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Have To Love Indpenedent Fashion Boutique, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Have To Love is an Award Winning independent fashion boutique located in the heart of Gosforth, Newcastle. Opened in 2006, Have To Love offers something boutique style clothing at high street prices.   Featured in Best Boutiques Vogue Magazine twice and recently Best North East retailer at the English independent retail awards, Have To Love offers a touch of luxury at affordable prices from designer inspired pyjamas to real fur hooded down coats.


Designer Kate Walton graduated with a BA Hons in Fashion Marketing at Northumbria University.  Kate launched her brand Have To Love after Graduate Fashion Week with her initiative handbag collection.  After working at Hugo Boss UK Sales, the Entrepreneur opened an independent fashion boutique with a difference in Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Kate Walton wanted Have To Love fashion boutique online to reflect the Five Star Customer service we offer in store.  Read our reviews here

Have To Love prides itself on buying for a sophisticated, fun, female audience. In an interview with the Chronicle, Kate said “you’ve got to be different. If you are buying right, the customer will trust your eye, and keep coming back”.

It is the personal connection with customers that keep them coming back and creates loyalty and friendship with the Have To Love brand.


 Kate Walton Have To Love Independent Fashion Boutique, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Image courtesy of High Life North

Have To Love Awards and Accolades


Miss Walton was voted Drapers ‘30 under 30’ people to watch in the fashion industry

 50 best boutiques – Vogue magazine

100 best shops outside London – Vogue magazine

North east retailer of the Year at the English independent retail awards

Best Secret Boutique and online store - Grazia Magazine

Best New Business - Draper’s Magazine

Best Independent Buying Team - Pure London and WGSN

Have to love independent fashion boutique Vogue best boutique Newcastle

Image courtesy of High Life North


Kate Walton of HaveToLove 

In April 2019, reflecting the growing demand for women’s lounge wear, Kate delivered her active wear range and described the collection as “functional, stylish, lasts well and doesn’t cost a fortune”. 10% of every sale from the active wear collection goes to the charity Breast Cancer Care. A charity close to Kate’s heart as she faced her own personal struggle with breast cancer over four years ago.

as a small business we really value your custom.  Any questions regarding products or style advise please chat to Kate here.  Press on her emoji or call us on 0191 2131155.


Kate and the Team

Have To Love 










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