Found myself footloose and fancy free for an hour on Saturday and so popped into the box of delights that is Style Connect in Dorking (yes, Dorking in Surrey), a dress agency where stock changes daily and there is almost always a must-have ‘find’. Few things beat the excitement of working your way through the rails of carefully selected vintage and designer labels, all in pristine condition and on-trend, ready to pounce upon a great outfit.
The store specialises in dresses for special occasions and has a distinct style – one customer describes it as ‘feeling just like Fulham’ (I think she means the High Street, not the football team) and with owner Barbara (a former personal shopper) on hand with sartorial advice you can’t fail to bag a bargain. Don’t however, go in there expecting to find a chic little fitted, grey wool dress and white angora cardigan – I have already taken them home.
Style Connect Dress Agency, 22 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BY t:07974 457472