St Albans Fashion Week 2015 gets off to a fabulous start

St Albans Fashion Week 2015

St Albans Fashion Week 2015 - Credit: Archant

The biggest fashion event on the St Albans calendar is well underway and already a success.

St Albans Fashion Week (SAFW) is half way through it’s jam-packed week of fashion fun, with the ‘Gent’s event’ and Zumba class setting the tone for the rest of the events.

Ellena Ophira, SAFW director, said: “It’s so exciting when SAFW finally kicks off; the week has got off to a great start and we couldn’t be more pleased! Next up Cathedral Shows!”

On Tuesday D. Copperfield on Chequer Street, St Albans, transformed into the ultimate man cave for the evening, with top styling and grooming tips alongside food and drink from Dylans - The Kings Arms and Tomoka Spirits.

Matt Bigg, a guest at the Gent’s event, said: “It was so great to see such a great blend of retailers come together. The canapes and beer from Dylans were particularly great!”

A Zumba event was held at St Paul’s Church in Blandford Road on Tuesday and all profits went to charity.

Jon Bradley Maloney, Zumba instructor and SAFW model, said: “Tonight’s [Tuesday] Zumba class was absolutely amazing, great atmosphere, hopefully I’ve inspired a few more people to think about their fitness in a fun and dance way and not think of it as a chore!”

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Tonight (Thursday) will see the first of two Cathedral Catwalks take place, the second taking place tomorrow (Friday).

The event features the longest catwalk in the UK showcasing a host of local retails.

St Albans Fashion Week 2015

St Albans Fashion Week 2015 - Credit: Archant

Ellena said: “It’s by far the highlight of the week, so we really wanted to offer two shows in the cathedral this year.”

There are still a few tickets left, which can be bought directly at the Cathedral box office or online here.SUPER SHOPPING SATURDAY

A day of retail therapy like no other. Get ready to shop ‘til you drop as your favourite fashion and beauty retailers across the city treat you to some irresistible discounts, special offers, gifts and treats!


Wharton Goldsmith

1 George Street, St. Albans, AL3 4ER

Join Wharton Goldsmith on Saturday 31st October for the launch of their newly refurbished showroom.

Browse their fabulous new collections and shop their exclusive sale, with up to 20% off. Plus, they’ll be offering a discount lottery with extra values of up to £100 off your shop for the first 40 people through the door!

All Figures

NS Salon, 32 Holywell Hill, St. Albans, AL1 1BZ

10% off plus receive a complimentary ticket to an All Figures fashion show.

Cara London

258 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 1AQ

Free scarf with purchase (while stocks last).

Galio Jewellery

4 George Street, St. Albans, AL3 4ER

10% off across the store & 15% off on all silver jewellery.

Grace & Oliver

Website here10% off with the code 10%SAFW.


Christopher Place, St. Albans, AL3 5DQ

15% off across the store & bubbly all weekend.

Marc Cain

5 George Street, St. Albans, AL3 4ER

Free gift with purchase & bubbly.


18-22 Market Place, St. Albans, AL3 5DP

10% off across the store plus your chance to WIN £500 Reiss spend.


59 Stanhope Rd, St. Albans, AL1 5BJ

25% off any service with stylist.


23A George Street, St. Albans, AL3 4ES

Head down to George Street for the launch of brand new occasion wear boutique, Cerimonia. Enjoy prosecco, nibbles & 20% off across menswear whilst you take a look around this new addition to St. Albans- here to help you through all of your special events & occasions.

French Connection

Christopher Place, St. Albans, AL3 5DQ

Sip a glass of bubbly whilst the style gurus over at French Connection spoil you with a very special personal shopping experience. PLUS receive an amazing goodie bag filled with fabulous gifts when you spend £100 or more.

L K Bennett

Christopher Place, St. Albans, AL3 5DQ

Shop the Autumn/Winter collection over prosecco & chocolate. PLUS receive 20% off & a free gift with every purchase (Exclusions apply. While stocks last).

Love Lupin

6 St. Johns Road, Harpenden, AL5 1DJ

Head over to amazing local milliner Love Lupin’s open studio and enjoy 15% off all purchases. What better time to stock up on hats, headpieces and other fabulous accessories?

The Dressing Room

6-8 High Street, St. Albans, AL3 4EL

The Dressing Room will be spoiling customers with a 10% discount across the store and an extra special discount lottery. Enjoy prosecco whilst you shop and even book in for a free consultation with one of their stylists!

Chloe James

12 High Street, St. Albans, AL3 4EL

Chloe James will be celebrating SAFW with a 15% discount & free fizz all weekend. Head over at 11.30am to listen to some top styling tips for all body shapes, from super-stylist Mel Wall. Mel will be on hand until 3pm to offer advice & to answer any of your style questions.

PLUS one lucky customer will WIN a goodie bag worth over £100!