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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Back for winter in super soft leather, Jack Purcell is our menswear sneaker of choice. Not only is it designed by a sporting legend (Jack was five times Canadian Badmington Champion), it totally trumps All Stars on comfort and personality with its cushioned footbed and iconic smile accross the toe. Rob's total no brainer for dressed down days.
May we point you in the direction of these beautifully curated maps by Herb Lester. Witty, pretty, curious and opinionated, they'll take you to places well-used, much-loved, usual and unusual. The brainchild of Ben Olins and Jane Smillie, the company started life when the pair found themselves meeting in "foul chain coffee shops" which inspired their first map 'You Are Here' - a guide to the best places in London to meet and work for people without offices.
Like the original, each map has a distinct purpose designed to suit all manner of whims, pleasures and agendas. You'll find 'Paris for Pleasure-Seekers', 'An Uncle's Guide to London' and 'How to find Old New York' among their collection which now covers an eclectic smattering of the world's great cities. Starting at just £3, you need never find yourself wandering the pavements aimlesslessly again.