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  • November 24, 2015

    Limited Edition Maggie's Scarf Collection Launch Night at Luxury Boutique Jane Davidson, Edinburgh

    On Thursday November 19, 2015, journalist and television presenter Kirsty Wark, hosted a charity evening at Edinburgh boutique Jane Davidson to launch Begg & Co’s limited edition scarves in aid of Maggie’s Centres. The event was the perfect mix – fun and informative with a spade-full of fashion insiders’ tips.

     

    Maggie's Begg & Co Limited Edition Wispy Collection One of the four limited edition scarves

     

    Kirsty Wark’s Story of Maggie’s & Cold-calling Begg & Co
    As patron of Maggie’s, Kirsty Wark introduced the packed store to the Maggie’s story and the Begg & Co collaboration: “Architect Maggie Keswick Jenks was diagnosed with cancer at the Western General in Edinburgh. When she came out of her diagnosis she was completely banjaxed. She just wanted to somewhere to go and sit down and have a cup of tea, to talk to somebody and there was nowhere. She was standing by a derelict stable block outside the Western General and she said to herself I am going to create a centre right here. In fact it wasn’t ready before she died but she had had this idea of creating a centre for holistic health where people could go after treatment for a cup of tea, advice, Tai Chi or anything at all. So the first centre was born. Twenty years ago I got involved when I was asked to open the centre’s extension just when my father had had lung cancer and then died of a heart attack. It really is the most amazing charity and everybody will know somebody who has been involved with Maggie’s. We are now in every NHS hospital space in Scotland but continue to expand in other ways. It costs £600,000 a year to run a centre and fundraising for running costs is always very hard. We are always trying to think of imaginative ways of trying to engage people and then along comes Begg.
    "Begg & Co just happens to be the best cashmere in the world. I am an Ayrshire girl so always knew about Begg & Co. Two years ago I essentially cold-called Ann Ryley, Begg & Co’s sales director, with this idea and she took it forward and embraced it. She has worked her socks off and now we have four Maggie’s scarves, 100 of each. They are numbered one to 100 and there will be no more.”

    Sarah Murry Owner of Jane Davidson Demonstrating Ways To Tie A Scarf

    Sarah Murray’s Fashion Insider Tips & Her Personal Experience of Maggie’s
    Sarah Murray, owner of Jane Davidson, treated the packed store to a demonstration of how to wear the scarves in various ways this autumn/winter - from simple loops to impressively stylish knots. Sarah, who has personal experience of the Western General’s Maggie’s, also spoke passionately of her times there after diagnosis and successful treatment of breast cancer: "Mine is not a sad story. My cancer was very treatable. The NHS sorted me out physically but Maggie’s sorted me out with the rest. First thing everyone should know about Maggie’s is that it is a really cheery place, very bright and light. I attended relaxation classes to help with the shock of diagnosis. The nutrition course I took helped me navigate through my panic about what I should and shouldn’t eat. In addition, during one month long session of my treatment I used the centre as a safe haven. I would read the paper, have a cup of tea, chat to other centre users or borrow a book from the amazingly extensive cancer library. At low points I would have counselling. The staff at Maggie’s understand cancer both emotionally and physically. They understand the shock, disbelief, anger and grief. By working all of that at Maggie’s I was able to get back to life and I will always be hugely grateful to Maggie’s for enabling me to get back on track."

    Outfit Inspo from Jane Davidson

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    Begg & Co’s Ann Ryley On the Maggie’s Collaboration & The Scarves
    Ann Ryley, sales director at Begg & Co explains the beginnings of this unique tie-up: “After the initial conversation with Kirsty I visited the Maggie’s centre at Gartnaval General Hopsital in Glasgow. I saw firsthand that this was a fabulous charity to be associated with. I also feel Begg & Co share similar values with Maggie’s in terms of quality and design. So what started with the idea of one scarf grew to become a limited line of four. These scarves have been designed by the Begg team, in conjunction with Angela Bell of Queene & Belle and they are inspired by some of the gardens and architecture of the Maggie’s centres across Scotland.”

     

    THE SCARVES ALSO LAUNCH AT FENWICK, BOND ST LONDON, THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015

  • November 16, 2015

    Herald Fashion Awards

    We are so happy to have won The Herald's 'Luxury Online Retailer of the Year' award!!!

  • September 15, 2015

    Art Meets Fashion in NYC

    This autumn, artist José Parlá celebrates his new installation in New York with a unique collaboration with Begg & Co

    Begg & Co's collaboration with artist José Parlá

    The Brooklyn-based artist’s new work ‘Segmented Realities’, which is on view to the public at the Standard Hotel on The High Line, is his first external installation.

    “The title just comes from the idea of this kind of segmented fragment that you experience and you move on, but it lives in your memory. I thought about ephemeral that is, not only the moment, but also the surfaces, but how can you retain that outside of just a photographer, picture or photograph?” says Parlá of the work.

    To mark the occasion he has teamed up with Begg & Co to create an exclusive cashmere scarf that is essentially a wearable piece of art.

    Artist José Parlá's collaboration with Begg & Co

    Images of Parlá’s ‘Habana y Cuarteles, 2015’, which is a brightly coloured work created using a collage of materials, have been transported onto a beautifully soft cashmere scarf by the Begg & Co team. Only 250 ‘Habana y Cuarteles, 2015’ scarves have been made and are available through The Standard Shops.

    The ‘Segmented Realities’ launch in New York saw guests including actor Jason Biggs, model Tali Lennox and André Balazs, CEO of Balazs Properties.

    Ann Ryley, Marketing & Sales Director of Begg & Co, says of the collaboration: “At Begg & Co we are ecstatic to work with José on his project and interpret his work into our finest cashmere scarves.”

    Artist José Parlá's collaboration with Begg & Co

  • October 30, 2014

    Behind The Scenes: The Autumn 14 Shoot

    Kilos of cashmere, models we adored and a fantastic photographer plus a lot of hard work from everyone and we had the perfect formula for our autumn campaign imagery. Angela Bell, our guest stylist and Begg & Co’s consultant designer said of the day: “I loved styling the Begg shoot. It was great to see my vision brought to life.”

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    Credits:
    Photographer- Annie Bundfuss
    Styled by- Angela Bell
    Director  - Ann Ryley
    Model Male- Jacob Young of Select Model Management
    Model Female- Steph Hall of Models 1
    Location- The Lemonade Factory London
    Hair & Make Up- Camilla Hewitt of S Management
    Male Grooming- Shelia Carton

  • October 29, 2014

    Begg & Co Hits Selfridges & Co

    We are pleased to announce that our cashmere scarves are now being stocked by Selfridges & Co.

  • September 16, 2014

    BEGG & CO HITS THE CONRAN SHOP THIS AUTUMN

    Begg & Co is proud to announce that The Conran Shop has handpicked Begg & Co scarves and throws to feature within The Conran Shop’s ‘A Festival of Britain’ for Autumn/Winter 2014.

    Begg & Co’s quintessentially British throws will be a perfect addition to The Conran Shop’s choice of accessories from British brands and designers. The latest collection will be showcased in MaryleboneChelsea and Paris stores and combines elements of British humour, heritage and innovation.

    Begg & Co Wispy scarves will be part of the Best of British gift range, which includes an array of exclusively designed products found across technology, fashion, food, textiles, home decoration, music and sports.

    The Conran Shop is synonymous with iconic design classics so as a luxury Scottish brand Begg & Co that combines heritage and history with a contemporary aesthetic we are thrilled to be part of this showcase of British design” says Ann Ryley, Sales and Marketing Director at Begg & Co.

    A Festival of Britain’ will launch in time for the annual London Design Festival from September 13.

  • September 12, 2014

    DRAPER AWARDS 2014

    Begg & Co shortlisted for Premium Brand of the Year category at the Drapers Awards 2014

    All of us here at Begg & Co are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Premium Brand of the Year category at the Drapers Awards 2014. We are thrilled to have the Begg & Co name held in such high regard alongside the other impressive and established brands on the shortlist. We can’t wait until November 20 and wish everyone in all the categories the best of luck,” Ann Ryley, sales and marketing director, Begg & Co

  • August 1, 2014

    100 Years of E. Marinella

    Image Courtesy of The Rake Online Image Courtesy of The Rake Online

    Begg & Co would like to congratulate our customer E. Marinella Napoli and the Marinella family on their business’s 100-year anniversary. E. Marinella is a Neapolitan institution and one of the most famous tie-makers in the world. The list of customers, past and present, is like a roll call of the great and the good with names including the likes of Aristotle Onassis, John F Kennedy, Giovanni Agnelli, Luca di Montezemolo and Bill Clinton. This anniversary celebrates three generations of the Marinella dynasty and the brand’s impressive heritage, which looks set to grow. E. Marinella continues to thrive under the current direction of Maurizio Marinella. So what started in a small store in Naples in 1914 is now truly an international phenomenon - E. Marinella now has stores in Milan, London, Tokyo, Lugano and Baku.

  • July 21, 2014

    Pop Up Outlet with Edward Green

    Come and visit us between 23rd-27th July for our first Pop Up Outlet with Edward Green  at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.

    We will be offering 60% off our retail price on selected items.

    Opening Times :
    Wednesday - Saturday  12-8pm
    Sunday 12-6pm

    Kishorn Lightweight Cashmere Scarf Dark Olive  On Sale @ The Old Truman Brewery 23rd-27th July. Kishorn Lightweight Cashmere Scarf Dark Olive
    On Sale @ The Old Truman Brewery 23rd-27th July.