Pre-fall used to be a wedged-in mini season used by big brands to fill store shelves in between summer sales and full-scale fall arrivals, but in a high-end market with a near-insatiable thirst for newness and product churn, almost every brand presents a full lineup of ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories for the formerly low-key season.
Spring arrivals are flooding into stores left and right, and if you want to shop the best new bags, the Barneys Purple Card Event is a little incentive going right now to make the proposition even sweeter. Now through February 7, all US orders will receive a $25 gift card toward a future purchase for every $250 spent, no code required. That means your new spring bag could also finance a new, ultra-luxe spring fragrance.
This post is almost a continuous stream of red carpet photos, with exactly two interruptions. (Some celebs didn’t attend film premieres this week, or maybe they were still wearing great shoes while doing other stuff, but that’s allowed.) In quasi-related news, it has recently dawned on me that Lily James and Lily Collins are two different people, and the former is dating one of my celebrity boyfriends, which instantly makes her my celebrity nemesis.
The calendar might read February, but in the fashion industry, spring has sprung. Take a peek in the New Arrivals section of your favorite retailer and you’ll likely see scores of Spring 2016 pre-orders; if you tend to like seasonal embellishments and variations instead of basic black, it’s time to start making some decisions about what your wardrobe will look like in the coming months.