News From August 2012

Layer upon layer

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Every season American Vintage manage to convince us we need at least one more layer. Maybe a cotton basic in a crazy new colour, a pretty silk blouse, print dress, cosy knit or jersey blazer? Maybe all of them? Together? At the same time?

American Vintage

You Know it's folk

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It's another collection full of trademark quirks from menswear label Folk. Lively injections of colour, knitted shirt pockets, brass monkey key chains, that kind of thing. No one does classic with character better. 

Folk AW12 Pocket Shirt
Folk AW12 Stripe Jumper
Folk AW12 Jacket with Stripe Jumper
Folk AW12 Plain Blue Shirt

Acclimatise in style

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The latest from Local is enough to prompt a late summer getaway. Beautifully embroidered cotton and silk pieces weather the last of the summer sun in style, slightly crumpled and faded the way we like them. Arrive home with a temptation knit thrown over and the transition couldn't be any easier.


Five Series

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To some it means cars but to us it means shoes. The most classic running shoes of them all. The New Balance 576 and 577. Like cars, they're designed to go fast but we think they look pretty good too, especially in the new range of subdued colours for AW12.

New Balance New

Seeing stars

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We're all a bit giddy with the arrival of Chinti & Parker. Lucy's even declaring it her favourite collection of the new season. The perfect cotton basics are all here, as are the cashmere knits, playful stripes and polka dots (though they're blown up this time). The pallette of oatmeal, wintery white and deep navy makes us feel cosy and we're certainly welcoming new textures in heavy flannel and cable knit. But what's getting us really excited are the tiny little stars, trailing their way over the prettiest shirt, skirt and dress. 

Chinti & Parker

Feeling lucky?

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Hurrah, here you are on our lovely new website, browsing the news section. But don't hang around these parts too long. Basket those goods and race to the checkout because the first ten customers will receive one of our lucky dip prizes. And we promise you there's not a horrible fluffy toy to be found.

Win Win Win

A Bit Grown Up

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Summer was young and lots of fun but we're loving how People Tree has grown up for winter. Not too much though. The shapes are fitted and feminine. The colours, red, white and black. But that's where the serious, ladylike stuff stops and we go playful with polka dots, pretty with bows, edgy with zips and of course friendly with the threads.

People Tree

Shirt alert

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Look no further for the perfect silk shirt. 0039 Italy have it totally covered this season, from pussy bows and Peter Pan style to grandad collars. Here's betting they won't be hanging around long.


Oliver's Triumph

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It's a collection that triumphed at London Fashion Week back in February and now that it's hanging on our menswear rails we can totally see why. Oliver Spencer has once again delivered garment after garment of beautifully wearable clothing. The trademark tailoring is ever present, as are the fanatstic shirts. But what marks out this collection is the colour, texture and pattern. Olive, red and ochre breaks up the navy, as do large checks, fine stripes, paisley, polka dots and tightly knitted Fair Isle. Layer up and look good.

Oliver Spencer

A Danish Mini Break

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Forget the mermaid and Hans Christian Anderson, Copenhagen is all about the Tivoli Gardens, lemonade and fashion. Lucy, Rob and Victoria show us their snaps from their Danish mini break (mange tak to the lovely Sarah at Grenson and the team at Gallery). Beautiful runway shows from Baum und Pferdgarten and Peter Jensen aside, we were loving super cool Danish women (all models of health and beauty, all riding sit up and beg bikes and all wearing ankle boots, tunics and something sparkly); we were loving Cafe Norden's incredible fresh mint lemonade, served in an extra large jam jar; and we were love, love, loving the 19th century world of delight that is the Tivoli Gardens. No words to express the gorgeousness that is a surfeit of coloured light bulbs and excessive chinoiserie.