Retail concepts

R.I.P American Apparel (London)



American Apparel London

If you’re in the UK and want to buy American Apparel tube socks, triangle bras or grey marl tees (aka my casual staples), you’ve only one destination now. The only American Apparel London store standing is in Camden since putting its UK business into administration (and we’re not even sure how long that’s open for). (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Rag & Bone, Karen Walker, 3INA, Coach



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. SMELLS LIKE RAG & BONE

I got a whiff of the new Rag & Bone scents last month during the SS17 press days. There are eight eau de parfums in total and the packaging – minimalist heavyweight glass bottles – and branding is beautiful. Happily the smells are too. (more…)



Retail report: Come on over to Coach House, London



Coach House London flagship store

If you’ve strolled through Oxford Circus Station lately, you’ll know there’s a new Coach store in town. The giant billboard and video ads along the tunnel walkways and up the escalator are a good giveaway. If not, the neon dinosaurs lighting up its Regent Street windows may well lure you in. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CALVIN KLEIN, H&M, COMMUNITY CLOTHING, ZOEVA, FREDERIC MALLE



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. FIRST LOOK AT RAF SIMONS FOR CALVIN KLEIN
raf simons for calvin klein creates drama with a dan flavin in store installation
Here’s a first look at what RS for CK will look like. It’s a Dan Flavin installation at the Calvin Klein store in Manhattan, which suggests that Raf is going to go full throttle on the art-ification of fashion. (more…)