“You could be at one of the best airports in the world and not be able to find a single brand that you normally shop at in the city you live in. For example, how is it possible that there’s no Aesop or Byredo? These are not niche brands anymore.”
David Fischer, Highsnobiety(more…)
Fretting about all this Y2K (the decade that taste forgot) revival malarky? Don’t panic! Just do what I do and regress even further – to all things 70s, Grateful Dead and Whole Earth Catalog.
I’m digging this The North Face x Online Ceramics collaboration (disclosure: yes, I too thought it was a ceramics brand – lol), which features The North Face gorpcore sweats, outerwear and accessories with Online Ceramics’ retro peace-out graphics. (more…)
Two recent discoveries on my radar for Mother’s Day* – or any other gifting occasion…
POTT CANDLES. Pott (above) is a candle subscription service offering handmade ceramic pots with refillable hand-poured scented candles. Choose your pot, then select your fragrance from a choice of ten (or an unscented one if you prefer) to get a new candle refill every month. The pots start at £30 (for the Petite size) and the subscription refills start at £10 a month (for the Petite).
If your giftee isn’t into subscription services (but who wouldn’t love this?!), Pott also sells individual candle pots. (more…)
Last week saw Highsnobiety open its concept store, ‘Gatezero’ at Zurich airport. For six months, the bricks-and-mortar location will sell a hypebeast-friendly selection of products and exclusive releases from over 20 brands. Think Acne Studios and Gucci RTW and accessories, Comme wallets and Ambush jewellery. Plus travel essentials like toothbrushes and night masks.
From the pictures it looks perfectly pitched for the emerging new-luxury customer for whom brands and insider status are important. So, the hype fashion brands (Bottega, Balenciaga, Loewe and Saint Laurent) are also part of the buy, as well as beauty favourites Aesop,Byredo and Barbara Sturm. Naturally, there’s also a special Gatezero merch line (also available here). (more…)