Vintage Coach repurposed

Coach Vintage at Barneys. Vintage Coach bags sourced by Coach, repurposed and sold in a collaboration with Barneys

You know a heritage brand is on the up again when fans start to clamour for its vintage numbers. It happened with Gucci, it’s probably happening with Coach and I imagine it will happen with DKNY.

When a classic brand goes through a downturn and then an upswing, it creates a new swell of interest around it. So with Gucci, suddenly all the buzz around Alessandro Michele had people scouring their lofts and closets for long-neglected snaffle loafers and printed scarves. Online consignment site Vestiaire Collective already did a brisk business in selling pre-loved Gucci, but the renewed interest has brought a whole new rush of customers on the hunt for pre-Michele Gucci (more…)

Beauty next: Romy Paris lets you customise your skincare like you customise your coffee

Romy Paris beauty concept - a bespoke Nespresso=type machine that makes beauty potions to order

Could Romy Paris be a beauty game changer? This curious coffee machine-like contraption works in a similar way to your counter-top Nespresso machine, but instead of dispensing a skinny latte it produces bespoke skincare concoctions.

It’s the brainchild of co-founders Morgan Acas and Thomas Dauxerre and I think the potential for the beauty industry is huge. (more…)

Gap’s personalisation push

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Gap’s ‘new’ creative director, Rebekka Bay is well into her stride now and fittingly for the Dane who came from COS, the look for AW14 is heavily weighted to a darker, Scandi-style aesthetic.

I particularly like the inky indigo blue denim (above) and the dark wool cocoon jacket (below). I’ve tried it on and it’s a great cut, ticking the box for smart but warm very well. Two other things Gap is nailing at the moment: cashmere and sweatshirts. (more…)


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



The New York Times ran a story last week ahead of the revamp of It pointed out that The Cut gets four million monthly unique visitors against Vogue’s 3.3 million. Cue last Wednesday’s big reveal for the newly redesigned The result? It feels younger, pacier and as Manrepeller pointed out, more bloggy. (more…)