Online shopping

Perfect pairing: jeans and loafers

Jeans and loafers. Robert Clergerie loafers from La Garconne

If you don’t know La Garconne, you have loads of catching up to do. My go-to fantasy shopping site for boyish classics, I’m currently scrolling from loafers to ankle crop jeans and back again, ad infinitum. (more…)

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…)