My Christmas Wish List: Lauren Franks /

We’ve intercepted another letter to Santa, but we promise to send it on to the North Pole! This week’s START Christmas Wishlist is brought to you by the wonderful Lauren Franks, Style Editor at Red Magazine!

1. Mr. Start Woman Pink Roll Neck Sweater: ‘I don’t wear much colour, but I cant get enough of a coloured polo neck this season. Peeking out the top of a masculine or 70s style coat, or teamed with an a- line mini skirt.’

2. Acne Studios Jenson Suede Ankle Boots: ‘I love a Chelsea boot, in any guise. Any season. Any heel height. Yes.’

3. Bella Freud Je T’aime Jane Sweater: ‘My mum’s called Jane, so i’m desp for this sweater. If you’re after an alternative ‘christmas jumper’ you can count on Bella freud.’

4. Issa Blanche Zig Zag Trousers: ‘A great pair of statement trousers is key around christmas. It means you look dressed up but you can wear long johns underneath!’

5. Mr. Start Woman Enid Black Cashmere Coat: ‘You cannot go wrong with a clean lined tailored black coat in your wardrobe. And it will keep you warm if you’re only wearing a party dress for the festive season!’

Christmas Delivery /

Last minute Christmas shopping? Never fear, START is here! We’ll do our best to ship all orders placed up to Tuesday 23rd before Christmas, but for guaranteed delivery please place your orders by the dates above. And remember, UK shipping is free as standard and international shipping is free for all orders over £150.

Need some in store advice? Our expert sales associates will be on hand to help you find the perfect gift. Click here for our Christmas Opening Hours.

A START Christmas Exclusive /

This Christmas the ever talented London based jewellery designer Noemi Klein has handcrafted this stunning Silver Branch Necklace. Made exclusively for START, the necklace is based on the bestselling design from the ‘Epoch 1: Enchanted Forest‘ collection. This little branch cast in sterling silver is decorated with a dewdrop cubic zirconia, a perfect touch of sparkle for anyone this Christmas!

Shop Noemi Klein

Fit For An Angel /

There is little we love more in our lunch breaks than cooing over Style.com’s runway and party pictures and we’ve been spoilt with the Victoria’s Secret show (admit it, you had a look too!). But perhaps the most exciting part is that all the models were wearing our ever-favourite Sophia Webster heels and just as we had the most magical window installed dedicated to the designers fun and fantastical footwear.

The Sophia Webster gals hard at work installing the window

Shoes, baubles and a sketch our favourite street (Rivington, that is)

Sophia Webster’s Leilou Stiletto. Available at Start, £495

We want them all!

Ta Da! Come down and visit us. Shop our Sophia Webster edit online or call 02070333951 for  information on more styles available in store only.


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My Christmas Wish List: Pandora Sykes /

Let’s be real. We’ve all got a bit of a girl crush on Pandora Sykes, Fashion Features Editor of Sunday Times Style. More often than not you’ll find us clicking through her blog pandorasykes.com in the hopes that some of her effortless style will rub off on us. We couldn’t be more excited to share Pandora’s START Christmas Wishlist:

1. Bella Freud Je T’aime Jane Sweater: ‘My obsession with Bella Freud actually throbs. I have the 1970 knit, I the Ginsberg one…now I want Jane.’

2. Hemsley + Hemsley The Art of Eating Well: ‘On my bonafide Christmas list. According to my sister, someone’s bought it for me. I’m so happy that I don’t even care that she ruined the surprise.’

3. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Two Tone Sweater: ‘It’s the anti-Christmas knit. Like someone took Santa’s favourite festively rouge piece and swiped paint down it. REBELLIOUS CHRISTMAS.’

4. Diptyque Figuire Candle: ‘Who doesn’t love a Diptyque candle? Everyone flocks to the trad Baies, but I’m a sucker for anything that stinks of fig.’

5. Comme des Garçons PLAY Heart Print T-Shirt: ‘Comme’s Play t-shirts are surely the only t-shirts that appeal to both 5 year olds and 65 year olds alike. I want a whole stack of these, someday.’

6. T by Alexander Wang Pink Leather Mini Skirt: ‘I refuse to wear pink – unless it’s this in which case, holaaaaa. I’d wear this mini kilt over black cropped trousers, or with a grey aran knit and Gucci loafers. If I was the ever gamine Alexa, I’d wear it with a bubblegum ribbed Courreges sweater and go tonal block. But being blonde, I’d just end up looking like Elle Woods.’