New style hotspot: Peebles

Sitting snugly beside its sister childrenswear shop The Perfect Fit, The Perfect Style is a haven of style and colour with a little added pinch of luxury

After opening in September 2020 to a fanfare of excitement, the sartorially savvy and owner Kerrie had to be patient as Covid-19 restrictions forced the doors to close for much of the following eight months. The doors may have been closed to the public, however manager Judith and Kerrie continued to source garments, accessories and footwear from UK shores, Europe and further afield.

After months of pressing one’s nose against the glass to peer through the beautifully-dressed window to see the gems within, the doors have finally reopened! Inside is an Aladdin’s cave of treasure. From the Parisian chic of brands such as Art Love and the relaxed Brighton brand Sugarhill, to sustainably-sourced Tagua nuts from South America woven into exquisite jewellery by Edinburgh-based Pretty Pink, to the indulgence of fabric and design by Soaked in Luxury – there is something for everybody.

A chic ensemble from newly reopened boutique, The Perfect Style

In terms of the shop’s ethos, the clue is in the name – The Perfect Style. Whether it’s a dress for a wedding, a weekend party in the garden or simply a post lockdown treat of the perfect-fitting jeans (AKA the holy grail), Kerrie and Judith will help you browse the rails or leave you to put together your own perfect ensemble.

The lockdowns over the last 18 months were hard for all. On reopening, Kerrie wanted to do something to showcase the shop but also to celebrate the substantial lengths some went to in order to help others over the last year and a half. As such, The Perfect Style fashion show was born! The call went out for people to nominate friends and family for whom a styling session, hair and make-up as well as a £50 voucher would be a fitting recognition and thank you for all their efforts. Although the weather was less than favourable, a fun time was had by all as can be seen in the beautiful photographs by Steven Cook.

In addition to what is now widely recognised as the simple joy of being able to actually shop in person, The Perfect Style offers you the opportunity to have the shop all to yourself or with a couple of friends during a private styling session. During this free of charge service, enjoy the shop to yourself and let Judith with her years of global fashion experience and flare for colour and form take you through the pieces, choosing and coordinating looks that work best for you. Why not enjoy an evening with a friend with a glass of prosecco, trying on garments that make you feel perfectly stylish.