George Davies’ GIVe has had a fair amount of pre-launch press. Not only has it had a huge push in partnership with Grazia, but The Guardian, The Mail, The Telegraph and The Express have all given over column inches to the new brand which launches tomorrow. So what’s it all about? (more…)
On Monday evening I was invited to the Kitsuné pop-up shop party at The Shop at Bluebird. While the Kitsuné shop was indeed lovely and I do have my eye on their perfect-cut shirts, I was super-excited to be able to take photos of the rest of the shop. It sells furniture, books, clothes and music but for me the excitement comes from the merchandising. An always-interesting retail space, it’s a bit far down the King’s Road but worth the trip.
Ah! I wondered when this was happening…
“To celebrate the launch of The Sartorialist book, Scott Schuman will be curating a stand alone space, ‘Sartorialust’, within the Menswear department in Liberty. The space will consist of various pastiches representing the many passions of the Sartorialist. Visitors will see how rather than being literal they can take inspiration from the sartorially eloquent and adapt it into their own repertoire.”
Ah, how I love an entertaining retail concept! Supermarket Sarah is a clever and quirky idea from Sarah Bagner who has set up shop in her front room. She merchandises her finds against a wall in her flat and puts the result online so shoppers can click and buy. The shop is also open by appointment accompanied by tea and cake and a cosy chat. As an exclusive for London Fashion Week, she has enlisted the eye of Fred Butler to guest-curate. The shop goes live during LFW but you can have a preview here:
For more information on Supermarket Sarah, check out this interview on Amelia’s blog.