Welcome to our brand new website - and a new blog! To coincide with the launch of our lovely new website, our regular blog posts will (hopefully!) keep you up-to-date with the latest goings on here at Vivaldi and provide you with some style inspiration from the Vivaldi ladies – whether it be a peek at what we’re wearing here in the shop or a guide to the latest trends. In fact, our first series of blogs this autumn will be showing you the biggest trends straight from the A/W ’15 catwalks, and our ideas for how to wear them in real life – because, let’s face it, we’re not all Cara Delevigne! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy browsing on our shiny new website – look out for more of the new season collections arriving soon. This year, we're introducing new brands, such as Maison Scotch with their amazing knitwear, sweatshirts and wool coats - we hope you'll like it as much as we do. And please tell us what you think of the new website - your feedback is much appreciated.
But we thought that first of all we’d introduce ourselves! We’re a small team of five here at our Edinburgh boutique, each with our own style and individual skills, but all with a love for clothes and shopping!
Lesley is the owner of Vivaldi. With a genuine love of fashion, she is an expert when it comes to spotting new brands that will be perfect for our customers. She also loves giving style advice, and can often be found helping a customer to create the perfect look, or handing out style and trend advice at one of our regular local fashion shows and events. Nobody knows how to pack a capsule suitcase like Lesley!
Lesley’s style? Sandwich tops, tunics with skinny trousers, statement handbags – and basically anything in orange or lime!
Susan joined us in 2010 to help get our website up and running, and to keep it up-to-date and looking lovely! In between helping customers in the front of the shop, Susan can normally be found busily typing on the laptop, taking photographs of our gorgeous new stock, or sending out emails to our customer base.
Susan’s style? Skirts and opaque tights, belted dresses, anything with polkadots.
Our newest member of the team, Marie joined us in the spring of 2014 but for those of you who shop in the Morningside area of Edinburgh you will recognise her from a number of the other shops around! She may be new but she is very experienced - as well as offering brilliant customer service, she often creates our lovely window displays for us, showcasing our new products. She's also becoming a dab hand with the camera, and helps out Susan by taking photographs and Photoshopping (reluctantly!!) some of the new stock when it arrives.
Marie’s style? Maison Scotch tops and jackets, tailored trousers and brogues.
Jill is our local Morningside lady, who knows the area and our regular customers well. She’s an expert when it comes to creating our displays within the shop, so when a new collection arrives, or it’s time for a refresh, we normally leave it to her to create something fabulous. She works miracles when it comes to finding space for everything! And if you’re in on a Saturday, be prepared for some honest advice in the fitting room!
Jill’s style? Crisp white shirts, statement knits, Sandwich coats.
Christine is one of our longest-serving staff members. Always happy to give excellent advice to our customers, she will be pleased to take the time to help you find something special. And if you need advice on how to wear a scarf well, Christine is an expert!
Christine’s style? Slim-leg trousers, elegant knits and impeccable scarves!