route….

 

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Leaving Hsipaw (pronunced Sepaw) by train and heading to The Gokteik Viaduct which is SO scary to go over .  A gravity-defying construction that the travel writer Paul Theroux aptly described as “a monster of silver geometry in all the ragged rock and jungle”.  We even had a small mouse in our carriage …eeeks !!

 

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And on to BAGAN…

 

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During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.

 

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Visiting a food market on day 2 ..and on to a local village to see how they make Tamarind sweets, wooden clogs , peanut oil and soya paste.

 

JOURNEY OF THE TAMARIND SWEET

 

From the tree….paste taken from inside the pods and mixed with sugar

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Rolled into rectangles and cut into small discs which are then dried in a wood fired oven

 

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Village women packing the flat sweets into twisted paper for packaging below

 

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On to a boat ride on The Great Irrawaddy for sunset ..

 

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Day Three – dawn from the roof of our hotel , the hot air balloons take off  – AMAZING

 

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Road trip to LOIKAW and the Kayan Women with brass neck jewellery or lacquer kneelets – the last generation before these old traditions die out.

 

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Village Life …so simple

 

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Having a go at backstrap weaving …really hard !

 

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My favourite photograph of the whole trip …4 generations of women ..Kayan grandmother, her daughter at the top of the stairs, her granddaughter sitting on the steps and her great-granddaughter sitting next to her.  One of three children and she is 24 and SO beautiful.

 

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Simple lunch after our walk up the hills above the village …rice with various vegetable curries all wrapped in banana leaves.  Delicious and what a view.

 

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Another village the next day with more Kayan women …this time with lacquer kneelets making us good luck bracelets.  Another playing traditional music.

 

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And on to INLE  LAKE …it just get’s better and better

 

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View from the verandah of my room on stilts in the lake…just the sounds of birds and local fishermen

 

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Villages on the lake on our way to a boatyard and silk factory

 

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No wonder these fabrics cost so much ..so labour intensive ..a real insight to quality and patience.

 

Another treat …a cooking course with this incredibly talented cook Tin Tin whose family have several restaurants in nearby villages …the food was so delicious, especially the vegetable tempura.

 

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And now off to some much needed R and R at Ngapali beach for a few days before our 3 flights and 27 hour journey HOME !!!!  It’s a long way to go but so worth it.

 

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BACK TO REALITY NOW

A N D

REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEW SEASON

RE-OPENING FRIDAY 5th APRIL

WITH A FABULOUS COLLECTION OF SPRING/SUMMER OUTFITS

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CALLING ALL OKEEFE CUSTOMERS

IF YOU LOVE

OUR STORE, OUR SERVICE

AND OUR UNIQUE COLLECTIONS 

PLEASE VOTE FOR US 

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You just need to get in touch with STELLA by 21st January

to vote for your favourite independent and tell them why ?

RESULTS IN FEBRUARY 17th ISSUE

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or write to:

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NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER – BUT THIS KIND OF SUPPORT IS SO HELPFUL 

FOR INDEPENDENT STORES LIKE OKEEFE 

 

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Clearance style steals …closing Friday 5th January

 

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SUZY D Silky camisoles

 

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Rosemunde long sleeve lace cuff tops ..great under a jumper or just on it’s own

 

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And vest tops too

 

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Leon & Harper sweatshirts

 

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Finest, softest cotton dresses from Hartford

 

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Heavy linen dresses or tunics from Nygardsanna

Hilary and I both have these ..timeless and unique

 

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And shirts

 

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Stella Forest lace dress in navy

 

SO MUCH MORE IN STORE …..

 

 

 

 

CLEARANCE Sale Starts Friday 28th December – Closing January 5th

HURRY HURRY Girls and Boys 

 

Going Going Gone ….It’s all got to go

B A G    A    B A R G A I N  

BACK FOR THE NEW SEASON APRIL 5th 

Christmas and New Year OPENING HOURS

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OUR WINTER SALE IS NOW ON …MORE LINES ADDED

BAG A BARGAIN

GIRLS and BOYS

 

UP  TO 40%

OFF CLOTHING

 

UP TO 30% OFF

ACCESSORIES AND  GIFTWARE

 

 NEW STYLES ADDED

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GIFTWARE AND ACCESSORIES 

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