Thursday, 30 December 2010

New year, new opportunities

After another fantastic year, our store team is expanding!

We've got opportunities across the team, from part-time positions all the way up to managerial roles.

We take a lot of pride in what we do at Albam, so retail and customer service experience is essential; as is an enthusiasm for our belief in Modern Crafted Clothing.

So if you've like what we do and you're interested in joining the Albam family, send your CV and covering letter to dh @

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Blog coverage

A couple of great features on Albam online today - one from an established favourite (Lineage of Influence) and one from a promising newcomer (The Gospel).

Obviously we're a bit biased, but we found both well worth a read!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Christmas Orders

Another quick heads up with regards to Christmas orders - as per our mailer, the last date for Christmas delivery will be 14:00 on Wednesday 22nd December.  Please note, this is via the 'next day courier' option, rather than standard (Royal Mail) delivery.

This will also be the last available time to order via 'collect from store': our Mail Order team will be off from this time, so unfortunately we will be unable to process your order.  Please also note that if you have ordered via this method you must wait until you have received a conformation email before your order will be available from your selected store. 

But in the meantime -for let's face it, this is still prime pressie-buying time- happy shopping!  

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Now online: Two Button SB Blazer

We've had the Two Button SB Blazer in store for a week now, and it's already proving hugely popular.  It's now available online here.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Albam on Facebook

We've put a lot more emphasis on our Facebook page recently, and we're finding its a fantastic way of staying in touch with everyone.

From now on we'll be regularly updating on new and incoming styles, as well as answering any customer queries. It's also a good way for us to get a bit of feedback on how you all think we're doing: loving your Trail Parka, but not sure how to re-wax it? Want more colours in the Shetland Knit? Let us know! Our customers' opinions are hugely important to us, and while we might not manage to get back to every question, every one helps shape our future styles.

So if you want to get in touch, or simply want to stay in the Albam loop, join us here.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Late-Night Thursdays at Upper Street

Our Upper Street store is getting firmly into the Christmas spirit: we'll be opening late (until 8pm) on Thursdays from now until Christmas, and tomorrow night along with some of our Upper Street neighbours we'll be having drinks in-store.

We've had some cracking knitted hats and scarves in recently, so if you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet - or if you haven't checked out the store's recent refit - head to Upper Street before 8pm!

Vote for Albam!

Deep into Autumn Winter, and the brand's going from strength-to-strength. Excitingly, we've been nominated for The Telegraph's 'Best Small Shops in Britain Award'.

If you're a fan of Albam and would like to vote for us, visit The Telegraph's site here.

Thanks, and spread the word!

Monday, 29 November 2010

The Green Soccer Journal

As ever we are on the lookout for great new reading material to while away the dark winter afternoons with a great cup of coffee. Just into the stores we have taken delivery of a new publication: The Green Soccer Journal. Now to people that know me I would much rather be climbing than having much to do with football but this new edition changes that a little bit.

Great photography and short essays on the beautiful game. Worth picking up a copy as these are sure to be snapped up.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010

Albam x Grenson

We've just received the latest style in our collaboration with Grenson. For Autumn Winter we've developed our Gibson weekend shoe, adding a new navy colourway and slightly reworking the construction. We're thrilled with the result.

To ensure the team was up to speed with the intricacies of the crafting process, Joe from Grenson popped into our Beak St store to talk us through exactly how an Albam x Grenson shoe is made. So if you've got any questions about Clickers or Lasts, Burnishing or Goodyear welts, we've got the answers!

The AW10 Gibson will be available in-store from Thursday.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Albam Design day out

In amongst the preparations for the forthcoming busy months, I had the chance to get away midweek with LA and RW to go through where we want to be with our range for the next 12 months. We headed up to the Peak District for a spot of climbing and some inspiration at the focal point for David Mellor's design empire, a spot of lunch and then some drinks to make our plans for raising our game again. 2011 should be a good year.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Red Wings in stores this weekend

There've been a few downpours recently, and just in time our Red Wing delivery's arrived. The boys at Spitalfields are excitedly unpacking it as I type, so they'll be in all three stores by this weekend (online to follow next week).
We're stocking three Red Wing styles (from top): the Round Toe boot, the classic Moc Toe boot and the leather Chukka Boot.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Albam Commercial Street

Andy and his team have been hard at work with their Commercial Street store (known to Albam as Spitz). Winter is gathering pace and the store is cosying up. If you are in the area drop by for a peruse and chat.

Albam out in the Peak District

Having our studio up North has good and less good sides. One of the great things is how close we are to getting outdoors. The weather is turning and on a Sunday getting out into the hills and to a real country pub takes some beating. Steak and ale pie and a Guinness by the fire. It takes some beating!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Canvas totes: new colours

Here's a few snaps from our Nottingham studio of some new Canvas Tote colours due in-store and online soon.