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RETAIL REPORT: Covent Garden – should a high street be more like a department store?

Oliver Sweeney Henrietta Street Covent Garden menswear destination

In the battle between bricks and clicks, the high street has suffered, but department stores have done well to up their game. They have become nimble at keeping pace with fashion, worked harder to collaborate with brands on pop-ups and events, and just seem more dynamic places to be. It’s something the rest of the high street can learn lessons from and I’m already seeing its influence.

Covent Garden got the memo some time ago. OK, it’s not quite a high street but it’s a shopping district that misplaced its mojo for a while and has since redeemed itself. In the 80s it was incredibly stylish and vibrant. At its peak, London’s cool set gravitated towards the Meccas of Paul Smith, Jones and thrift emporium Flip. (more…)

Christian Louboutin lipsticks are coming

Christian Louboutin Lipsticks

Forgive me, this is utterly gratuitous but I can’t help it. Justlookatthelouboutinmakeupalready!!! I knew there was more Louboutin make-up on the way and I guessed that the next category to be added would be Christian Louboutin lipsticks. (more…)

Jo Malone Christmas collection – all you need to know

Jo Malone giant Cracker

If you’re not familiar with the concept of Christmas In July, it’s when all the brands showcase their gifting wares to the press in the lead up to working on their Christmas issues. Traditionally, magazines work on their December issue in August, so they need to start planning in July. (more…)

YSL Beauté Couture Kajals

YSL Couture Kajals eye pencil

On my wish list from YSL Beauté autumn 2015 are these 12-hour wear YSL Couture Kajals (£25). They can be used as eyeliners, kohls or eye shadows. I love a multi-tasking product and I think the long pointy nib of these will serve well for eyeshadow application. I prefer cream shadows because I like the malleability of blending with a finger. And these classic, inky colours – I love the ‘Vert Anglais’ khaki – are gorgeous. (You can read more YSL beauty newness at British Beauty Blogger.)

YSL Couture Kajals officially arrive on 29th July, but you can buy them now at Harvey Nichols, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGE: YSL BEAUTE