Tag Archives: online shopping

Kaviar Gauche for Zalando Collection launches today

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Germany may not have a high street heritage the way we do in the UK but it makes up for it with its online offer. Leading the way is Zalando, the multi-brand etailer which has recently branched out into its own-name line, Zalando Collection. Continue reading

Zalando Collection: The Blogger Apartment

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My first introduction to German etailer Zalando came via Uslu Airlines make-up. Trying to find an online stockist for some nail polish a year ago led me to this multi-brand site that also sells a mind-boggling array of international fashion labels. Now, alongside the likes of Equipment, Filippa K, Moschino and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, it also boasts its own in-house line, Zalando Collection. To celebrate the launch of the second collection I was flown to Berlin to co-host an event with Amlul and Lesmads. Continue reading

Introducing Vestiaire Collective and Odetta boots

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As I never tire of saying, I’m not the biggest online shopper. The reasons are many but in a nutshell:
*I live in London. We have Harvey Nichols, The Shop At Bluebird, Portobello Market et al
*I work in fashion, ergo I like to shop on the hop, browsing in stores on my daily beat
*I’m freelance and despite some people’s conclusions, I don’t sit at home in front of a screen all day so I’m not always in to receive parcels Continue reading

Yoox promotes Chinese designers on The Corner.com

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According to some research I’ve been doing for a report, young Chinese luxury consumers don’t really wear home grown designers, they prefer the better known status labels like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Continue reading

SS12 trend report: My-Wardrobe

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According to PR director Lauren Stevenson, the My-Wardrobe buyers have worked very hard to make sure 95% of the buy is under the £350 mark and 75% of the buy is under £250. Which is great news if you want ‘everyday luxury’ (the My-wardrobe tagline) at accessible prices. The key SS12 labels for me are Smythson (the stationery has been understandably popular so for SS12 there are bags as well), Carven (who doesn’t love Guillaume Henry’s couture-lite aesthetic?), APC (a new name for SS12), Joseph (on a roll), DVF, Anya Hindmarch and Sophie Hulme.

I had a good nose at My-Wardrobe’s SS12 highlights at their press day, where I also discovered Hermione de Paula, an ex Alexander McQueen print designer whose surreal prints in easy shapes are causing a bit of a stir.

Smythson

Printed denim by Current Elliot and J Brand’s Maverick jean – a skinny cargo pant that My-Wardrobe predicts to be a sell out

Bionda Castana shoes … the new Manolo?

Star Mela’s global-craft bags – I expect these crafty totes will be everywhere by May in some guise or other

D & G floral blouse – print on print whether matched or mismatched is summer’s mega-trend

Hermione de Paula

Preen’s ‘couture tee’. “The couture tee is a trend for all our customers to get into,” says Eleanor Robinson, womenswear designer buying manager. “It’s ageless,  flatters most body shapes, and fits into the wardrobe easily”

Scarf prints – no explanation needed

Sophie Hulme’s embroidered bag – more global-craft influence

Anya Hindmarch’s city-to-beach colour-block bags and Comme Des Garcons’ playful pochettes

I also love DVF’s neutral bag with a flash of pink that can be zipped according to whether you want to show it or hide it

House of Fraser’s digital half way house

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I’ve been trying to get my head around House of Fraser‘s new Houseoffraser.com concept store in Aberdeen’s Union Square. Equipped with iPads, computers and a complimentary coffee bar, this ‘buy and collect’ store seems to be a half way house between conventional ‘bricks and mortar’ shopping and online shopping. Continue reading

Cos launches online

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Cos has finally launched online, meaning all you non big-city dwellers can now see what all the fuss is about. As modern minimalist as the products and stores, the online operation is stripped right back to basics. Here’s a few things that tickle my fancy… Continue reading

Balenciaga launches ecommerce site: “It’s almost like a daily magazine now: it has to be really alive”

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Ever since reading WWD’s article earlier in the week, I have been checking and rechecking the Balenciaga website. It has now relaunched. Working with Wednesday-London, Balenciaga has created a site that marries a high spec retail experience* with engaging brand history, including archive images and (soon to come) video. Continue reading

Firenze4Ever Part 1

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I was chuffed to bits to be invited to Florence for the weekend as a guest of Luisa Via Roma. Taking part in the third Firenze4Ever blogger event, I got to gad about the cobbled streets of Florence, hob-nob with some of my fellow bloggers from around the world, style my own shoot with the first drop of autumn-winter collections, and stuff my face with cake at Mulberry’s book launch tea party. Continue reading

MYWARDROBE’s EVERYDAY LUXURY

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Has the fast fashion backlash really begun or is it all media spin? According to a recent article in The Telegraph, consumers are turning their backs on cheap chic and getting to grips with the ‘buy fewer but better’ message. Continue reading

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