11 March 2014


Treat Your Mum!

3 March 2014

Mothers Day approaches and we have some gorgeous but practical gift ideas which your Mum will love.  These striking socks are perfect for Mum’s and make a lovely, British made, natural and long lasting gift.

Exmoor Wool (top image)

Icelandic Merino (bottom image)



Beautiful Berets

18 February 2014

A perfect trans-seasonal accessory, these gorgeous berets are soft, stylish and warm. Hand knitted in North Yorkshire from a  luxurious blend of 65% pure wool, 25% super kid mohair and 10% silk, they come in a range of beautiful colours.  £49 .


Handcrafted Olive Wood Collection

11 February 2014

Beautiful collection of handmade olive wood products now available made from olive trees that have ceased to produce fruit and are over two hundred years old, making them an ethical source of wood. Handcrafted in Andalucia these products are each unique due to the individual markings on the olive wood.   Prices start at £10.



28 January 2014

If you want to think practically this Valentines we have a couple practical ideas for gifts that will last..

For the woman (or man!) who likes a practical gift, our cute heart slate coasters are made in Devon from reclaimed Cornish slate and are a chic, ethical and stylish addition to your home.

For the lady in your life, we have some gorgeous socks – alpaca bed socks from Exmoor in pale natural shades or on trend icelandic wool socks. 

slate heart coasters



17 December 2013

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our lovely customers for supporting CocoonU this year and wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas.

Vanessa has decided to consolidate her business online, which has seen huge success this year and will be closing her side of the business at the CocoonU Boutique in Harrogate at the end of the year.  From January 2014 she will be focused on her retail website at, which we will be re-developing in the first part of next year.  The CocoonU brand will embrace some exciting new and beautifully UK handmade, sustainable collections and we will also be developing our unique homeware range, which has proved extremely popular.

We currently have a fabulous sale at the Boutique in Harrogate which will continue until the end of 2013.  A perfect opportunity to purchase some amazing bargains, including one off cashmere jumpers and cardigans not to be found anywhere else.  In the new year you will still be able to purchase our core collections online and if you can’t find your favourite pieces, please contact Vanessa directly and she will help fulfil your requirements.

It has been a roller coaster year, one Vanessa will not forget in a hurry – dealing with cancer treatment, it’s side effects and subsequent surgery, a lively, twinkling 2 year old, a house re-furbishment and a thriving business .  She is still smiling and quite inspirational.

Vanessa and Susan have worked together closely over the last two years with a shared ethos and passion.  The Boutique in Harrogate will remain open @ 5 Montpellier Mews under Susan Gaunt Design, with a wide range of beautiful products, many UK designed and made.

We all look forward to a Happy New Year


Give Organic Indian Sandalwood this Christmas – perfect gifts for men and women

9 December 2013

A fantastic gift for men and women and a top seller from CocoonU Organic; our Indian Sandalwood Bath & Shower gel and matching body lotion has a calming, aromatic fragrance and is packed with natural ingredients and gentle cleansers. £16 from or Harrogate Boutique.


Early pre-Xmas sale at the Harrogate Boutique!

26 November 2013

We are having a pre-Xmas sale at the Boutique only on selected cashmere and Italian handbags.  Bag yourself a bargain or take the opportunity to stock up on gorgeous Christmas presents discounted by at least 30%.

Come and see us at 5 Montpellier Mews, Harrogate, HG1


A CocoonU signature set for Christmas

19 November 2013

This beautiful timeless classic beanie and hat set has been reduced from £135 to £99 for the pre-Christmas period.  Universally flatttering, soft, warm and pretty. Available at the CocoonU Boutique and online 


UK Made Shetland Wool Socks

13 November 2013

More finest quality socks made in Exmoor,  this range for keeping the man foot warm – warmest Shetland everyday socks in size 8 – 10, £12, in a variety of colours. Available @  the CocoonU Boutique or online at


Stunning new handbag collection Made in Britain

5 November 2013

Simply beautiful – our new locally handcrafted eco leather bags and accessories that have been tanned and dyed using plant extracts, without the use of harmful chemicals.  Pure and incredibly soft leather bags or leather and tweed which is made using traditional handloom weaving methods on the edge of Dartmoor.  Available at the CocoonU Boutique and online soon..



Warm, soft, stylish and comfortable – UK made Alpaca day and bed socks

29 October 2013

New in (and perfect timing as temperatures start to drop) we have some delicious Alpaca socks for everyday wear or bedsocks.  Made in Exmoor sourcing raw fibre locally, which is converted using traditional worsted machinery to then create a stunning range of luxury British made unisex socks.

The Bed socks come in coloured or natural shades and are designed for relaxing, snuggling, the perfect bed sock or outdoors tucked in wellies! These lovely socks are loose fitting, sublimely warm and comfortable. 70% UK alpaca / 30% blue faced leicester wool.  £18.

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The Unisex socks are designed for everyday wear.  These lovely socks are lightweight, supremely comfortable and come in a collection of beautiful colours, classic and colourful. 55% UK alpaca / 45% nylon. £16.50.

alpaca dress socks

Only available at our Harrogate Boutique

New blog posts on their way!

CocoonU had an attack of the Electric Gremlins, but now they’ve headed for the hills and the CocoonU Blog is back!

23 October 2013

New Season Italian Collection coming soon…

16 July 2013

Unmissable Handbag sale at the CocoonU Boutique

8 July 2013

We have some fabulous bargains for a short time only at the CocoonU Boutique with a small number of Italian Leather Handbags reduced.

This beautiful Emily full leather shoulder bag made from the softest Italian leather is now£198 reduced from £250. Features a single shoulder strap, which can be adjusted to one long cross body strap.  Large feature-flap closures with a full zip opening, leather lining and leather fringed zip-pull. Internal phone pocket and full length zipped divider.

These stunning 3 M long linen scarves are reduced from £105 to £45 – available in winter white or beige – the perfect cool, chic summer accessory.

Gorgeous Hand Painted Homeware

4 June 2013

Available online we now have a full collection of beautiful hand painted homeware, interior accessories and a garden and pet range available in three styles – Florence, Amalfi and Sienna.

The Homeware is lovingly hand painted and made from eco-friendly terracotta.  Individual pieces, matching sets or mixed and matched – they bring a unique, pretty and chic twist to home dining.

Interior accessories such as striking draught excluders and door stops  are made  in Great Britain and brighten up your home, while outside as we are starting (hopefully) to see signs of summer, we have cool and rustic signs and bird boxes for your garden.

We also have a small number of pieces available at the CocoonU Boutique, 5 Montpellier Mews, Harrogate.

Panama Hats @ The CocoonU Boutique

24 May 3013

Buy an iconic Panama at the CocoonU Boutique, the must have accessory for the summer. Made from the palm Paja Torquilla and handwoven from Equador. The Panama is the classic English solution to sun protection and effortlessly stylish.

The Warwick Bag

23 April 2013

Available online and in the Boutique, perfect for Spring/Summer and made from the softest Italian Leather, The Warwick is practical, stylish and roomy enough for everyday use.  Available in taupe, red, black and chocolate.  £135.


The Florence Dog Bed

2 April 2013

Bedtime luxury for your faithful hounds who can now sleep in style and comfort with our lovely Florence pet bed. Also looks contemporary and stylish in any living space. Machine washable at 40 C. Made in Great Britain.

The finest hair in Harrogate ..!

26 March 2013

Here is our very own lovely Vanessa with her shining (literally) example of the results of using CocoonU Organic shampoo and conditioner.  She has always used her own products and is a great advertisement for CocoonU! Luckily for Ava (now 18 months old) she has inherited her Mum’s fine barnet, so the amount of surfer curls in the Streeton household is growing by the minute :-) .

We are all inspired by the positive and feisty way Vanessa has dealt with cancer treatment over the last 6 months.  Everyone is so pleased to see her back in the Harrogate Boutique and on the mend.

Coming Soon…
Beautiful ethical homeware from duckydora

5 March 2013

We love the cute and stylish homeware at ethical homeware online store – duckydora.  A small range will be available soon at CocoonU, including gorgeous pieces for your furry four legged family members.

Vanessa’s current favourite is this Sienna dog bowl (matching bed available).  Will Jake’s accessory collection soon receive a contemporary upgrade?!

New for Spring – stunning Alpaca Cardigan

26 February 2013

A gorgeous piece, easy to wear, classic daytime glamour, this lovely Alpaca Cardigan is the perfect statement wardrobe essential for Spring.

Available in Charcoal Grey and Oyster. 70% baby alpaca/30% bamboo and available in two sizes: Small/Medium and Medium/Large. £200.

Buy Online or from our Harrogate Boutique.

Natural Luxury from CocoonU Organic

CocoonU Organic collections are natural and luxurious, lovingly handmade in the UK. Bath/body and hair collections made with pure ingredients and heavenly scented with natural, aromatic fragrances. Treat yourself or a fab Valentine’s gift (for fellas too)

A heart for Valentines

28 January 2012

We have a heart for everyone at CocoonU – practical, decorative or just plain beautiful they are all made with love, skill and pride and sourced in the UK.

Cashmere Hearts – handcrafted in Yorkshire  £20.00 each

Wooden Hearts – handcrafted in Yorkshire   £3.50 each

Leather Hearts – individual pieces or keyrings   £19.99 each

As a luxurious alternative buy a pair of softest cashmere socks, available for men and women online or our Harrogate Boutique

Unique leather accessories from Jacqueline Headlam

21 January 2013

Jacqueline Headlam designs are beautiful, unique and hand made in the UK.  Her artisan made limited edition collection of bags and accessories are simply stunning.

We love these cuffs, individual and so stylish.  Now available to buy at the CocoonU Boutique, 5 Montpellier Mews, Harrogate.  £82.50 to £92.50.

Cashmere – your best friend in snowy weather

22 January 2013

We are of course biased here at CocoonU, but there is no doubt that during a snow bound, freezing and dark January, (in lieu of a week in the Maldives) cashmere is your soft, warm and luxurious best friend, whether out and about or snuggling at home with someone equally soft, warm and luxurious :-) .

Lucky enough to possess one of our multi-coloured cashmere throws, it is always with me in the car in this kind of weather and proved invaluable one snowy night a couple of years ago when a flat battery left me stranded!  I have also acquired a lush, oversized, cabled cashmere sweater from our beautiful (currently on sale) Italian collection of classic pieces, which simply radiates instant heat as soon as it is put on and of course looks gorgeous.  The multitude of cashmere scarves and cashmere socks we sold over the Christmas period will be well loved by their new owners and remain beautiful for years to come.

Looked after properly, cashmere will last a lifetime and makes a wonderful investment.  Come and try on at the CocoonU Boutique, 5 Montpellier Mews Harrogate or browse online.


Off Ski-ing?

15 January 2013

If you are heading for the ski resorts to partake in some serious ski or snowboarding action, down large mountains or cross country like a (frankly bonkers if you ask me) friend of mine, then think a little laterally when choosing your ski-wear. Whether out in the sun and snow or slumping rosy cheeked apres ski, take along a little piece of cashmere oralpaca to keep you snug and looking cute.

These long alpaca socks have proved very popular with our customers post Xmas. Perfect for ski-ing.  Lovely for keeping legs really warm and cozy, with a stretchy fit and supporting arch band to prevent socks slipping inside boots. Make fabulous bedsocks too.  £32 from our Harrogate Boutique or buy online.


‘Gone Showrooming’ in Sunday Times Style Magazine 6 January 2013

8 January 2013

Last Sunday’s Times Style Magazine featured the following article on Spring trends which we thought was worth a mention..

Gone Showrooming..

Shops used to be for shopping in.  Not any more.  Increasingly, we are using the bricks and mortar stores as showrooms.  We pop in, browse and get inspiration and advice from the shop assistants, but when it comes to actually buying, we are doing it online either in the store on a helpfully provided Ipad or when we get home and we’ve shopped around for the cheapest deal.

CocoonU offer both these options at our niche Boutique in Harrogate and our website – shoppers visiting us often go home and purchase later via the website where we sell many of the pieces available at the Boutique, enabling customers to see our products and buy later.

Cashmere on sale only @ our Harrogate Boutique

8 January 2013

Our lovely Italian designed cashmere collection is reduced by £10 to £75 per piece. Beautiful cashmere sweaters and cardigans in classic dark grey, light grey and black.

Grab yourself a bargain – only available at our Harrogate Boutique

Happy Christmas & a peaceful New Year from CocoonU

17 December 2012

Santas elves are packing and sending until all hours at the CocoonU Christmas grotto!  Thank you for all your custom this year and we look forward to seeing you in 2013.

Wishing you a wonderful festive season from all at CocoonU

Stunning Italian Leather Briefcase now available in Matt Tan and Chocolate Brown

11 December 2012

Beautifully designed with a detachable leather strap. Two large sections with two pockets underneath flap and external rear zip pocket, this briefcase has been one of our best sellers and now just in time for Christmas we have two new colours as shown below.

This is a stunning piece and although ostensibly a briefcase/laptop bag, it can be used as an extremely stylish everyday bag, if you require something roomy and practical that looks amazing. Full grain leather.

Each piece is bespoke and leather grain can vary.  Available to purchase online.


Beautiful Simone Micallef Wishbone Rings
- only available @ the CocoonU Boutique

10 December 2012

Unique, stunning wishbone rings

These gorgeous, chunky, statement rings are handmade with solid silver by Simone Micallef. The quality of workmanship and design creates a truly individual piece made to last a lifetime. Size can be adjusted.

Simone’s work brings out the natural beauty of carefully selected metal and stones. Her designs are striking, bold and individual.

A unique and special gift.  £220.  Available from the CocoonU Boutique in Plain Silver, Amethyst, Citrine and Peridot.

A beautiful, classic Italian Bag for Christmas

4 Dec 2012

If you want to become extremely popular with the lady in your life, buy her one of these for Christmas!

These gorgeous bags are made to exacting standards from the finest Italian calfskin, become more lovely with wear and will last, well… forever.  The timeless style of Milly £230 (pictured in tan suede) and Dalton £275 (pictured in tan) means they will continue to look chic year after year.  Much more affordable and just as fabulous as the classic designer handbags.

Both bags come in classic brown and black, selected colours available at our Harrogate Boutique and full collection available online.

Montpellier Christmas Festival

20 November 2012

Montpellier Mews, Harrogate Christmas Festival takes place this week 22 to 25 November and the CocoonU Boutique is open late – 11 to 7 Thurs to Sat and 11 to 5 on Sunday. Come and see us for some festive fun and an early visitation from Santa!

The Perfect Ethical Party Dress

19 November 2012

At the Harrogate Boutique, together with a wide collection of beautiful Christmas gifts, we have a range of gorgeous ethical clothing from up and coming brand Outsider. Everyday luxury mixed with Hollywood glamour creates directional fashion pieces for the modern woman, made with sustainable fabrics.

This Silk Shirt Dress with Georgette Sleeve was featured in Time Out magazine – ‘Outsider make London’s best ethical fashion’ and there are only a few left in stock in the UK (including red and black at the CocoonU Boutique) so snap one up quick!This darkly romantic silk crepe de chine piece is made contemporary with georgette silk sleeves and a frill hem. Great versatile sizing, fitted at shoulder, gently tailored in bust and flares out from the waist into a full swinging skirt. Works for all ages.

Starting to think about Christmas?  Head to the CocoonU Boutique…

13 November 2012

Tucked away at 5 Montpellier Mews in Harrogate, the CocoonU Boutique is a sensory paradise for the Christmas shopper looking for something unique and beautiful to buy as a special gift. Cashmere clothing and accessories, Organic, natural skincareAlpaca accessories, hand blown glassware and porcelain to name but a few of our collections.  Customers are welcome to browse, try on and smell!

New in at amazing prices – our new Autumn/Winter cashmere collection is a blend of iconic, classic cashmere sweaters, cardigans and scarves. Timeless, black, grey and natural colours contrast with this season’s glamorous bright orange and pink. Designs are pure and simple or with exquisite, contemporary detail – we have something for everyone. Ethical cashmere sourced from Outer Mongolia and collection designed in Italy – prices start at just £75.

Now open 7 days a week – see our Boutique information for opening times

New Alpaca Accessories now Online

23 October 2012

New in the Boutique and now online, a gorgeous collection of beautiful Alpaca pieces for AW12.

Everyday Alpaca Socks £32

Stretchy ribbed fit with supporting arch band to prevent socks slipping inside boots. One Size 37-40. Bedsocks or daywear.

Alpaca Circular Snood £84

Fine Knit Snood (70% Baby Alpaca 30% Bamboo) with small subtle Butterfly motif

Alpaca Butterfly Knit Gloves £47

Beautiful butterfly stitch knitted gloves made from 100% baby alpaca. The cuff measures approx 14cm when unfolded and reaches just below the elbow.

Alpaca Fingerless Cable Knit Mittens  £47

Coconut buttons, tailored shape and split seam, contrasting grab stitch. 70% baby alpaca and 30% bamboo.

Big Thanks to Outsider and Stella & Alf

16 October 2012

A big thank you to Outsider and Stella & Alf for featuring us on their fabulous blogs this week

Outsider collections are made to the highest quality and offer exceptional, sustainable clothes which are versatile and easy to wear. Outsider pieces are extraordinarily beautiful and completely versatile day-to evening designs, created with love and made to last. Classic colours and shapes are mixed with everyday luxury and the finest attention to detail, using gorgeous sustainable fabrics such as hemp silk satin and organic wool sateen.

Read about CocoonU @ OUTSIDER


Buy our AW12 Outsider collection online

Stella & Alf founded by Designer Paris Hodson and Stylist Charlotte Hay, are a new design company  launching a capsule collection in the New Year. As a precursor, they are researching and blogging about sustainable fashion and  encouraging an understanding of what consumers buy into, the process and craft of fashion itself and the knock on effects of our choices.

Read about CocoonU @ STELLA & ALF

Treat your hair with CocoonU Organic

9 October 2012

Autumn heralds the beginning of air conditioning, cold winds and rain, often leaving your hair feeling dry, flat or frizzy and definitely not happy.  Indulge yourself from our 100% Organic luxury hair collection to moisturise, invigorate and naturally fragrance your hair with aromatic essential oils.  Available online and from our Harrogate Boutique.

Buy Organic Hair Collection

CocoonU Boutique
5 Montpellier Mews
Harrogate     HG1 2TQ

Filmore & Union now open in Harrogate

25 September 2012

Filmore & Union’s cafe/delicatessen is the perfect place to relax, socialise and peoplewatch – the food and drink is imaginative, made with finest quality ingredients and totally delicious. With a highly successful restaurant/cafe/delicatessen in central York (and another opening shortly on York railway station), Filmore & Union offers a wide range of nourishing and inspirational dishes, including gluten free options and is ideal for a take home supper if you are not in the cooking mood.

Not to be missed.

3 Station Square
Harrogate, HG1 1TB
T. 01423 560 988

Further information@

Italian Silk Mix Scarves
New in the Boutique and online soon..

25 September 2012

In four lovely muted colours – plum, taupe, brown and pale green, these soft silk mix scarves (30% silk and 70% cotton) add some Italian glamour  as we move into Autumn.  Each has a delicate french rose pattern and measures 150 cm x 84 cm.

Time to Snuggle up and Keep Warm

18 September 2012

The season of duvet days approaches with alarming speed and if you want to do it in style, take a look at our gloriously cosy and warm 100% cashmere throws, featuring on our front page as the weather takes a decidedly cold turn.  Nothing gives a bit of serious TLC like the feel of a soft and luxurious cashmere throw or shawl. They also happen to look beautiful,  stylish and timeless. Add a cold glass of vino and Colin Firth if he is available and the picture is complete.  Enjoy..


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