Bring me sunshine

It’s been a strange few months and of course we need to talk about the weather! Being in retail when all goes wrong with the weather can cause havoc to sales. And what a year for the weather it has been. The bad weather has seemed to go on forever and we had an early Easter when it was still … Continue reading

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Celebrating ten years in Harrogate

Ten and a half years ago I found myself pounding the streets of Harrogate town centre. The lease was coming to an end on our lovely shop in Sowerby Bridge and we had made a plan in line with Nev’s early retirement from college, to move lock, stock and barrel from West Yorkshire to North Yorkshire. I had lived here … Continue reading

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New Year reflections

New Year reflections It’s the middle of February and we’re taking a few days break… it’s always good to do this at the start of the year as it’s a time to look back and a time to look forward… So what’s the view from planet Bijouled at the start of the year? Well firstly we’ve had an unusual and … Continue reading

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Being on television: the good, the bad and the ugly

Being on television: the good, the bad and the ugly So it’s all over… or is it? We were featured on the Channel 5 programme “Harrogate: a great Yorkshire Christmas” over two nights in December and were seen by millions winning the best Christmas shop window competition in Harrogate. Lots of people ask what was it like? Well here is … Continue reading

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So what have we been up to?

Apologies for the gap in our blog…it’s not that we haven’t been working..honest! Christmas has been on our mind since the summer and has rather taken over our lives! We’ve been preparing our Christmas shop window since August as we decided to enter the Harrogate Christmas window shop competition this year to celebrate 10 years of being in Harrogate. In … Continue reading

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Bijouled Bite Size: May 2017

The last couple of months has seen our display and jigsaw skills put to the test with all our new arrivals! We have been inundated with box after box of all our jewellery designer’s Summer/Spring collections and thankfully they have all just managed to find homes around the shop. In bright colours and wonderful new designs, they really haven’t disappointed … Continue reading

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Bijouled Bite size: March 2017

To celebrate our 9th Birthday, we’ve interviewed Bijouled’s owner and director to find out more about the shop and the creative brains behind it! Where did your love of jewellery first come from? I grew up surrounded by jewellery as my father was a jewellery designer and manufacturer. I was fascinated by the process of a design growing from one … Continue reading

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Bijouled Bite Size: January 2017

  January was a whirlwind of a month that seemed to pass us by in a flash! We hope you all loved any gifts you received from our store over Christmas – if you were a new customer, we hope to continue bringing you the ‘best of the rest’ locally or from afar via our website! The start of a … Continue reading

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Bijouled Bite Size: December 2016

Christmas is well and truly in full flow at Bijouled! Our window is looking festive, the shop is swinging along to jolly music and the decorations are up!! The shop has been very busy and we’ve loved helping customers find the perfect gifts for loved ones. After the delivery of our Christmas brochure around Harrogate, and also via our newsletter … Continue reading

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Bijouled bite size: October 2016

September and October have been a busy month and it has come with lots of changes too! The past few weeks has seen us celebrating our Heidi’s 40th birthday in style, a whirlwind trip to Paris and London for new purchases and the last day for Rosie as she leaves for new adventures. Paris and London resulted in some exciting … Continue reading

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