As you might imagine, looking at handbags for 40 hours a week can get a little bit monotonous, even for the biggest accessories fan. Whenever I feel like I need a fashionable palate cleanser or a new idea on something weird to write about, I always go to the same place: LUISAVIAROMA. Where American retail buys tend toward the staid and neutral, Italian stores like LVR err on the side of bright and edgy, often featuring smaller designers that are far less accessible in the US; aesthetically, they’re the retail equivalent of Anna Dello Russo.
Now that we’re back from Texas and fully re-adapted to frigid northeastern life, it’s time to get back into our normal routine. That means that I’ve recently spent some time poring over a couple of our favorite non-American retail sites for this week’s edition of The International Edit, and spring has definitely sprung overseas. Below, you’ll find the latest bags, shoes, accessories and clothes from two European retailers, The Corner and My-Wardrobe, which include several European brands that can be a little trickier to come by in the States.
I never thought myself much of an anglophile until I got into fashion. There’s something about London that brings together luxury and innovation in such a playful way that every season, I look forward to London Fashion Week more than any other, even if the names are generally newer and the brands generally smaller. British retailers are also some of my favorites to browse, which is why we’ve selected MATCHESFASHION.COM for this week’s edition of The International Edit.
I don’t know what the weather is like right now for our European friends, but based on the new arrivals we found for this week’s edition of The International Edit, it should be warm and sunny over there aaaaany minute now. (Except for in Scotland. As I understand it, it is never warm and sunny there.) Today, we’ve gathered lots of spring-appropriate prints, both on bags and clothing, plus a few open-toed shoes to go along with them.
You guys seemed to dig our debut of The International Edit last week, and since we like to keep our Internet friends happy (IRL friends, too, but mostly Internet friends), we’re here to bring you another dose of the bet new arrivals and fashion finds from the finest International retailers in the land. Or in other lands, actually. Their lands are different than our lands.