Retail concepts

High street beauty: Urban Outfitters Gourmand



Urban Outfitters Macaron Rose perfume
I can’t say I’ve looked into Urban Outfitters own brand beauty but I’m pleasantly surprised by its fragrance offer. The Gourmand line is just perfect. The scents are lovely – girlish and gourmand but not overly sweet and with no synthetic dry down. I have three, of which Macaron Rosé is my most worn, followed by Pistachio Brulée and Citron Glacé. They’re great everyday fragrances that you can wear with anything and they also work for evening.

The Urban Outfitters Gourmand branding is very clever, tapping into the current vogue for clean elegance with angular bottles and minimalist typography. They’re very Instagrammable and not surprisingly, they’re proving popular with younger customers who admit to buying them based on aesthetics (hey, we’ve all done it). They’re also super-affordable at £15 for eau de parfum.

The ancillary products are equally appealing although I can’t seem to see them on the UK site. I’ve clicked around the U.S site and love the look of the lip balm and hand cream. As with & Other Stories, the high street brands have become extremely adept at emulating the look and feel of high-end beauty products. I’m thinking… Zara next?

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Urban Outfitters
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Linda Fargo’s concept store



Linda Fargo concept store Bergdorf Goodman

Retail needs more concept stores. More fun! More surprises! That’s the gospel according to Linda Fargo anyway, Bergdorf Goodman’s Fashion Director, who has just opened her own shop-in-shop, kitschly called ‘Linda’s’.

“Shopping has become too homogenous,” Fargo told Vogue. “I want something where there is discovery and I’m finding unexpected things that I haven’t seen in other stores. I’m hoping to impart the real shopping—before we were all overexposed and oversaturated—when we were more like shopping virgins.” (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Charlotte Gainsbourg X NARS



NARS X CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG collaboration

File this under collabs I never expected to see. NARS has collaborated with French beauty minimalist Charlotte Gainsbourg on a make-up collection. It’s suitably classic, with smoky eye shadows, berry-hued cheek tints, a Hydrating Glow Tint and a kohl liner in moody shades of grey, moss green and navy. I won’t lie, it sounds beautiful in a discreet, not-very-NARS kind of way. (more…)



Menswear memo: Louis Vuitton X Fragment Design



Louis Vuitton X Fragment Design pop up shop at Harrods

Louis Vuitton menswear is really going for it on the streetwear hookup front. I wasn’t that crazy about the Supreme collab, it seemed a bit heavy handed, but the latest collaboration for pre-fall 2017 with Fragment Design is more my bag. (more…)