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How to dial up your style in minutes!

We're all careering straight towards the fabulous festive season, and the one thing we all need is more time! So here's Cucumber's guide to changing up your style in a flash, whether you're heading out for some mulled wine and bubbles, or setting off for some winter sun (don't bother to tell us, we'll just get too jealous!)

 

Start with our Cashmere-mix dress which we love wearing working from home with oversize socks and a cup of tea.  The clock's ticking for getting to drinks in town, so we pull on some jeans, metallic boots for a bit sparkle (maybe a flick of glitter eyeshadow too) and a jean jacket.  

 

 

These cargo pants are our new favourites.  Throw on a sweatshirt and converse for your packed out day and come evening, swap over for a silky white shirt, heels and some statement earrings. Boom - bring on the party.

 

 

 

 

Heading off to sunny climes?  Lucky you!  Here's how to pack smart. Take along a ruffle dress (we love this slate one) with a few key accessories. Tegan here is styled up with a simple and pretty metallic belt and mirror finish golden sandals.  Pretty stunning for a drink at the beach bar.  After a night of tropical fun, you can make like Lauren, fling off the accessories and settle down to a cool and comfortable night. Bon voyage!

 

 

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We know it's all a bit crazy in the run up to Christmas, with more than a ton of stuff to do and no time to do it.  We thought we'd give you, the one who organises the whole shebang, a little treat. On Black Friday for every two items you purchase at regular price you will receive 50% off on selected styles. Oh yes, 50% off for the weekend only.  Just use the code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout and put a smile on your face. Bliss!

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REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE 

What's this, you say? Where are the sleek white Cucumber boxes I know and love?  Well our newest packaging  just got much better. Made by a small company in Lancashire, these Postal Sacks (yes, sacks, we love the name) are made from recycled paper, are tough and longlasting so can be reused many times, and along with our brand new recyclable packing tape can all eventuallly be recycled into something brand new! We have plenty of information about all our packaging on our website here, and how to reuse/recycle it.  We are trying to reduce the overall amount of eventual waste in our packaging, so you may find less tissue paper and instead one of our starch bags in your next order. For more  information on these 100% biodegradable and compostable (into H₂O and CO₂) bags visit our website
There's more to come in the pipeline, as we change and develop, and if any of you have some ideas about how we could be better, please drop us a line. We would love to hear from you!
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 TheIndustry.Fashion Roundtable

On the topic of packaging, Cucumber was invited to participate in a hot topic roundtable all around sustainable packaging.  Alongside, Mr. Porter, Ted Baker, Agent Provocateur, Chinti and Parker, and more big names the challenges of creating packaging that serves its purpose, is sustainable and is also part of a pleasurable customer experience was discussed in minutiae.  Brought together by TheIndustry.Fashion and sponsor Avery Dennison it revealed much food for thought.  What was most uplifting was the fact that it seems everyone in the industry is looking to help engender positive change. The future looks brighter!

Pop Up at The Grove November 28th, 9am - 8pm

 

Plan a spa and retail day out at the gorgeous Sequoia Spa at The Grove Hotel. We'll be joining in their all day event with plenty of other retailers and the added benefit that you can pop into their pool or book a soothing treatment. A super one to go to with friends.

 

Pop Up at Four Seasons Hampshire December 5th, 4pm - 10pm

 

The Four Seasons Hampshire  annual Festive Fair is legendary, and what a brilliant way to combine a day in the country, with Christmas shopping and a glorious spa?

 

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Cucumber in the News

Cucumber was featured in the French press with Femme Actuelle

 

 

And our first piece in the Brazilian press too - Cucumber around the world.

 

 

We talk about building a business, and much more with the lovely Rachel Lankester in her podcast, Magnificent Midlife.

 

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read this

 

The Falconer, by Dana Czapnik's emotionally raw, flawlessly real protaganist Lucy Adler has made this our book of the month. The intensity and confusion in this portrayal of teenage life is drawn out beautifully. We fell in love with the basketball mad Lucy - highly recommend to anyone looking back on their teenage years or living through them.

 

do this

We adore this - Kitkat are doing completely personalised chocolate bars. Choose a base (mild,dark, white, ruby) loads of toppings and a personalised box - is this the most brilliant stocking stuffer ever? Available in store or online with John Lewis - we're heading there right now.

 

Look out for our latest vlog, released next week, where we demonstrate how to work your hair and makeup for a party look in minutes with the marvellous Genevieve Nikolopolous.  Cucumber learned a lot!


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