If you're a long-time reader of this blog, you may already know that I'm a total Anglophile. I spent a semester in London when I was in college. I can look up from my computer to see the darling Union Jack bunting that I bought on my most recent trip back in 2010 when I got to visit with my mom, and turn my head slightly to the right to see the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster I picked up in the Cabinet War Rooms museum. If I turn my head left, I see the Union Jack pincushion, framed London postcard and gorgeous velvet bag all from one of my favorite British designers, Cath Kidston.
So it may come as no surprise that when I stumbled upon the new My Flat in London line in a Brighton store right before Christmas, that I was instantly smitten!
During our little Vegas getaway we happened upon a little boutique that sold Brighton that had a big MFIL display right in the front of the store and we got some background from the saleslady. My Flat in London is a line of mostly handbags and some other clothing and accessories by designer Jan Haedrich that she produced from 2002 to 2007. Ms. Haedrich lived in Germany while working for another designer but would escape to her flat in London on weekends to get away. In London she found inspiration for her own line that became the first MFIL products. She retired the line in 2007. Last year, the founder of Brighton approached Ms. Haedrich to relaunch the brand exclusively in Brighton stores and it was released in Fall 2012.
I'm not really a handbag kinda girl but I LOVE charm bracelets and charm necklaces, I LOVE pink and I LOVE London, so the MFIL jewelry is right up my alley! When we were in Las Vegas I bought myself a little treat:
When I came home and showed my Mom she fell in love with them too, and the next week while on vacation she bought herself some baubles:
pink phone box charm for $3 less than retail and free shipping! Darn it. Right now, the My Flat in London line is sold exclusively in Brighton stores and some Brighton authorized retailers, but not every Brighton store or authorized retailer even carries it. Apparently the line has been very popular and many items are sold out in individual stores but I can tell you that the store I visited yesterday had a fantastic selection! You can call Donna at the Flat Iron Crossing Brighton store at (720) 887-9222 and she can help you out and even mail items to you. The charms are my favorite, but there are also many different necklaces, bracelets, earrings and handbags that are just darling. Very girly, lots of pearls and sparkly rhinestones and cute British motifs. I love it all!
On the Brighton Facebook page they mentioned a Spring line coming out sometime soon and maybe even making the MFIL line available online. They haven't said exactly when those things will happen so for now, I'll be saving up my pin money so I can add more charms to my necklace!