Colmers Hill Fashion wows you from the off with its individuality and hand-picked collections. Favouring British women’s clothing designers, the emphasis is on quirky detailing, interesting colour palettes, beautiful fabrics, great styling and personal service. If this all sounds a bit retro, well that’s because it is, but it’s certainly not old-fashioned.

The latest trends are all there and new Spring-Summer and Autumn-Winter fashion collections keep customers coming back to refresh their wardrobes.

Owner and buyer, Penny Callaghan strikes the perfect balance, by stocking clothes that women enjoy wearing while offering new looks to inspire them.

‘I love finding labels that have a spark of individuality, which are easy to wear. I want my customers to feel great – whether it’s working, relaxing, yomping over a field, or going out for dinner,’ says Penny.

As a result, her eclectic collection has something for all occasions – from cocktail dresses, to bomber jackets; floral tea dresses to leggings; cute cardis to cosy coats.

‘My favourite comment is when women say how happy they are to find something different that fits them well and feels right. They try new looks and have a bit more fun with fashion,’ adds Penny.

At Colmers Hill, occasionwear is in stock all year round, catering for mother-of-the-bride, wedding guests and bridesmaids, or outfits for cruises and holidays. Labels include Out of Xile’s bohemian style in unique colour dyes, Myrine Antwerp’s feminine chic, Darling London’s romantic detail dresses and separates and stunning print retro-inspired dresses from Eucalyptus. Desigual lovers will find a great selection from the iconic Spanish brand.

Casual collections include laid-back separates from A Postcard from Brighton, linens from One Life, DECK trousers in a myriad of colours, original knits and tops from Pour Moi and Suzy D, beautiful prints from Bohemia and a sprinkle of bling from MalissaJ.

There are always plenty of accessories in stock at Colmers Hill, such as wraps, socks, jewellery and gloves from Powder, plus belts, ponchos, sunglasses and scarves. There are handbags, totes and shoulder bags galore, including luxe leather designs from Somerset maker, Owen Barry, plus Desigual’s colourful fashion range. Jewellery is sourced from local Dorset silversmiths, fine costume jewellery makers and national fashion brands.

Visiting Dorset? Take time to explore the idyllic Hardyesque location of Symondsbury Manor Yard where you’ll find Colmers Hill Fashion and other unique, independent shops. The ancient farm estate of Symondsbury, near Bridport has been converted to host several good quality stores and there’s a great café too.

Colmers Hill Fashion will be opening a second store at Miller’s Farm Shop, Kilmington, Devon in Spring 2017.

Not visiting Dorset? The website is open 24/7

5 Manor Barn, Manor Yard, Symondsbury DT6 6HG; 01308 426517; colmershill.comcustomerservices@colmershill.com