The British invasion continues with today's launch of AndOtherBrands.com, a new online retail destination that allows you to shop three of the UK's most beloved high-street brands: Oasis, Warehouse, and Coast. Previously, you could find select styles on ASOS, but now you've got a real lay of the land. Oasis and Warehouse offer up a fun mix of this season's boldest prints, slick espadrille wedges, pastel-hued topper, and ladylike frocks. Meanwhile, Coast is your go-to spot for dresses, perfect for Summer wedding fare. With price points that won't break the bank and a splash of London's cool-girl ethos at your shopping finger tips, what's not to love? Click through to see our top 10 picks and shop your favorites.
Kate Middleton caused major excitement yesterday when she hit High Street stores — clad in a black Issa dress and tan kitten heels — to pick up summery pieces worthy of, ahem, a vacation or perhaps a honeymoon, if one were just married. Regardless of why Kate was in the market for Summer clothes, on the eve of her royal wedding, it's nice to see her out shopping like a normal person. At Warehouse, she picked dresses with tropical prints, and according to the Daily Mail, at Peter Jones she chose a pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses, and blue and white trousers and a yellow top from Whistles. She even hit up a London outpost of Banana Republic, although the retailer refuses to divulge any details. What are your honeymoon essentials?
This London Fashion Week marked the first ever Jaeger London collection to appear on the runway. Jaeger is a one hundred year old brand with over 90 stores in the UK and abroad, so, in a sense, Jaeger's marrying up and moving beyond its birthplace of the high street. Until 2005, Jaeger was experiencing what many established brands face after decades of successful business, namely, a slow and inevitable decline in consumer loyalty based on a stale aesthetic and aging target demographic. The brand was rejuvenated with new proprietorship and has since forged a fresh reputation after revisions in magazine advertisements, store interiors, and press strategies. Jaeger London, the high fashion off shoot of the brand is headed by designer Karen Boyd. The collection for Fall 2008 featured 1960's tailoring, much of it black, with some snakeskin prints and tassle details. What will become of Jaeger London? Only time will tell wether this snowball will keep rolling and the brand truly revitalized. We do like the narrative, and, Jaeger's newest soundbite for the staple 'Who would you want to wear your clothes?' question. Namely, “The bohemian traveller journeying first class in vintage couture.”. Below, a video courtesy of British MarieClaire which wraps up the Topshop Unique and Jaeger collections.
Image courtesy of Coutorture Member, The Shiny Squirrel.