Sunday, 26 February 2017

Hull Spotlight: Tessie's

The latest in my Hull Spotlight series celebrating local businesses in Hull is Tessie's, an independent clothing and accessories shop (find my previous post on Thieving Harry's here). Tessie's is located on Newland Avenue, which is one of my favourite places to go for a bit of a wander, a coffee and, let's face it, probably (/definitely) some cake plus obviously a snoop around Tessie's, which I can't seem to be able to leave without buying at least one ring because they do the cutest rings I've ever seen and they're super affordable. I've recommended Newland Avenue in a post before as a great alternative to shopping in the city centre and it really is a great street for a wander, a browse and a coffee or a spot of lunch.




You can't really miss Tessie's as you walk along Newland Avenue, with its standout turquoise and pink frontage and the ever cute window display, which at the moment is Valentine's themed and full of paper hearts with customers' descriptions of love written inside them. If that isn't the cutest idea for a window display then I don't know what is. That alone shows how engaged the staff are with their customers and that's something I love about independent shops. You get a much more personal experience and it's nice to go into a shop and be able to have a real chat with the staff as opposed to a 'did you find everything you were looking for today?' chat. The Tessie's staff themselves are absolutely lovely, which obviously just makes you want to keep going back (see above re my ring buying habit) and you can absolutely tell that they're passionate about the shop.

 




Inside the shop is just as cute as the front and as well as having beautiful looking jewellery displays that must take so much effort and time and rails of the most gorgeous clothes, there are also some lovely personal touches like plants, prints. and vintage mirrors. As you enter you're greeted by jewellery, which as I said is displayed beautifully and properly laid out, which means you can see all of it and have a proper browse and then clothes are further in, displayed on rails along the wall. Everything they sell in Tessie's is very on trend (as you can see they've got both embroidery and velvet nailed), but with something that little bit different at the same time, which makes it unique and sets it apart from the high street. I'd actually say it's a very 'me' shop and I love pretty much everything in there. It's also very reasonably priced - as I mentioned already the jewellery is so affordable and the clothes are cheaper than some high street shops.





I said this in my last post, but it really is the personal touches and general feel of an independent business that make it lovely and unique and the quotes that are all around the shop are so positive (they even have positive quotes you can rip off and take away with you in the changing rooms - best idea ever) and that's the general vibe given off by Tessie's - it's such a positive and friendly environment. It has heaps of personality and pair that with the lovely staff and it just generally makes shopping there the nicest little treat. If you're Hull based and you haven't been in yet then definitely check it out! If you're not Hull based then don't worry because they have a website - HERE - where you can browse to your heart's content, plus they do free UK shipping so why not treat yo'self while you're at it?

Have you been to or heard of Tessie's?

Amy x
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  1. I haven't been in Tessie's for nearly two years. I used to live down Newland and worked near the shop so went in nearly every week! The best part to me was always the staff; always so lovely and approachable! I need to visit again soon as I miss Planet Coffee too!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes they're so lovely! I love living near Newland, you should definitely pay it a visit - love Planet Coffee too! Xx

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  2. Oh my gosh, so much cuteness in one place, hopefully I'll get the chance to visit it someday! I love those necklaces and rings so much! Hope you've had a lovely weekend! xx

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    1. Aw I hope you get the chance to visit it someday (if you do then make sure you definitely come see me haha!) xx

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  3. The quote frames are so cute, especially the 'Imagine If We Loved....' one! Also love the gold glittery necklace.
    Great photography too :)
    xx
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    1. Thank you! The quotes really make the place unique :) xx

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  4. I've never been to Hull but this place looks great! I love those jewellery pieces 😍😍

    Lxoxo
    www.lovelibby.co.uk

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    1. It's lovely, they have a website too if you're not close! Xx

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  5. Omg this store looks so cute. I've only ever been to Hull very briefly for two days doing a photo-shoot when I was in uni but I'd love to go back and spend the day shopping. If I ever do so, I will be sure to check this store out! πŸŒΈπŸ’—✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.AlishaValerie.com | www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

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    1. Aw I do hope you get to visit lovely! Xx

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  6. Your Hull hotspots really make me want to visit Hull and I love that you're a cheerleader for local businesses! This is something I am also passionate about :) Tessie's looks so unique and you've captured this beautifully with your lovely photos.

    xxxx

    www.beauteagenes.com

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    1. Yes you should visit hull! Let me know if you do :) xx

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  7. I've never heard of Tessie's but it looks quite lovely! It does have that personal touch to make it feel a little more welcoming which I love. Also their way to decorate and design is very nice.

    Single Vegas Girl
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    1. The shop is so cute, I love the personal touches :) xx

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  8. Everything is so cute! I would love to visit someday. Especially love the jewelry.

    Shawn Bethea
    Blogger | IBD Advocate
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    1. They do have a website with their jewellery on that you should check out :) xx

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  9. I'd never heard of the store before obviously being in Australia, but it sounds like such a cute store and I like the little touches around. Looks like a lovely place to shop :)

    Hope you have had a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. It is so cute! Definitely wouldn't expect you to have heard of it in Australia! Xx

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  10. This looks like a super cute little store!

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. It is such a little gem, love going here :) xx

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  11. I've never been to hull before, this shop looks absolutely gorgeous xxxx

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    1. You should visit, there are lots of little hidden gems here :) xx

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  12. What a beautiful looking shop, I'll definitely be checking out the website!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Hope you find something you like on there and hope you had a great day lovely :) xx

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  13. Oh, I am in love with this shop, Tessie is a great place to go, I can really understand why you go there and must buy even a ring! One of my favourite pieces in the pictures is a necklace that I am really looking for, so now I found it! Must go there in March! Really a great recommendation, I am sure I will love the shop! Hope you have a wonderful week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thanks Denise I'm so glad you like the jewellery! Xx

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  14. This place looks awesome, I adore little things like this. Little beautiful knick knacks are my favourite hehe.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. It's the cutest and the best place to pick up little knick knacks! Xx

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  15. I love supporting small businesses! How cute are those cactus (cacti?) rings!! <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | Gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. They're so cute, I did buy one of the silver ones actually haha! xx

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  16. Aww I love the hand made jewellery pieces and cactuses lol !! I use to have so many when I was a kid !!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Dominica from London, www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk xXx

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    1. I bought a cactus ring cause I love them! xx

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  17. This series has really made me want to visit Hull! This shop looks super adorable, I want to buy everything, especially that cute cactus jewellery! I like the fact that this shop is very up-to-date with fashion but also has some cool and quirky bits, that's the perfect combination! Great to hear that the staff are so helpful and friendly too, like you say - it really does make a difference when a shop has fab customer service! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. You definitely should! Yeah that's exactly it, such a great shop :) xx

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  18. I haven't heard of it before but looks so nice! I love the hand made jewellery.


    Tania || www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com
    xx

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    1. It's so lovely, the jewellery is all so nice! xx

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  19. Tessie's looks like an amazing place, if I ever go to Hull I'll certainly go there! I love the idea of taking positive quotes to the changing room with you and I love the shop is decorated in general - cacti make everything better! xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. Yeah it's such a nice little touch and yes cacti do make everything better don't they haha! xx

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  20. Such a unique looking shop! Looks lovely xxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. It is really unique and so lovely! xx

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  21. This place looks so cute and unique. I love the cactus rings and earrings ❤ Great review and pictures of the shop.

    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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    1. I bought one of the cactus rings - couldn't leave without one! xx

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  22. The neckless is really pretty and cute :)

    - LILY KANAYA
    WWW.GLOWLICIOUS.ME

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    1. All their jewellery is so cute, I love it :) xx

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  23. I haven't heard of Tessie's before but it looks like such a cute shop!!! The prints are so adorable and the clothes look cute!!! It looks like such a unique shop!! xox

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    1. It is so cute, the prints make it so unique :) xx

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