Monday, 25 July 2011

Ahoy there!

....It's been a little while since we last posted to our blogger- mainly since we've been running about more than a pack of ferrets on speed sorting out our MASSIVE summer sale in store.(worry not web-fans reductions online are IMMINENT)
There's been more than a few bargains to be had, and things here have been quite rushed indeed. Not quite on the scale of the famous brick lane rummage sale disaster: as hosted by American Apparel last April. Shoppers had been promised a rummage sale of epic proportion by the too-cool-for-school brand, and since the response to a promised bargain drew all of London's Hoxton heroes en masse the event had to be cancelled, and no-one got and Lycra-based bargain. Sad. (You can find out more about that little episode here.)
Now although we haven't had any rioting thank goodness, we have been subject to a little bit of misdemeanour, since someone broke our front window this weekend. Most sad indeed.

However, optimistically looking ahead to next season, there's quite a few new styles making their first tentative steps onto the shelves. The lovely sweet ending from Poetic Licence is a particularly nice addition, beautiful court heel, ribbon fastening and lacework detailing make this shoes absolutely top-banana for weddings and all-day functions- in the up-coming cooler months it might even pass for a Christmas shoe!!

So, its not all sale stress and nere-do-wells, keep check out home-page for more lovely new arrivals!

That's all for now folks, oh, and by the way, do feel free to comment on the above and pitch any other ideas for future blog-matter. (no phone hacking encouraged )
Over and out!
Tinfish. x.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

De-brief, in brief

SO, a quick update post converse viewing in the fine old metropolis of Brum. We've got some treats in store....50s polka dot, classic converse looks, ways to wear your hi-tops even in the rain....and special edition from none other than Jamie Hewlett of Gorillaz fame!

All of these will be heading onto the shelves around September time. So get yourself ready for some fine fresh threads for the Autumn!

For now however, you can satisfy yourselves with the fact that something exciting is coming our way this weekend...... (mmmm munching on a mystery- lovely stuff!)

Over and out, longer letter later.
Tinfish. x

Friday, 8 July 2011

Who gives a chuck?!

Indeed who does give a chuck? The good folks here at Tinfish for one. The most intrepid Mr.Mellor and Miss W. are heading over to Birmingham this morning to check out the latest crop of everyones' favourite sneaker. Geeking a go-go we've had a little look into the history of the best-selling basketball shoe of all time. Another person who most certainly gave a chuck, was the great Mr.Taylor of course, after whom converse hi-tops are named. Despite being their namesake, Taylor did not in fact design the shoes. However, having worn them as a college basketball player he was to suggest the key modifications to the design that make them what they are today. Because of his sheer enthusiasm and commitment to his brand, Taylor became known as something of a sales evangelist. Earning a salary but no commission on the 600 million pairs of cons with his name on: Taylor spent a deal of his working life cruising the US with a boot full of sneakers and living out of a storage unit. Of course converse are now a little more than a simple sports shoe- being the look of choice for any aspiring indie star/let and festival-goers everywhere. Although getting hold of a new pair, I have to say I have a worrying tendency to become over-attached to mine. I went to great pains to extend the shelf life of my beloved Sailor Jerry Special editions, beer mats, old debit cars and duct tape all provided a temporary sole of sorts- beyond the stage when they couldn't be passed on to anything but the gaping mouth of a black bin liner (they are needless to say sadly missed) Currently the most tempting replacements seem to be the heroes and villains DC specials, justice league on one, their nemeses on t'other.

Anyhow, on to evangelising of another kind. Seems the Fishettes have become most keen on miss Kate Garey! For those of you who are unfamiliar, her kitschy designs have been popping up in the staffroom in the form of new accessories so often that the powers that be have been persuaded to stock her lovely things! hooray! We've got a whole bunch of her lovely stuff landing n store for next season, be prepared for appliqued, time for tea owls and stripes! Fearne Cotton has already been spotted toting her coffee casual bag. And we can't wait to get her thing in stock.

On the bag front, this week's big Wednesday has seen the spotlight fall on our Nica Aretha slouch bag. A great holiday option, with enough room for bikinis sunscreen and a towel as well as your battered phrasebook and some audaciously large shades. We lovely its vintage abstract floral patters and lovely lining. So much so we've taken 25% off this style to make it easier for you to get your mitts on it!

Right that's just about it for now, next time: we'll fill you in on what treats we've got in store post-converse buying, and anything else we can think of!