Lulu O'Connor, founder of Clothes Doctor and winner of Really Useful category in this year's Awards, tells us about her top instagrammers.

Instagram is more than just a bunch of pretty pictures, inspirational quotes and friends showing off. It’s a mega source for finding new sites that can help you day by day. This week, we asked Lulu O’Connor to choose five feeds from really useful sites. It takes one to know one; Lulu set up Clothes Doctor, the UK’s first online seamstress and tailor that won the Really Useful category in this year’s the missiontm Good Web Guide Awards.


I’ve just started using Le Salon. They are fantastic – they send someone lovely round to my house to do my nails while I work. Their feed is flamboyant, full of colour and they don’t take themselves too seriously, and I approve of all those things!

If, like me, you’re slightly obsessed with pretty stationery, then you’ll enjoy’s feed. I get everything from business cards to Clothes Doctor stickers and wall panels from them. They are quick and good value, and you don’t need to spend ages describing what you need to someone. It is all taken care of online.

The Restory

Like Clothes Doctor but for shoes and handbags. I used The Restory to repair some Chanel boots earlier this year, and they were brilliant. They offered easy collection and a drop-off service back home, and did a great repair job on the two Cs and damage on the back and heel. Their feed is old school glamour featuring lots of beautiful shoes. Definitely recommended!

The Book People

A great find for presents for nieces, nephews and godchildren – all your favourite childhood classic sets at unbelievable prices, from Roald Dahl to Beatrix Potter and the Mr Men boxset. So easy and quick if you need a last minute Christening present, and great inspiration for new reads all year round.

Save Your Wardrobe

This is an app that helps you choose what to wear before you get out of bed. Taking the weather, your calendar entries and your mood into consideration, and perfect for those days when you’re feeling really uninspired. Launching very soon – I can’t wait to use it!

December 2017

Hero image courtesy of Le Salon