Even as an American customer, British stores are some of my favorite online shopping destinations, both for inspiration and acquisition, and the MATCHESFASHION.COM Shoe and Bag Guide is here to do both. British style has such a sense of boldness and fun to it, which leads to different stock choices, even when it comes to the sites’ buyers making selections from US brands.
Despite all the beautiful new spring stuff that’s flooding into stores right now, this time of year is kind of a bummer when it comes to shopping. The selection is the best that it will be all year round, but there’s limited joy in buying sundresses and sandals when I still have to climb a grimy snow mountain to hail a cab outside of my apartment.
We’re all well-acquainted with the metallic, sequin-covered ensembles that usually characterize New Year’s Eve fashion. Because we’re always fans of being a little bit more creative, we’ve thought about the aesthetics that characterize some of the US’s and Europe’s style capitals and taken the liberty of assembling the best accessories for NYE celebrations in each locale.
Perhaps one of the only bummers about being an early adopter to a new iPhone is the near total lack of great cases that will fit a brand new model on the day it debuts. That happens for a reason. Apple is loath to give out its measurements and specifications on a redesign to too many people before the new phone debuts; the more people you tell, the more likely that one of them will spoil the surprise.
One of my favorite things is finding new designers. Kendra Scott is far from new; in fact, Scott has made quite a name for herself with her highly covetable jewelry, but her foray into leather goods is new to me. I was recently introduced to Kendra Scott Beauty Bags and instantly fell in love.
Many of you loved Anya Hindmarch’s fun, ultra-embellished Spring 2015 bags, but opinions were mixed over whether you could justify the expense for something with such a specific look. If you’re on the fence, Hindmarch has found a way to extend the look to you, too–leather stickers of some of the motifs are now available at Net-a-Porter, which means you can add them to any of your bags or small accessories.
Hermès has been in the news this week for reasons other than the handbags to which we generally pay attention, and that’s had me thinking about the full world of uncompromising luxury that the company has created for itself. You can get an Hermès spin on practically anything from desk organizers to animal sculpture, and for the next 12 days, you can get Hermès jewelry and timepieces at Moda Operandi.
Moschino’s quirky items may leave you feeling annoyed or intrigued, depending on your taste, and the wackiest items typically attract the most polarizing opinions.