Bookmark

My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Be The First To Know

Your inside line on the new, unique and unmissable across Bucks & Oxon

Sign up to our newsletter

Reader Treats Just For You!

A Gentleman’s Question

Muddy says: A concierge service that can help your man be the ultimate gentleman, never forgetting a special occasion, whisking you off to amazing events and generally helping his, and in turn, your life be more luxurious and less stressful. Sign him up now!

Concierges

byEloise

Muddy says: Such a great idea - pretty hair bangles work as well on the wrist as in a ponytail in a range of different charms and colours.

Gifts

Sweetness & Light Candles

Muddy says: These luxury, handmade scented soy candles look gorgeous, and can be personalised with names, messages or quotes, making them perfect gifts.

Gifts

Joanne Caldwell Floral Designs

Muddy says: This Marlow-based floral designer creates elegant and natural displays for life's special occasions, as well as hosting workshops all year round.

Florists

Cymbeline Art and Cards

Muddy says: Pretty pottery and ceramics, and an eclectic mix of homeware, wrapping and stationery from this lovely Princes Risborough gift shop.

Art

Libby Rak Gallery of Jewellery

Muddy says: Young and talented Muddy Award Best Jewellery Store Winner Libby Rak creates handmade beautiful pieces from her workshop in Woodstock. You're gonna want them all.

Gifts

Babylon Flowers

Muddy says: We love this independent, stylish Oxfordshire florist that only uses local and season blooms. If you're going to say it with flowers, make it these beauties.

Florists

Brooks and Sharpe

Muddy says: This new online shopping boutique offers stylish and sustainable luxury brands so you can shop til you drop, feeling totally guilt-free!

Jewellery

Just Joey On The Moon

Muddy says: Claudia Rose can provide stunning flowers for weddings, funerals and all occasions but she is also an expert on branding and can help you find ways to communicate with your customers through flowers.

Florists

NC Oxford

Muddy says: A gold star for helping the environment whilst making your own smell divine. Oxford-based NC Oxford's luxurious hand-made scented candles are sustainable, local and quality all the way.

Gifts

Mood Home & Lifestyle

Muddy says: Want to make your home a place of calm and comfort? Head to this new interiors shop in Winslow for hygge-inspired interiors, gifts and advice on how to transform your home into a sanctuary.

Gifts

Pelle London

Muddy says: Pelle London specialises in hand-tailored shearling, suede and lambskin sourced from Italy. A real mix of trend-driven and timeless designs - I want the three quarter suede and toscana coat badly!

Women's Fashion

Layered Lounge

Muddy says: If you want to give your home an uplift or go for a whole new look without breaking the bank, Layered Lounge offers original quality products that will stand the test of time.

Homeware

Nong Smitinand Flowers

Muddy says: Growing up in Thailand, Nong Smitinand's family gave her a lifelong passion for flowers and you can see it in her work. Nong's bouquets are simply stunning!

Florists

The Magnum Company

Muddy says: For those who like their champagne bigger and better! We’re loving this well-priced online company, dealing only in magnum sizes, that’s facilitating the Muddy habit in bubbles, cider, gin and port.

Caterers

Wagstaff Watches

Muddy says: We love masculine, stylish timepieces and this brand new collection nails watches that are made to endure life in the country while looking oh so stylish. Bonus - they come in at under £100.

Gifts

Eynsham Cellars

Muddy says: Oli and Iain of Eynsham Cellars have extensive boozy knowledge and are always on the look out for new offerings for their customers. Their passion for wine really shines through.

Fine Wine

Glow Beanie

Muddy says: Stay safe and stand out from the crowd in these glow-in-the-dark fun beanies plus doggie gators, coats and jumpers.

Fashion

Chez Beccy

Muddy says: If you're into country style, you'll fall head over heels in love with these whimsical, feminine homewares, from cushions and napkins through to cafetière warmers, with Christmas designs available now.

Gifts

SLURP

Muddy says: A great source of less known wines but of excellent quality, often unavailable in the UK or initially only available from Slurp, at great prices.

Fine Wine

woman looking into distance bright pink purple yellow flowers in long hair in hands outdoor wearing white wedding gown dress

Wild Rose Florist

Muddy says: Attention all brides who hate toeing the line - Wild Rose is a wedding florist with an edge. It's only rock'n'roll - but I like it.

Florists

craig mooney drawing art woman on window sitting reading blue and white colours

Carina Haslam Art

Muddy says: A former Muddy Stilettos Award winner for Best Art Gallery and one of the most respected art galleries in the region, Carina Haslam Art exhibits work at the Saatchi Gallery, the Affordable Art Fairs around the country and holds regular exhibitions throughout the year at its base in Great Missenden.

Art

that lovely stuff shop window exterior

That Lovely Stuff

Muddy says: looking for a gift that's a bit different? This brand Watlington store is as chic as it is irreverent, with much of its stock crafted by clever, arty stay-at-home mums.

Gifts

k & h grey logo

K and H Interiors

Muddy says: Struggle with your soft furnishings? Kate La Motte and Harriet Osborne-Fardon of K&H Interiors in Great Missenden live and breathe curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery so you don't have to.

Curtains & Blinds

nicky blystad bright coloured gem gold bangles stacked on woman wrist hand on hip being jumper

Nicky Blystad Jewellery

Muddy says: Oxfordshire jewellery designer Nicky Blystad offers a modern twist on classics with her unique, feminine, affordable earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets.

Gifts

The Old Flight House, Weston-on-the-Green

Muddy says: A stunner of an interiors emporium in Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire with over 70 units selling everything from mid-century furniture to vintage fashion. You'll absolutely love it.

Cafés

the workers club blue shirt collar close up detail

The Workers Club

Muddy says: Supercool mens outerwear, trews and tees from Blewbury-based The Workers Club. Stocked in Mr Porter and Fortnum & Mason, we're loving this designer brand.

Menswear

Burrows & Hare

Muddy says: Need an emergency gift for a man in your life? Burrows & Hare is a super-cool gentlemen's concept store, with two branches in central Oxford.

Gifts

picture of heart shaped plucking wreath

Plucking Fabulous

Muddy says: Check out these quirky handmade wreaths and table centrepieces, crafted from game bird feathers. How exceedingly English!

Gifts

leveret children's clothes children wearing pink dresses blue shorts girls and boys together in nature

The Leveret

Muddy says: There's upmarket childrenswear aplenty at this charming Old Amersham independent boutique.

Kids' Clothes

picture of woman wearing brave lotus jewellery

Brave Lotus

Muddy says: Calling all hippy chicks! This online jeweller offers well-priced designs, featuring a flurry of feathers and a bohemian vibe.

Jewellery

the-Bias-Cut.com

Muddy says: An online boutique that specialises in stylish pieces for fashion-loving older women who feel ignored by the high street. Get thee to the cashmere pronto, I say.

Jewellery

Angel and Rocket

Muddy says: A groovy local fashion brand for kids 0-10 years, based in Marlow, Angel and Rocket sells from its own bricks and mortar store and into the likes of John Lewis.

Kids' Clothes

shelves of multicoloured bath bombs in powder boutique

Powder

Muddy says: There's a treasure trove of luxe make-up, skincare and fragrance brands in this Thame indie beauty boutique.

Gifts

house of bluebell three wick candle on round black slate white mug onto of a magazine

House of Bluebelle

Muddy says: A stylish small-batch Henley candle company, recommended by Vogue for its essential oil bowl candles, diffusers and soon-to-come bath products.

Gifts

black and white stripy wall shelves Chanel handbags and shoes

My Boudoir

Muddy says: One of the most glamorous vintage and pre-loved designer fashion boutiques in Oxon & Bucks, stocking labels from Belstaff to Burberry and beyond. A big Muddy fashionable thumbs up.

Vintage Designer Fashion

Stocks

Muddy says: Well-sourced, stylish, eclectic boutique stocking designer cashmere, beauty and gift products in Henley. We'll take the lot, thanks.

Gifts

Holy Cow Home

Muddy says: Set within the quirky backstreets of Aylesbury, Holy Cow Home is a treasure trove of unique homeware from around the world.

Gifts

Nellie & Dove

Muddy says: this Deddington village boutique punches well above its weight when it comes to brilliant brands and stylish pieces. An innocent browse here invariably ends with my credit card catching fire, oops!

Women's Fashion

Really Wild

Muddy says: Not only does this Marlow boutique have the Muddy seal of approval, it has a royal one too - the Duchess of Cambridge, no less, is a fan.

Women's Fashion

Winser London

Muddy says: timeless, luxurious, grown-up fashion from an industry veteran whose CV include M&S, Pringle and Net-a-Porter. This global success story has local branches in Gerrards Cross and Marlow.

Women's Fashion

Gallivant boutique

Muddy says: A luxury fashion boutique in the centre of Thame featuring designers such as Marc Cain, Duffy Cashmere, Armani jeans and 7ForAllMankind.

Women's Fashion

Louise Claire Millinery

Located in the picturesque Oxfordshire market towns of Wallingford and Henley, Louise Claire Millinery is a leading independent milliner, with her boutiques amongst the foremost in the area. We stock over 1000 hats and fascinators, with both hats for hire and hats for sale. We stock our own incredibly appealing designs by Louise Walton and her team, as well as those of famous designers. In addition to countless stunning hats, we have ranges of fascinators for hire and sale in a rainbow array of styles and colours. They are ideal for enhancing every possible kind of occasionwear. Make us your first port of call when planning to dress for a day at Royal Ascot, Henley Royal Regatta or Glorious Goodwood, or other race days, seasonal celebrations and wonderful occasions such as weddings. To view our entire range of hats and fascinators, plus a selection of casual hats, men’s hats and children’s headwear, please visit us. We invite you to bring your outfit along to our premises at 36 St Mary’s Street, Wallingford. Our friendly team will offer expert advice and help you finish off your outfit beautifully. We look forward to welcoming you.

Hat Hire

Rosara

Muddy says: North Oxfordshire’s hub of chic outdoor style - a bespoke garden furniture and deco range at price points giving John Lewis a run for their money.

Homeware

White Coco

White Coco was set up in 2012 with one sole aim – to offer our customers a hand-picked carefully chosen collection of clothes that give a “different” look. We are constantly sourcing products from France, Italy and Spain which enables us to provide a range of casual tops, shirts, knitwear, jackets and evening coats that […]

Women's Fashion

Hats Whiskers

Whether you want to buy or hire a hat for any special occasion, a visit to Hats Whiskers will certainly inspire and delight you. Sarah Main established Hats Whiskers 6 years ago, and is based in Gainfield in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside between Wantage and Faringdon. HW has quickly become a firm favourite for ladies […]

Hat Hire

Irvine Shirts

My name is Alisdair Irvine and I love floral shirts. If you were to ask me why, I’d respond with this question: Has anyone ever said to you: ‘that’s a lovely white shirt’? Probably not. But you’ll get admiring glances when you wear a floral.  I’d also tell you I’ve never been a follower of fashion, […]

Menswear

The Curtain Emporium

Muddy says: Looking for designer drapes at a fraction of the original price? Come to this beautiful village outside Shipston-on-Stour for nearly-new quality curtains.

Curtains & Blinds

Plume Boutique

Plume Boutique is a premium boutique offering a fresh and inspirational mix of premium international fashion brands regularly featured on the pages of Vogue, Elle and Grazia, and also in the wardrobes of the best dressed. Originally a store, Plume has developed into a private shopping showroom in central Marlow at The Old Barrel Store. […]

Women's Fashion

Turners Sun Rain Snow of Marlow

Muddy says: Look stylish whatever the weather throws at you with the best brands of ski, rain and beachwear from Turners in Marlow

Ski Shop

Biagio the Jeweller

For 25 years, the cognoscenti have been coming to Biagio the Jeweller for something other than the standard high street fare. Founder Biagio Patalano travels the world sourcing individual jewellery designs with exquisite workmanship for our corner of Oxfordshire. Whether you’re after an engagement ring or bridal jewellery, a piece to mark a life-changing event or a gift for your most design-conscious friend, step into a world of Italian luxury in Bicester and Thame, or visit us online...

Jewellery

Dresses Come True

Dresses Come True opened in Great Missenden High Street in May 2016 and started out as the idea that buying the dress should be as much fun as wearing the dress! Every woman wants to find that perfect dress whatever the occasion and we are here to make sure that your ‘Dress Comes True’. We […]

Women's Fashion

Secret Messages Interiors

Secret Messages Interiors is a Buckingham based, Independent and award winning Interiors Company with a difference. Founded by Chris Sanderson, the business is run by the energetic team that is Chris and Rob Sanderson. With a passion for furniture, home staging and all things interior design Chris has created a unique and quirky shop covering […]

Homeware

FROM

Muddy says: A truly local shop that only features work by artists from Bucks & Oxon.

Gifts

Home icon Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Bucks & Oxon