Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Headhuntresses Guide to Southsea and Portsmouth's Best Shops - On The Rocks Accessories

On The Rocks Accessories is a fabulous little boutique on Albert Road, just opposite Albert Square Shopping Centre and near the St Ronan's Road/Francis Avenue junction.  It's run by the lovely Stacey and her partner Warren, who always greet you with warm friendly enthusiasm.

Their shop is like an Aladdin's Cave for the eco-conscious shopper.  You will find wonderful statement pieces of jewellery in bold colours and classy designs that will keep you well ahead of the game, but they also have a great collection of pre-loved clothing.  Not only are the garments available all very stylish and from leading brands but they are so affordable you will scream with glee.  

My friend was lucky enough to pick up the above top, a coveted (very much by me) Laura Lees for Topshop strappy cami in a delicate floral pattern with the famous Laura Lees embroidery logos for only £4.00.  That's right.  £4.00!    Most "On the Rocks" tops will set you back around £4 to £5 and dresses are a mere snip at around £7.00. 

Their jewellery is unique in that they only get a few pieces in of each item and once it's gone it's gone - so you won't see every Sally and Jane wearing the same stuff as you when you are in the queue for the loos at Little Johhny Russells on a Saturday night.  I bought the most amazing gold metal gladiator cuff bangle from them just after Christmas and I haven't taken it off, it looks like high end designer and I am going to have a 4 inch tan mark on my wrist this summer because of it.  If you have a friend's birthday coming up - you can't go far wrong by paying them a visit and picking up something special but affordable from them.

In addition to their great clothing and unique jewellery, you can find the wonderful ethically made, vegan and cruelty free Little Cote Soap Company products.  They are producers of soap and bathing products using traditional methods and their gin and tonic range smells divine it is also paraben free.

You can also have a private VIP evening party there which is how I first got introduced to the shop by my friend.  They will open up shop so that you and your friends can have a little drink, stock up on gifts and try on the clothing at your leisure. It's great fun, a little bit of a different way to spend an evening and well worth it.

New stocks arrive daily, so to be kept up to date and not miss out - join their Facebook group here:!/pages/Southsea-United-Kingdom/On-The-Rocks-Accessories/123692306111

New summer frocks are arriving this Thursday, so be sure to pay them a visit.  I'll be there with my elbows out!


  1. Kate Greentree19 May 2010 at 21:48

    ohhhh, I have and love that Laura Lees top...and paid far more than £4! this place sounds great, dont know why i have not been in there, I'll have a peep in.

  2. It's gorgeous isn't it? I've bought some really nice Zara bits from there too. I'll be heading there later - hope they've got something in my size!


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