Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Nica girls show off their Nica collection!

Working at Nica HQ is the dream job for most girls! Surrounded by handbags all day, everyday is the perfect way to pass the day! There’s nothing us Nica girls love more than wearing our bags on a daily basis. Whether it’s at work or casually, we always manage to find the perfect Nica accessory to suit the occasion!

We thought it would be nice to show you, our lovely Nica followers, how we wear our Nica bags, so Holly and Georgie, our Marketing Manager and Ecommerce Editor chose their favourite Nica bags from their personal collection and headed out to Islington to some of their favourite places.

According to Holly and Georgie, the hardest part of the day was limiting the number of bags they chose to take with them. Both openly admitting to a serious handbag addiction, the girls have built up an enviable collection over the years!

Take a look through the photos below – which is your favourite bag? Do you have any of the same bags? How do you wear yours?

Nica HQ x

Shoreditch E1 - Georgie wears her Caroline satchel in denim.
"I love this take on the infamous satchel bag. The denim finish is perfect for summer and looks great at work or casually at the weekend!"

Brick Lane E1 - Holly wears Aretha slouch in bone.
"The gorgeous Nica flower print of Aretha is so perfect for summer. The colours are stunning and I love the vintage feel. I can't wait to take this on holiday with me to India, it will be the perfect holiday accessory - big enough for shopping in the markets and chilling on the beach!"

Chance Street E1 - Holly wears Getta tote in tan.
"This is a brilliant work bag  - it fits everything in it, but it still classic enough to sit perfectly in the work place. The versatile tan colour is great for summer or winter"
Spitalfields Market E1 - Georgie wears Emilia shoulder in white
"This cute bag is spot on for summer. The striking weave pattern is a great way to make a statement. I love the chain detail strap, especially because you can remove it and hey presto you've got an evening clutch bag!"

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Vote for Nica in the Prima High Street Fashion Awards!

We’ve got some great news here at Nica HQ! We’ve been nominated for two awards in the Prima High Street Fashion awards! The best-selling magazine hold an amazing awards ceremony each year, attended by celebrities and high-street brands who are all ready for a night of celebrations and partying! Nica is up for Best Accessories and Best Online Retailer, and as all winners are determined by public votes, we need you to help us get to the top!

All you have to do is click here to vote, and as an added bonus, you will be entered into a competition to win £500 to spend on the Great British High Street, courtesy of Prima. We know how wonderfully loyal our fans are so we thank you in advance for your support!

Fingers crossed!
Nica HQ x

Monday, 11 April 2011

Luxe Leather - Introducing Nica London!

Here at Nica HQ we have BIG news for you! We are thrilled to announce that our first ever leather collection, Nica London, has arrived! We couldn’t be more excited about the launch of Nica London. The idea to offer a stunning leather collection came to us a few years ago, and we have been working day and night since then to bring you the perfect collection!

Inspiration for Nica London

The inspiration for introducing leather to the Nica brand was to add a touch of high-end luxury full of vintage heritage. Sophisticated classics have been worked with a vintage twist to present a collection that encompasses the elegance of classic 1970’s structure. Nica has effortlessly designed shapes that are simple and minimal yet retain that much-loved Nica charm thanks to playful hardware and Nica detailing.

'Bunty' Shoulder Bag £169

'Bunty' Large Shoulder Bag £145
The colour palette features a range of luxurious colours that will look sensational in all seasons and in years to come. Contemporary earthy colours of rustic browns, cherry reds and pine green will compliment any outfit and age gracefully. Using heavy grain cow leather and exotic skin features such as embossed crocodile, a Nica London bag is designed to be cherished and will only look better with time.

We are so very proud of our first leather collection, and would love to hear your feedback! After all, we design it for you!

'Bunty' Grab Bag £125

'Bunty' Satchel £135

As we speak, Nica is working hard on the next collection so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to hear all the latest snippets of information about Nica London!

Nica says hello to Topshop in Bath!

Nica is expanding her friendship with Topshop and has just launched her new SS11 collection in the Bath store. Heading down for the big launch we did a spot of sight-seeing in Bath and saw loads of our lovely Nica fans sporting their favourite bags throughout the town! A sign that our little concession is set to do very well in beautiful Bath!

Windows full of treats!

Satchels! Satchels! Satchels!

With its own built-in section and display wall, the Nica collection looked absolutely fabulous!  It showed off our best-selling ranges and was satchels galore with Alicia, Martha and Sonny looking beautiful! Topshop and online exclusive ‘Bobby’ proved to be a firm favourite with the girls of Bath, thanks to its stunning detailing and boho shape – the perfect summer accessory!

Looking amazing in store!
Topshop and online exclusive - 'Bobby' £69

'Martha' Medium Satchel - £49
'Alicia' Satchel £49

'Sonny' Satchel £49 

If you get a chance, pop down and say hello to the new Nica Topshop team!

Nica and Dahlia - new best friends!

Here at Nica HQ we have been busy bees launching our amazing new summer collection, and we are proud to say that it is now available for you lovely Nica fans to buy online! Wonder down to to check it out!

Other exciting news to come out of the Nica camp is a new and exciting friendship with Dahlia fashion! For those of you who don’t know about Dahlia, it is a wonderful fashion house based in Notting Hill that specializes in designing and making gorgeous vintage-inspired clothes.  We stumbled across the brand when looking for outfits for our mannequin shoot and instantly fell in love with all their stunning dresses. In pretty prints and classic shapes they looked just wonderful with our bags. So, we got in touch with the Dahlia girls and soon realized that our loyal fans would love each other’s products!  

Nica bags and Dahlia dresses - a match made in heaven!

To kick things off, the lovely Dahlia sales team came to visit Nica HQ and chose a selection of our SS11 collection to stock in their wonderful shop in Fouberts Place, just off Carnaby Street. I then went along to their photoshoot in Shoreditch with a big suitcase of Nica bags, and we did a mini joint photoshoot! It was a great day, and our brands looked fabulous together!

Due to the success of these initial ventures, we have decided to treat our loyal followers with more from Nica and Dahlia! Be sure to follow both brands on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear about the exciting things we have planned for you!

Love Nica and Dahlia x