Archive for the ‘Accessory Queen News’ Category


Posted on July 24th, 2013

The Accessory Queen was founded just over 7 years ago after searching for affordable leather handbags in jewel colours for the owners’ personal consumption! She came across a fabulous supplier but needed to buy 8!

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She took the gamble and promptly took them to her local gym to sell. After an amazing sell-out, realised the gap in the market and continued buying and selling expanding to other venues and even peoples homes.

The natural progression was to the costume jewellery market and continued her philosophy choosing unusual and vibrant styles.

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The shop opportunity came her way in the shape of a good friend having a spare room on her first floor of her interior design business.  This small room expanded over the next 18months to where it is today and now occupies a three story Georgian building in the heart of the historic Berkshire town of Newbury.

In August 2011 The Accessory Queen decided it was time to introduce her King to the shop so the AK range of gorgeous men’s gifts and accessories was introduced and has been extremely popular.

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As the hard economic times continued in 2012 & 2013 it became apparent that as much as we all try to fight it the days of the independent retailer on the high street were sadly numbered!

It was time for a serious re-think and there are a couple of exciting projects in the pipeline. However the expansion and development of the website was a natural starting point.

We hope this website brings everything the discerning lady or gentleman needs to accessorise themselves. We will help to keep you up to date with all the latest trends and styles we find.

We hope you enjoy our website as it continually grows and expands.


Posted on November 17th, 2011

We had a very interesting trainee at The Accessory Queen recently, no other than Chris Wright who does the breakfast show on Newbury Sound. 

Chris spent a morning with Sarah Lovell, owner of The Accessory Queen and her colleague Nicola finding out a bit more about the business and to attempt several tasks including creating a window display, making some jewellery and even modelling this season’s latest fashion, the Wonderwrap.

The fine work of making a bracelet took Chris quite a time but Sarah, who has a keen eye for detail and very high standard inspected Chris’s work very closely and said it passed the test!A customer wanted to find out more about the Wonderwrap and to provide extra customer service Sarah and Nicola normally model some of the clothes and accessories, Chris had to do that to secure the sale – it worked!

Finally Chris put some autumnal items in the window display before having a tour around the new Accessory King upstairs at the store in Northbrook Street.

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We are back!

Posted on November 17th, 2011

We’re sorry it’s been a while since our last post but rest assured WE ARE BACK!!!! 

We’ve got so much to tell you about and information on new trends, lots of new products and a whole new range to tell you all about. So this is the place to be for all your ladies and men’s fashion news and updates.

The latest jewellery trends for the coming party season.Exciting new Men’s range including socks, cufflinks, scarves, belts, and much more.

A new trend in wallets for men and women in the 21st century.

Beautiful Eel skin Leather products.Hilarious gift cards.

So watch this space over the coming days and weeks and we will get you all updated!

Welcome to the first AQ Buzz blog post!

Posted on February 15th, 2010

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Hello everyone and welcome to the very first entry on the brand new Accessory Queen blog .

We are really excited to now have an easy way to keep you updated with all the latest fashion trends, ideas and products.

Hopefully as you get to know us you will see that everyone at The Accessory Queen is passionate about fashion and accessories!
Whether it be gorgeous jewels for your neck, wrist and fingers, from the colourful and chunky to delicate and sweetly understated, leather and vegetarian-friendly bags in delicious rainbow hues, or scrumptious organic and vegan body treats, they all make us weak at the knees and wanting more

We really do understand the value a different pair of shoes, bag or piece of jewellery can make or break that all important outfit.
We can offer to help you with your style dilemmas and help you create your own look to make you look even more polished and perfect!

We meticulously monitor the catwalks well in advance of an upcoming season and narrow down the trends we believe will suit our customers the most. We then bring you a range of colours and textures in our costume jewellery and handbags so you have the best options for your chosen outfit.

Finally once you have made that all important decision on what beautiful item you need at The Accessory Queen we believe the experience shouldn’t end there. Everything you decide to purchase gets the Royal treatment and  comes with our complimentary gift wrapping. We’ve asked our customers regularly what they think about it and without exception they love it. In fact it’s amazing that many of our clients say it is right up there amongst the main reasons they come back time and time again.

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The Accessory Queen and her Princesses are always delightful and helpful and are waiting to answer any of your questions. Why not put us to the test and email us on