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Bam! Nothing for ages, then all the sales start at once! Net-a-Porter, Matchesfashion, Liberty, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols all started their sales last week. I’ll be cherry picking my way through but to start with, here’s a quick pick of my current highlights. There’s a ton of Miu Miu and Isabel Marant on sale at Net-a-Porter but be warned, those sizes will go fast (there’s currently only one of these Miu Miu skirts left).
If you’re not over Rockstuds, Valentino’s leopard-spot flats are a bit different and now selling at 30% off at Matchesfashion. That Marc Jacobs ‘Coke-ribbon’ sweatshirt? It’s still kicking around and is 40% off at Net-a-Porter – yours for £720 (but there’s only one size left). And if you’re a lover of McQueen handbags, this red skull-padlock beauty can be yours for £470.01 at Liberty with 30% off. Shop the edit below…
[Main image: Nigel Shafran/Vogue]
I’m not a fan of sale shopping for the sake of it. I prefer to shop with a purpose so my sale strategy tends to be around useful pieces or one-of-a-kind things you’ll never see again.
Of the sale buys I’ve spotted already, the distinctive Miu Miu coat is only worth buying if you absolutely adore those spots (as I do) because it’s such a season-specific piece. But it’s a great standby for weddings etc and will look as good worn casually unfastened as primly zipped.
The Carven jacket is a good price for the quality and versatility (the faux fur collar comes off so you’ll still be wearing this come spring. Plus click on the picture and you can get another 10% off when you use the code XMAS10). And although the Dolce & Gabbana jewelled heels are still quite pricy, they’re worth it to me as it’s rare to find walkable evening heels that are such a dramatic talking point.
What’s your sale shopping strategy?
TOP ROW L-R: Dolce & Gabbana JEWELLED HEELS, £913 (
£1,305); Joseph SWEATER, £186 ( £265); Valentino CUFF, £97.95 ( £165)
MIDDLE ROW: Carven JACKET, £478 (
£683); Eddie Borgo BRACELET, £225 ( £375); Michaela Buerger SWEATER, £192, ( £320)
BOTTOM ROW: Miu Miu polka dot COAT, £936 (
£1,560); Chloe BIKER JACKET, £1,603 ( £2,290); Bottega Veneta EARRINGS, £245 ( £350)
CLICK THE PICTURES TO SHOP THE EDIT. THIS POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS
Buying clothes online isn’t always straightforward. Accessories on the other hand? A different story. Monnier Frères, the accessory etailer has one of the best accessory edits on the web, including Celine sunnies, that Acne box clutch and leathergoods from one of my favourite quiet-luxe brands, Valextra.
When you buy from Monnier Frères you get worldwide delivery in 24 hours and guaranteed free returns within 30 days. If you’re still not sold, I have even better news. I’ve been given an exclusive code for my readers that allows you £80 off when you spend £250. Just enter disneyrollergirl80 in the discount code box when you check out. I very rarely do discounts or giveaways on here but Monnier Frères is a great site worth bending the rules for.
If you’re planning on
selfgifting a handbag or accessory from the likes of Alexander Wang, Chloe, Valentino or any of those other usual lux suspects, you may as well take advantage of this deal. Here are a few suggestions to get you started…
MAIN PIC: Acne smiley clutch, £590
Need a good reason to go to Harrods? Of course you do. Well here’s one: Valentino has created it’s very own pop-up shop to celebrate the unstoppable cult of the Rockstud. In situ until the end of the month, the Rockstud Rouge pop-up sells bags and shoes adorned with the famous pyramid studs, amid a selection of Valentino AW13 RTW in the expected shade of crimson. (Can I point out that the walls are studded as well…)
It bags may come and go but the Rockstud is in another league altogether. According to Harrods chief merchant Marigay McKee, “it has dominated the accessories market, growing in demand since its launch.” Continue reading
Spring is (kind of) round the corner but I’m still feeling the pull of red and green for some reason. There are a few treats still lingering in the sale, from Valentino’s pine green stud bag, to this rough-n-ready scarlet sweater from American Vintage. The green vintage Mulgler top is a real find and looks utterly contemporary today. Add the broad-brimmed Borsalino hat to pre-empt Spring’s ‘witchy woman’ look…
ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Shaun Leane bracelet, £385; Kenzo cardigan, £290; Valentino bag, £1075.16
MIDDLE: Borsalino hat, £93; Jonathan Saunders top, £118; Chloe boots, £773
BOTTOM: vintage Mugler top, £170.66; Hermes fragrance, $200; American Vintage sweater, £76
As a self-confessed knitwear addict, aw12 is looking most exciting – may I draw your attention to Rochas and Acne for starters? I’m also happy to see so many kilts and mid heels appearing – possibly the after-effects of our Jubilee summer. For the August-to-September transition, I like this Chanel ‘Holiday’ nail polish – an optimistic all-year-round shade that looks like summer in a bottle.
ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Astley Clarke earrings, £40; Asos bag, £75; Rochas cardigan, £705
MIDDLE: Chanel nail polish, £18, Burberry Brit kilt, £232; Valentino shoes, £409
BOTTOM: Acne jumper, £190; Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, £49.99; PAM bag, £69
When Jim Shi first tweeted a photo of Valentino’s lace espadrilles from the ss12 runway, I thought it was tres decadent. I mean really, who buys lace espadrilles? I thought they were just for the show but how wrong I was. Not only have they gone into production, you can buy them here and watch the making-of video. Enjoy…
Buy Valentino’s lace espadrilles (I dare you) at Netaporter
What a great idea the forthcoming Valentino online archive is. An idea that has also been touched on by Jasper Conran (read this insightful interview here from last year), the ‘virtual archive museum’ will display iconic couture and ready-to-wear wear pieces, as well as films (including 95 runway videos), sketches and photos that give a rich, visual insight to the brand. Continue reading