The lovely Helen shared her fashion loves over at her blog the other day, and it made me think about compiling a post or two in a similar way.
I spend quite a bit of ipad time, browsing shops online, it makes up for not being able to get to the shopping malls. Despite not really having needed a lot of clothes over the years, my interest in fashion hasnt decreased. If anything, i love clothes all the more when i do get to wear them.
I also like to follow the designer labels, not to buy, but to source ideas, and see what's going to be copied and avaliable on the high street. Also sometimes at the likes of asos or urbanoutfitters, you can get some of the french labels i love at great sale prices, and that, plus ebay, means i have collected a few bits from the likes of Paul and Joe sister and Manoush that i wear season to season.
I first discovered my love of french labels when they did diffusion lines for the mail order catalogue La redoute. Over the years the likes of Isabel marant, Antik Batik, Paul and Joe and Manoush, along with Maje, Sandro, Et vous, Ba&sh and Repetto ballet shoes, have all had pieces in the mail order catalogue.
At present they are carrying some items by Vanessa Bruno Athe. Though i do find their website very poor and far from a pleasure to browse.
My favourite places to buy from are Asos, because of their brilliant site, fantastic returns and refunds being quick, a week, instead of say a month, that some places take. I also like Urban Outfitters, Zara and Topshop.
And my favourites to window shop are in France, they are Monshowroom and Medium Fashion gallery, you can see in the above collage the beautiful things that they stock, including Sessun, Apc and petite mendigote which are the most pretty leather bags.
My favourite boutique and mail order catalogue has to be Plumo, which i seem to have been getting forever, and i love how they collate things from all over into one collection. They are also carrying my favourite danish label ganni now.
More to come soon, in a further fashion post,meanwhile tell me any favourite online shops you love? and find my full online fashion boutiques list on the left sidebar or click that link.