In the summer, I found a great boutique, not far from where I live, called havetolove. Although it is possible to find designer fashion in Newcastle - we have Fenwick and Cruise for the big names; it is still great to come across independent boutiques that sell the smaller labels that you are unlikely to find in the larger shops. I like to think that this means it is less likely to see everyone else wearing the same. The labels currently being stocked include - 18th Amendment, Alannah Hill, American Retro, Amuleti J (J Brand), Anna Rita N, By Malene Birger, Diabless, Galliano, havetohold, Jenny Packham, Kenneth Jay Lane, Les Bijoux De Sophie, Love Sex Money, Made In Heaven (MIH), Manoush, Meghan Fabulous, Mimi Holliday, Pinko, Pistol Panties, Roberto Cavalli Class, Saloni and tibi.The shop itself embraces everything girly and is designed in a modern boudoir fashion. I was recently reminded of the shop and found that they also have a website with an on-line shopping facility. What is even better is that there are currently discounts on offer on selected lines. My favourites on the site - the Zare silver "I Love You" Envelope necklace (above) and By Malene Birger black lace Sionna Dress with Cape (below).