Margaret Howell pre-fall 2013 collection arrives in store…

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…And finally, the concept of pre-collections makes perfect sense. Landing in store any day now, the pre-fall collections (AKA the collections that take up an increasing slice of a buyer’s budget) consist of the wear-all-year pieces that have become the mainstay of British wardrobes.

Margaret Howell has just launched a pre-fall capsule collection which is available in the Wigmore Street, Fulham Road and Richmond stores now. There are leather boots, superfine cashmeres, cotton-silk tartans and all-weather trousers. As someone who has amassed stacks of ‘summer’ tops that have had barely any wear in recent years, I’m skipping the high summer collections and heading straight for these. (I’m also going to learn how to knot my scarf like this…)

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