Harris Tweeding on the High Street

Black Friday is a distant memory and the Christmas shopping marathon has entered the final frantic week so it is time to focus on special presents for special people. 

 There is great variety of Harris Tweed collections on and off the high street this year. From novelty creations on Etsy to classic gents jackets at John Lewis and Hipster friendly options in plain browns and deep checks from Topman pictured below.

 2014 is stronger than ever for classic ladies blazers and hacking jackets. Next (picture below) have a simple but well cut jacket suitable for work and play. The Edinburgh Woolen Mill can be found in most high streets across the UK and Harris Tweed Hebrides have new stock available at both the Edinburgh Boutique - 495 Lawnmarket - and the Stornoway flagship at 25 North Beach.

 High-end designer collections have been widely featured by fashion journals and if you were looking for a one-off collectors item then the patchwork jacket by Beams would be a great present or indeed a solid investment. The jackets below are available at Mr Porter and not bad value at £300.

 If you are unsure of sizes or taste then accessories and luggage may be a safer alternative. M&S have a really well finished holdall (picture below) and Walker Slater and Harris Tweed Hebrides have an array of bags and accessories to fit the most discerning.

 Despite so much shopping being done on-line, there is perhaps one area where the high street (only seven days left!) still reigns; furniture. Harris Tweed Hebrides’ partner Tetrad has quality sofas and chairs available at stockists throughout the UK. Classic designs by Barker and Stonehouse and John Lewis have room for all the family will last for life not just for Christmas, Monty the penguin would surely approve.


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