We know and understand it’s not the easiest of times for any of us, particularly the older and more vulnerable members of our community. To make things a little easier and to keep up with events, (our daughter ‘Hope’ turned 18 on Monday 23 March and we too had to change our own plans of course, with family and friends) we are offering a FREE NON-CONTACT DELIVERY to ST7 residents of our entire range of gifts, cards, handbags, jewellery and interior styling – all unique and all exclusive to us here at H.O.P.E, applicable on all purchases of £15 and above.

Sending love and health to our wonderful customers, new and old, throughout South Cheshire and North Staffordshire.


And relax…… we’ve had a very exciting month! After chancing across our most beautiful listed building in December, whilst attending one of our many frost fairs, we have finally opened our new store in Leek.  Known locally as ‘The Queen of the Moorlands’ Leek is the prettiest town with a thriving market, artisan shops and is absolutely bursting with independent retailers.  It wasn’t a difficult decision to settle here. The  #totallylocallyleek market is held on the first Sunday of the month and it is inspiring to see so many local traders selling their wares.    The #foxloweartscentre (one of our neighbours) is also open on market days, with its coffee shop and the #foxandcrow gallery.  If you haven’t visited Leek recently, it’s well worth a visit to the town… do pop in to see us, we love a good chinwag!


2020 – how quick has that come around?? It seems like only yesterday we were all worrying about the Millennium Virus!

Well it’s here and January is as busy as busy can be with so much going on! This year Burns Night and Chinese New Year both happen on the same night, 25th January – oh what a party that will be.  Naturally, we have costumes for both occasions. For Burns Night we have kilts aplenty http://www.hoperetail.co.uk/?s=scotland and for Chinese New Year (2020 is The Year of the Rat) how about a little sashay to China town in one of these http://www.hoperetail.co.uk/?s=chinese

Can’t wait to see you very soon, until then Happy New Year 2020, or should we say Gong Xi Fa Cai….. 


There are only 47 days until Christmas, and if you’re anything like us, we are only just starting to think about all the preparations.  Shopping, cooking, parties, kids Nativity plays, etc., etc.  What we all need is our own helpful army of Elves to help us make our family Christmas dreams come true.  Well whether you’re on the naughty or nice list, we can help.  H.O.P.E have a fabulous new collection of gifts which we’ll be launching at all the wonderful Christmas and Artisan markets we are booked into, starting with Nantwich Christmas Lights Market next Friday 15th November 12-7.30 and again on Saturday 16th in Nantwich 9-4.

If it’s our costumes you’re interested in, all our Nativity costumes are now half price, making way for new stock all round.  The wonderful heavily quilted Silver Shining Star (as seen in The Nativity movies with Mr Poppy) is now only £9.99 and is great fun for the kids all year round too.  From our enormously cute furry snowman with oversized head and carrot nose (only £39.99) to our Christmas Pudding, we have the perfect costume! Have a little browse of the site, or why not call us if you can’t find what you’re looking for, not everything is online… can’t wait to hear from you.


Have you seen a sweeter pumpkin? With orange and white lollipops making up the “hair,” most of the design is done. It’s minimal carving and maximal fun.

Got your costume sorted yet?  We’ve got some amazing bargains in our ex hire listings over on the Fancy Dress – Halloween page and tons more ‘off the shelf costumes’ in stock at heavily discounted prices, which haven’t made it onto our website just yet – give us a bell and give us a try – we love a challenge 01270 258729.

23-08-2019  TODAY’S THE DAY!!

What day I hear you cry? Well it’s only bloomin’ National Ride the Wind Day – who’d have thunk it?? Us, that’s who!!

What a day to let your imagination run wild – how will you ride the wind? Well Superman is the obvious one or how about Mary Poppins http://www.hoperetail.co.uk/?s=mary+poppins or better still dress the kids as a ladybird and see how much fun they can have riding the wind http://www.hoperetail.co.uk/?s=bird.

We have so many costumes we are sure to have one that will help you take flight this bank holiday weekend – just don’t fly too close to the sun – it didn’t end well for the last one who tried that! http://www.hoperetail.co.uk/fancy-dress/

Fancy Dress by Fancy-Pants.co.uk – H.O.P.E

Fancy having the mother of all dressing up boxes? We are now selling our entire stock of costumes online and we are sure we have the right costume for your party or event.