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Are you the Elsie’s Attic’s Next Top Model?!

We are on the hunt for more fabulous, relatable models to join our team! Fancy joining us? Then have a read and get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! 

It does not matter what age, size, height etc you are but you do need to be local to us in South Leicestershire, Cosby to be precise,or at least able to get to us once or twice a month.

You do need to be . . .
*Comfortable in front of a camera
* Happy to appear live on our social media channels
*Happy and smiley
* A fan of the Attic and what we do . . . 😘

So what’s involved . . .
We will hold shoots, mostly on Saturdays, on a regular basis. and you will be invited to come and hangout with us at our new base, ‘down on the farm’. We have a mini photo studio where we will shoot latest arrivals. There will also be occasional photo shoots to get involved with.  In return you will receive free/discounted items and expenses.

If you think this could be you then please email us at Please include a bit of info about yourself and two recent photos of yourself, at least one full length photo – we can’t consider any applicants without a recent full length photo. Please note we can only accept applications via email not Facebook etc.

What are you waiting for!

Excited to hear from you! Much Love EA Amanda x
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Snuggle up and check out December’s Book Club choice

So, it goes without saying that December is a super busy time in the Attic so the vote for this month’s choice was pretty quick! Annnnd, the winner is . . .

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas – Adam Kay. By all accounts an excellent read. Quite a short read which might not be a bad idea as we are all super busy getting Christmas ready and quaffing prosecco!  If you aren’t already in the club, join up here

Personally I am also going to read the Dark Side of the Book Club too (one of the other choices we voted on!) Happy reading amazing ladies!

Much love EA Amanda xxx

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Hands up who wants to join Team Attic?!

After five glorious years in Nottingham, Elsie’s Attic has moved back south! We have landed back home in Cosby, sunny South Leicestershire.

We are now on the hunt for new, amazing staff to join our team.  We are a small, friendly team, looking for an outstanding individual to come and work with us down on the farm at the new Attic in Armston Farm, Cosby and keep the magic alive!

About You . . .

Do you have a passion for fashion? Oodles of drive & enthusiasm? Attention to detail? Do you know who is who on Instagram world of Mummy fashion? Do you love folders and post it notes? Can you wrap a mean parcel? Do you have a passion for high levels of customer satisfaction?  Are you a good all rounder, not afraid to get stuck in and love working as part of a team. Would you cope if you broke a nail shifting some boxes? Can you make a decent cup of coffee? Do you promise to indulge in cake on full fat Friday in the office? If you can honestly answer yes to all of these then we’d love to hear from you!

About The Role . . . 

We are not your typical company and these new roles will offer the opportunity to work on all aspects of our business from the initial customer contact through to the goods leaving the Attic to happy customers.  We are a small company we believe that we should all be prepared to get stuck in to ensure we can deliver the best possible products in the best possible way for our customers and provide the best service. And by we, that includes us, Amanda & Steve the Founders and CEOs.

As a busy team member you would join us in doing the following: –

Download orders from our website for processing

Pick and pack orders for customers and send them off with love

Unpack incoming deliveries and put away stock in the Attic

Process customer returns and represent stock for sale

Answer messages and phone calls from our wonderful customers

Add content to social media

Liaise with models and help organise photo shoots

Participate in regular team meetings and one to one development meetings

and much more!

What we can give you . . . 

Starting salary circa £18 000 – £20 000 depending on skills and experience with six monthly reviews and the opportunity to progress if you can really work hard and knock our socks off!

Company pension

A generous staff perks package

The position is Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4.30pm.

PS – you must love dogs as the Attic dogs are established members of the team and often hang out with us.

To apply please email with a covering letter and CV. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.

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November Book Club Vote is On!

Each month we will put forward 4-5 books for the club to vote on but we need to get a wriggle on to get a read in for September so this time we have chosen them to get us started!  We have picked five books to fit in with the following genres; Autobiography, non-fiction, fiction, Member’s Choice and a classic must read.    A vote has now gone up on the book club page for you to choose.

The books to vote on are . . .

First Man in – Ant Middleton

OK, so maybe not an obvious choice but after hearing Ant Middleton talking about his life and this book, it has us intrigued and it’s a Sunday Time Bestseller . . .  No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.

Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

To survive the grueling selection process to become a member of the elite you need toughness, aggression, meticulous attention to detail and unrelenting self-discipline, all traits that make for the best leaders.

In this fascinating, exhilarating and revealing book, Ant speaks about the highs and gut-wrenching lows of his life – from the thrill of passing Special Forces Selection to dealing with the early death of his father and ending up in prison on leaving the military – and draws valuable lessons that we can all use in our daily lives.


Sara Payne, A Mother’s Story – Sara Payne

‘Thank God we have found her.’ Sara Payne’s words as she announced that the body of her daughter – snatched and murdered by paedophile, Roy Whiting – had finally been found.

In this memoir, Sara tells her personal story. She describes the numbness as she waited for seventeen days, desperate to hear news of her missing daughter, and the terrible moment when her worst fears became reality. She explains how her family tried to cope with their grief and the stress placed upon them by the media campaign for Sarah’s Law. As the family tried to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of tragedy, they found that each reminded the other of the child they had lost. Guilt and anger pushed Sarah’s marriage into a spiral of alcohol abuse and violence.
This is the ultimate story of a family’s journey through hell, but Sara’s strength is an inspiration as, despite everything, she and her family slowly found a way to go on.



Once Upon a River – Diane Setterfield

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed.

Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? And to whom does she belong? But answers proliferate nonetheless.

Three families are keen to claim her. A wealthy young mother knows the girl is her kidnapped daughter, missing for two years. A farming family reeling from the discovery of their son’s secret liaison, stand ready to welcome their granddaughter. The parson’s housekeeper, humble and isolated, sees in the child the image of her younger sister. But the return of a lost child is not without complications and no matter how heartbreaking the past losses, no matter how precious the child herself, this girl cannot be everyone’s. Each family has mysteries of its own, and many secrets must be revealed before the girl’s identity can be known.

Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, the beginning of this novel will sweep you away on a powerful current of storytelling, transporting you through worlds both real and imagined, to the triumphant conclusion whose depths will continue to give up their treasures long after the last page is turned.


Rebecca – Daphne De Maurier  

Such a classic book, we just had to include this one. Having seen the book brought to life in the classic Hitchcock film, getting lost in the pages of this book would be a real treat.  On a trip to the South of France, the shy heroine of Rebecca falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower. Although his proposal comes as a surprise, she happily agrees to marry him. But as they arrive at her husband’s home, Manderley, a change comes over Maxim, and the young bride is filled with dread. Friendless in the isolated mansion, she realises that she barely knows him. In every corner of every room is the phantom of his beautiful first wife, Rebecca, and the new Mrs de Winter walks in her shadow.





Daisy Jones and the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

So this book was suggested bu quite a few Book Club members over the past few weeks and it has rave reviews from the likes of Fearne Cotton so that had us intrigued . . .

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

To vote on this month’s choice head on over to the Facebook page and cast your photo. Voting closes 12 midnight Wednesday 31st October and we will announce the choice the next day! 

See you there! Much love Amanda xx



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Calling all Bookworms . . .

Elsie’s Attic Book Club is an amazing online group where fabulous women can bond and support each other over their love of books. We will have monthly reads, discussions, book reviews, author Q&As, book shelfies and exclusive discounts for our members

Each month we will choose four to five books for book club members to then vote on to be read of the month.  We will try and pick at least one book from the following categories:-

  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Autobiography
  • A classic ( we’re not talking about the Greeks & Romans here, just books we all think everyone should read as they are so blummin good!)
  • The members’ choice – Every month we will ask for suggestions from our members and then add the most popular to the vote too!

We have also just launched our amazing Book Lovers Collection featuring literary inspired tees and sweatshirts, mugs, tote bags and more! Total must haves for all book worms.  Members of our book club will receive exclusive early bird sneak peeps and discounts on the collection.






If this sounds like your cup of tea then head on over to the book club Facebook page and join up – we are all dying to meet you!

Big love, Team Attic xx

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Netball Sponsorship Finalists! The Vote is ON!!

So, hopefully you have seen the competition we have been running on our Facebook page for netball sponsorship.

We have been totally blown away with the response, 100s of teams have entered (and to think we said we would be happy with 50 when we started!) and it has been an honour to go through all the applications, some truly inspiration women out there!  So the whole of Team Attic sat down to go through the applications but we genuinely did struggle to pick just one so we thought, why not put it to the public vote!!  You can cast your vote on our Facebook page until midnight Sunday 23rd June (only votes cast this way will count) and the winner will be announced soon after – depending on how many we have to count!

Before we tell you more about the finalists, here’s a little reminder of what is on offer for the winning team . . .

  • Sponsored shirts/dresses
  • Tickets to the netball world cup this coming July
  • Exclusive Elsie’s Attic discount codes
  • Regular features on our social media and website!
  • The chance to take part in a team photo shoot

So who are our finalists, well we wanted to choose teams that encapsulate what Elsie’s Attic as a brand is about and we think with these epic, dynamic, strong and inspirational teams, we have done just that!  In alphabetical order, the finalists, in their own words, are  . . .

Arden Forest

We are Arden Forest Netball Team which started out as a group of mums from the school playground

We’ve been going for the last 5 years and train every Thursday evening. We’ve worked our way up from the bottom of the league to this year winning our division and therefore moving up to a higher division next season.

Our dedication, commitment, personalities, and not only how we work together as a team on the pitch but off the pitch also, has seen us recruit new players from much higher divisions. Go us!!

We hold an annual quiz night, which has become very popular year on year, enabling us to purchase essential equipment needed.  It’s seen our children come together, wanting to play the game too, which is just awesome.

For most of us it’s changed our lives, in one way or another. It’s gained strong friendships, seen some lose weight, have lots more energy, and for some it’s helped with their own mental health including post natal depression. As a group of mums it has made us all feel valued and most importantly we have found ourselves as individuals again.

To vote for Arden Forest, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Arden Forest’.


Baby Catchers

We are a group of midwives called ‘the baby catchers’ we have recently set up training for all health care professionals to get together and de-stress from work. We currently have about 25 members, some honorary midwives too! We meet Mondays to play netball, our coach Penny is a retired teacher who has played Netball for over 30 years, in her 70’s forced to retire due to her arthritic hands.

We are hoping to expand our training across our hospital as this group of women love playing and feel its made a massive difference to our working lives as well as our personal lives!  We are mainly midwives who all work in different areas of the hospital, playing Netball has brought us together as a team.
We have one netball, its pink and a set of 2 bibs, bought from our personal finances, we have a logo that a kind graphic designer did for us for free, we hope to get dresses soon to look the part when we play!
Our team was recently mentioned on the BBC netball channel for our team name, we are very proud of our team and love how our team has been brought together.

To vote for Baby Catchers, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Baby Catchers’.


Brize Jets

Brize Jets netball squad  are part of Brize NC, a very small club made up of three senior teams and a junior set up. The Jets currently play in the South Region Div 2, having just been demoted from Div 1 !  The squad is made up primarily of serving RAF personnel and dependents and the club has been running since the Manager’s mum, formally an RAF PTI, set it up as an ‘RAF BRIZE WIVES’ club back in 1978!

We currently have zero funding or sponsorship and haven’t for many years. We buy our own kit, pay big club fees to cover our expenses and also cover travel costs which can see us drive 200 mile round trips for a match….not to mention return flights to Guernsey!!

We are a fun, lively and energetic bunch of girls, many of us juggling jobs and young families whilst our husbands are away for weeks/months at a time! There is no better way to pass the weeks until their return than taking to the court and playing the sport we love, with friends we have made for life!! We are each other’s BEST supporters!!

To vote for Brize Jets, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Brize Jets’.




We are a group of 40 years plus friends that have been playing together for 10 years plus now, we play in the Sandwich & Dover leagues in Kent, we are as strong as family & when we win we win together and when we lose we lose together! We go out to have fun and enjoy but we ultimately do like to WIN! We have won in both leagues before and haven’t been out of the top 3 for the past 5 years! We have been through weddings & losses of loved ones and IVF journeys and breast cancer and nothing has ever broken us! We would absolutely love to be sponsored by you! 

To vote for Reevos, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Reevos’.


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Doing More to Save the Planet!

So if you have placed an order with us recently you might have noticed something different . . .  we have started to send out a lot of our orders wrapped in tissue paper.  Not only does it look and feel a lot nicer, it’s all part of our efforts to stop using single use plastics.  Hopefully our long term followers will know we are a vegan fashion brand and that we don’t sell any animal products but obviously, we care about the wider environment too.  We are constantly looking for ways to do more as it really is something we are passionate about.

We are now working towards eliminating all single use plastic from our warehouse.  Currently, we recycle 100% of the plastic that comes through our warehouse but unfortunately, when the garment and mailing bags land with you amazing people, they aren’t usually recyclable in a domestic setting.  So, we are now replacing all of our plastic garment bags with tissue paper!  We have been trialing this for the last few weeks and it seems to work really well, we haven’t had any negative feed back and it seems to stand up to the rigors of going through the mailing system.

We still have some suppliers that send items to us in plastic garment bags, so we have decided to still send those out. It doesn’t really make sense, from a waste point of view, to to unpackage and repackage them.  Rest assured though, we are constantly talking to our suppliers about ways these can be eliminated too!

Next step for us will be to swap our mailing bags. We are looking at lots of options that can be recycled, biodegrade, made from paper and so on.  If you know of any ace companies that can help then please let us know.  If you have any feedback on what we are doing, we’d also love to hear from you.  Pop us a line at

Much love Team Attic xx

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All the Pregnant Ladies!!

So, we all know how super amazing our slouch trousers are and quite frankly, we don’t know how we ever lived without ours . . .  so we thought we would road test them on some of our gorgeous pregnant followers!!  We put a shout out for ladies to road test them for us in return for an honest opinion and a few snaps of the trousers and bumps in action.

I think it’s fair to say that a re a raving success and can definitely be a staple of any maternity wardrobe! Here’s what the beautiful ladies had to say . . .

Faye – 30 weeks pregnant

Size 14 pre-pregnancy – wearing the size 14 – 18 trousers

OMG thank you so much for the trousers they are AMAZING! So I’m 30 weeks to the day and they fit like an absolute dream and are SO COMFY! they sit really neatly on my bump to, not to low and not to high which is perfect.  As I’m quite far gone now I usually seem to have a nightmare finding pants that sit right but these are just absolute spot on!
Again thank you so so much! I will definitely be grabbing a few more pairs of these off you






Natalie – 38 weeks pregnant (eeek!)

Natalie was a size 14-16 pre-pregnancy and wears the size 14-18

I’ve found them really comfy, wore them out shopping for a whole day and they were great. They fit comfortably over my bump now, but I think they’ll be great while I’m losing the baby weight too- I know I’m going to want to be super comfy- but still look like I’ve made an effort!





Jordan – 34 weeks pregnant

Size 6 pre-pregnancy and wearing the size 6 – 12 trousers. Jordan describes herself as now a size 8 all over with a big bump!

The sun has just started to make an appearance in Northern Ireland and at 34 weeks pregnant that’s not something I’m very pleased about! The heat has made my calves join seamlessly with my, now, extremely chunky, balloon like ankles and I’m struggling to find anything comfortable to wear! So, I was super excited when I received these star print slouch trousers! They are so so soft and comfortable! I wore these to work all day and didn’t want to take them off when I got home so lounged about in them all evening too. You could wear them up over the bump if you were wearing a loose fitting top to hide the thick-ish waist band but I chose to roll mine down once, so they sat comfortably under the bump. There’s a draw string waistband which means you can adjust if needs be, but they didn’t budge or fall down all day. They were also the perfect weight! I think I was expecting them to be thicker because of the denim look but they are lovely, light and airy. Just what’s needed right now! While they fitted perfectly, they were roomy and had a good bit of stretch to them too so I can see them fitting a wide range of shapes and sizes beautifully. There are currently two other pregnant girls in my office and they were both super jealous of me boasting about how comfortable I was all day! They now want a pair! Them and about three other none pregnant colleagues! Safe to say they went down a treat! Would recommend for pregnant ladies and non-pregnant ladies alike! ‘

Amy 19 weeks Pregnant
Amy was a size 12 pre-pregnancy and wears the size 6 – 12 trousers. Here’s what Amy had to say . . .
The trousers are really comfy, I’m 19 weeks and they will fit me for a good while yet, and will be good for after I’ve had the baby, and knowing I’ve not spend a fortune on maternity clothes is a bonus as these will easily be worn after baby not just packed away and forgotten about like with normal maternity wear.
What I love is that they can be dressed up as they look smart or can be worn for lounging but In no way do I feel uncomfortable.  I’d possibly size up towards the end of my pregnancy  but for now they are great and I’ll be ordering another pair.  It was nice to do the school run wearing a more stylish pair of trousers rather than leggings or standard joggers.

Holly – 24 weeks pregnant

Holly was a size 14 per pregnancy and is wearing the size 14-18 trousers.

I received my new trousers this morning. They are glorious. Very roomy, i went for my yoga in them.
They look glamorous and i know there will be plenty of room for my wee bump to grow as i am only just starting to show.  The lining is wonderful, very airy and will be a god send come summer time and being a sweaty preggy lady!







So, it seems fair to say that mums and bumps give the trousers a massive thumbs up.  If you are unsure on which size to wear, go for your usual size unless you are a size 12 then if you have a big bump maybe think about going up a size!  See all the slouch trousers here.

We look forward to seeing the bumps as babies!! Thanks ladies!

All the loves – Amanda xx

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Cruelty Free Fashion Here at Elsie’s Attic

We are bringing this post back from the archives as we think it is important to have a reminder at this time of year when fashion is getting snuggly, all the high street stores and boutiques are pushing faux fur . . .  or so you think. . .   Have a read to find out why we are cruelty free and how we working to be as ethical as business as we can . . .

We are so pleased to tell you all that Elsie’s Attic is cruelty free! . . . well . .  we have never been not cruelty free, but read on and it will become clear!

Steve (Mr Attic) and I are passionate about animals and are whole family, are either strict vegetarians or vegan! So, we thought it was only right that our business followed suit.  We have never sold leather and would never, ever, ever go near fur.  However, we were hearing more and more about major, high street brands being caught out in selling items that they genuinely believed to be fake fur that in fact contain fur from real living animals such as fox, racoon and even cat!

So, we decided to have a look at a scarf we had bought from one of our suppliers as we all felt the faux fur was not so faux! We had spoken with our supplier who assured us it was NOT real fur, as that was what they had been told when they also queried it with the manufacturer.  So, we decided to cut one open and have a look . . .  as you can see from the pictures – this is REAL fur not faux.  I’m sure most of you can imagine how upset we were! So, we realised the only way to be real fur free is to be totally fur free – so from now on we will no longer stock any faux fur items either!

In terms of the scarves we had with fur pom poms – one brave member of staff cut all of the pom poms off and we then donated the fur free scarves to our local horse sanctuary, Pablos, for them to sell on their charity stall . . . at least this way some good can come of it.

We thought you might also be interested to know we donate set amounts every month from our profits to four animal charities,The Dogs Trust, Pablos Horse Sanctuary, Hillside Animal Sanctuary, and Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre.  We also donate some of our old stock to a homeless charity in Nottingham, Base 51 and we are actively looking for more local charities to support too. We are also just about to start working with the charity Sharewear in Nottingham too!

We have also decided that from 2019 we will not be selling products with wool in them.  Opinions are very divided on wool as some feel it is ncecessary for the sheeps’ welfare.  While this might be true, having witnessed scenes of sheep being sheared including here in the UK, it’s not something we feel comfortable supporting and being a part of.

Our next mission is plastic reduction! In the new year we will be eliminating all platic garment and postal bags from our warehouse in our drive to go plastic free! Watch this space! #fortheanimals

Much love Amanda and the rest of Team Attic xx

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Calling all Selfie Queens!

?? We are on the hunt for more fabulous brand reps to join our team! Fancy joining us? Then have a read and get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! ??
Are you . . .
✔️ The queen of selfies
✔️ Happy and confident . . . then read on
So what’s involved . . .
You will come and hang out with us in the Attic and take selfies in our little studio. There will also be occasional photo shoots to get involved with. We pay you for your time and we give you a discount code too!
You will need to live near to us either in SOUTH NOTTS OR LEICSTERSHIRE (near our new base there) as you will need to come in once or twice a week when as we need you.
Sound like something you want to get involved with, then please send us an email – you MUST include two recent photos of yourself, ideally one selfie and tell us a little bit about yourself. Pop us a line at
Excited to hear from you! Much Love EA Amanda x