Hot retail news of the month so far comes from Pharrell Williams’ new online auction platform, Joopiter. “Pioneering a modern collecting economy”, it’s a way to sell off his extensive (11-storage units worth) archive of cultural artefacts, while the site simultaneously serves as an online archive of the archive, complete with content to add cultural clout to the pieces.
The first sale goes live next week (but previews from today here) and will consist of one-off items such as an 18k gold Jacob & Co BlackBerry (est sale price $15k-$25k) and blinged-out Swarovski-ed Stan Smiths (est sale price $2,500-$3,500).
The Outnet* is such a great destination for discounted basics, especially from well-loved brands.
It has just launched The Outnet menswear*, so if you or any guys you know are into the Mr Porter classics from A.P.C*, N. Peal*, Acne Studios*, Maison Margiela* and the like, then this a good secret source of chinos, blazers, tees, eyewear etc. In particular, the N. Peal crew necks look great (in a good spectrum of colours) as well as the Theory work wear, Acne chinos and outerwear from Belstaff and A.P.C. Just crossing fingers for some Valextra leather goods… (more…)
Fashion Month is upon us and one of my favourite elements is all the backstage photography. So much more atmospheric than the front-on catwalk shots we’re used to, no? Elise Toïdé is one of the photographers who excels in this reportage style. (And she took the photos for the Paris-based women in my book.) Elise is great at capturing a sense of intimacy, even in chaotic surroundings. (more…)