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We always assumed that New York was the most guilty of season-pushing come holiday season, but it seems that London has beat our city to the punch.
First Net-A-Porter makes it easy as pie to have four figure dresses delivered to your doorstep with a few clicks of the mouse, and one high-end department store is taking an unlikely page out of McDonalds’ book and letting you (or your driver) pull up to their window and pick up your purchases — no parking required!
Kate Middleton‘s every move since she left the hospital has been pretty well-documented, and the latest sighting is of her shopping for casual and athletic wares inside Selfridges in London. Maybe she got tired of playing field hockey in heels?
We weren’t joking when we said Karl Lagerfeld was taking over London yesterday. He feted his Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man, Karl, and Olympic-themed collections inside Selfridges with the likes of Daphne Guinness, Poppy Delevingne, and Tallulah Harlech. Lagerfeld was two hours late to his own party, causing everyone to wait around until 9:00 p.m. But it was all worth it.
Karl Lagerfeld is invading London today — he’s debuting his menswear line Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man, diffusion line Karl, and Olympic-themed capsule collection all at Selfridges. We don’t really care about the menswear line because we’re ladies, and Karl is already sold online on Net-A-Porter. Sadly, the Olympic-themed merch is only available across the pond starting tomorrow, but we’ve got lust-worthy pics for everyone who doesn’t live in London.
Karl Lagerfeld is one of those rare designers who is as recognizable as the clothing he designs. He’s already an icon apart from his work at Chanel, and now he’s doubling his efforts to grow an eponymous brand all his own.
Last week, we questioned why H&M was collaborating with DJ-turned-muse Leigh Lezark while competitors like Macy’s were working with style icons like Anna Dello Russo, and now we know why. Lezark didn’t actually design anything for the partnership which bowed last night in London.
As an umpteenth reminder that she’s earned the right to her name, Victoria “Posh” Beckham has produced her poshest product yet — a handbag that retails for £18,000, or about $29,000 according to today’s exchange rate.
The Duchess formerly known as Kate Middleton famously decided against hiring a stylist, but that doesn’t mean she can’t get a little help from a personal shopper or two.
Just in case you’ve ever wondered how your wallet, phone, keys and other essentials feel like when they’re jumbled up inside your purse, Selfridges (London’s answer to Bergdorf Goodman) has created a gigantic model of the Hermes Kelly that’s big enough for you to walk into.
Selfridges is known for its crazy visuals — some of which are eye-catching (yellow sheep!) and others of which end up being horribly offensive (remember that McQueen window?). In honor of its new Shoe Galleries (the biggest shoe department in the world), the British department store enlisted Dutch artists Lernert and Sander to help create some wacky windows.
When he’s not doing whatever it is that the world’s royalty does all day, Prince Charles is worrying about wool. The price of the fabric has dropped pretty steadily over the past decade, and in order to raise awareness of that problem, His Royal Highness helped organize London’s first Wool Week.
The last time we heard from Lily Allen, she was quitting music and dipping her toe in fashion. We’re surprised and kinda pleased to find out that she actually followed through.
If you were one of the small handful of people who actually liked the LED-light up dress Katy Perry wore to the Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala, then you’re in luck. Famed London retailer Selfridges is now selling a mini-version — with one catch: the price.
On Friday, we published a photo of an Alexander McQueen window display at the Selfridges outpost in Manchester, England. Late Saturday afternoon, London time, the company tweeted what was apparently their apology.
We wonder what Daphne Guinness would think of Selfridges’ recent window dispaly in Manchester. The window display shows a recognizably Alexander McQueen design hanging from a flood light on some sort of industrial structure. And yes, the operative word in that sentence is “hanging.”
Remember that scene in Clueless where Cher gets to virtually sift through her closet on a computer that shows her what she’d look like in the outfits she has? How many times do you wake up in the morning and wish you had that? (I’ll admit to 4 out of 7 days a week.) Well, apparently we’re not too far from that happening, and it’s all starting at Selfridges in London.
In September, architect Jamie Forbert will unveil what shoe lovers across the world could only dream of: a shoe salon that will apparently be larger than the first floor of the Tate Modern in London. Talk about a shoe-gasm.