Online shopping

New in at Net

miu miu Resort ss16 new in at Net-a-Porter

New season klaxon! Fact: no other site manages to make its ‘new in’ look as shiny, desirable and brand-spanking-new as Net-a-Porter. From the ‘forever’ Guucci handbags, to the always excellent Miu Miu, to the impeccable edit of beauty brands (yes please to this Helmut Lang cologne sampler trio) (more…)

Unseasonably warm winter weather is a win for sale shoppers

Best winter coat buys in the sale

What to buy in the sales? Easy, all the winter coats, woolies and down jackets that didn’t shift during the fourth quarter. As the New York Times reports, this winter has been quite the bummer for fashion retailers. When those chunky knits and colour-pop furry jackets don’t sell, there’s nothing for it but to bung them in the sale. The winners? Us! Here’s a helping hand…

I’m always surprised to see classics in the sale but these chunky Fair Isle sweaters are definitely on markdown. (more…)

Last chance to buy …

Last minute Christmas online shopping

As the Christmas online shopping cut-off date approaches, here are a few gifty bits that have caught my eye. Indulgent candles are always a fail-safe for fashiony friends (Racked explains their enduring appeal here) – who wouldn’t love to received a Fornasetti or a Cire Trudon? And classic make-up treats also go down well, especially if they’re hero items from an ‘It’ brand such as Chanel, NARS or Charlotte Tilbury.

Bella Freud’s knits are a great gift idea, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love them (more…)

Long read: What will Fashion Week look like in the future?

what will fshion week look like in the future?

What is the future of fashion week? That’s the question that WWD is asking this week. The CFDA has instructed the Boston Consulting Group to research what fashion week might look like in the future, in light of the way social media has brought consumers into the equation.

It’s a conversation that many have been having for years now. Fashion shows used to be for press and buyers to evaluate the collections before planning their store buy or magazine features. The six month lead time would allow for designers to produce the clothes in time for them to hit the stores, and magazines to shoot their collections in tandem with their three month production schedules. The only people covering shows in real time would be newspapers.

But a number of things have changed in recent years to impact that. (more…)