Before Christmas I saw a beautiful scarf Alice was selling, sadly I wasn’t able to attend networking for a month because of a busy time at work. On returning in the new year, I was delighted to find that Alice had saved me a scarf! I love it! Soft, warm and beautiful clothes! Thank you so much Alice for remembering, what an amazing lady.

Amy, West Sussex

Being of a certain age means I am also of a certain size, a bit larger than I’d like to be! I really struggle to find fashionable, affordable clothes that I feel flatter my new slightly larger frame…

Well, no more!  Essence of Fashion has an incredible selection of tops, scarves and more! In the last two weeks I’ve purchased 7 tops, and I don’t normally come back from the high street with one! I can’t recommend Alice highly enough!

Georgia, West Sussex

I just wanted to say thank you again for the lovely jewellery I bought for myself and for my daughter today. I always enjoy viewing your latest jewellery, scarves and clothes collections – not only because they are unique but because you always make me feel so welcome. You have a lovely, relaxed environment to browse through things I know I won’t find anywhere else. I’ve already recommended you to friends who have enjoyed buying gifts for themselves and their family & friends and I’m sure that I’ll be popping in again soon!”

Carrie, West Sussex

“I love to browse through the collections at my leisure, there is no pressure to buy, but I usually come out with a couple of tops!!!  Her clothes always fit well and I love the material and different styles, that you would not get in the shops.  Over the years I have bought a lot of classic tops, which I still wear now, as they never date!!!

I have also bought some really nice scarfs and bags and Alice always seems to know what will suit me!!! I prefer this way of shopping, relaxed and plenty of time to chat and choose clothes, while having a cup of tea and homemade cake!!!

One of the best buys was my handbag to handbag organiser, fantastic idea, when I am always changing my handbags, to suit the outfit!!!

I will continue to pop round to Essence of Fashion and a chat with the lovely Alice!”

Jo, West Sussex

“I met Alice at the launch of 4Networking Horsham and immediately thought “What a fabulous business”.

Being self employed, I don’t get much time to shop and in fact gone were the days when shopping was a pleasurable experience – instead it felt like a chore! Not anymore…..thanks to 4Networking I found Alice!

I went to see her after the Horsham meeting and spent two hours drinking tea, eating nibbles, trying on clothes, belts and shoes in privacy while she simply handed things to me. The whole experience was relaxed and fun and I felt absolutely no pressure to buy anything – but I did! I bought some lovely pieces including a rain coat I would never have even picked up in a shop! I was amazed how reasonably priced everything was and really looks forward to shopping at Chez Alice again in the future!”

T. Garrie

“Over a few years I have bought many pieces from Alice at Essence of Fashion – gorgeous handbags in all manner of styles and colours, costume jewellery you just can’t get in the shops and some fabulous tops and jackets.

Alice is a truly great person with an eye for eclectic, fashionable and well priced fashion.

She deserves to do well and I for one would be really gutted (great word for a writer!) if she stopped – Fabulous.”

Dee Blick

“I would thoroughly recommend paying a visit to see Alice to view her collections of stylish clothes, bags and accessories. The work Alice does for charity is amazing and her Fashion Shows are great fun.

She is extremely welcoming and a fantastic person and although we met via networking, she has become a lovely friend.”

J. Maxted

“I met Alice at Holbrook School Fair 6 years ago and have not stopped going to see her since.

The clothes, jewellery, bags and scarves are just fantastic, reasonably priced and you cannot find them anywhere else

I can go round any time I like and can order things that I like. The fashion shows are out of this world and I will still keep going back again and again in the future.”

P. Barnes

“Visiting Alice at The Essence is one of the most delightful experiences when searching for that extra special garment, bag or jewellery for personal use or as presents. Minimum of fuss a a welcoming drink to help you browse through the clothes and accessories with no pressure to buy and complete privacy when trying on.“


Just a quick note to let you know that all my new clothes had a wonderful time in Isle of Wight at the weekend!!    They are all just perfect and I got lots of compliments.

Thank you so much for being my perfect personal shopper!!