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Lily & Esther Fashion Forefront

Seasonal dressing is front and centre at Clyde boutique Lily & Esther with new collections by leading New Zealand designers making a splash.

“We have curated a refined selection of stylish pieces that are perfect for adding seasonal accents to any fashion ensemble this winter,” says Lily & Esther owner Anna McRichie. “This is always an exciting time of year to change up your look whether it’s a cosy new knit, pair of Chaos & Harmony boots or an on trend jacket.”


“I am a big fan of contemporary local Arrowtown designer Natalie Newlands and her woollen knits are a staple in my own wardrobe and those of my clients. Her design style is generous so you get this lovely, oversized layering effect that works so well with denim, leggings, over skirts or on their own with tights. What’s not to love?”

My top New Lands picks are – the iconic Quinn Sweater that is a fisherman rib sweater made from cosy kid mohair and merino wool in black. and the Traveller Jacket –  a modern rendition of the timeless biker style finely tailored from superior wool melton featuring a burnt gold floral jacquard lining.


Always exceptional Lela Jacobs’ knitwear is unrivalled. Her new range features vests, dresses and crops made from a combination of New Zealand possum, silk and merino and have a practical boxy shape finished in beautiful colourways. They are cuddly and lovely to wear –

And no itchy feeling!

My top Lela Jacobs picks are: the U Turtle Vest in this season’s beautiful shade of bark and the U Turtle Crop which is the ideal layering piece, soft and light weight but very warm in lavender or black.


Standard Issue are well known for their premium knitwear that is sustainably made in-house in New Zealand from natural fibres. Our customers resonate with their zero-waste knitwear ethos and her pieces are a winter wardrobe staple.

My top Standard Issue picks are: the Merino Boucle Crop Sweater – made from 100 per cent merino wool this sweater is cropped to waist length with a textured boucle look and feel in a beautiful natural, creamy shade. The Merino Bargello Skivvy Dress is a classic knit dress to wear to any occasion. Dress it up with an elegant coat and heels or wear with boots for everyday style –this dress will take you everywhere.