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Retail Therapy 2

14 Jun

Ok first of apologies for my timing. I don’t know why I’m posting at these god forsaking hours. And second, YUP! Great it was! And what was you ask? The sale I posted about yesterday in Selfridges.
For a second there I forgot it was selfridges because of all the stocks out in the open like that with no regards for how they looked (Selfridges has always been discreet and quite elegant in ways products are displayed) but not this time! No.
BUT (and that’s a big but as you can see) let’s just say that this wasn’t an ordinary sale I mean My God! Like not a very good looking Prada heels for £450?? and that’s the sale price! yah yah I get it! Its “designer” stuff whatever! The only thing my eyes are set on is the Ugly heel for £450 not the Prada part! I mean come on great looking KG heels were like £80 something and they were much hotter believe me. (Brands can be a B+*#* sometimes) So after I went through all the McQueen products to the Lang and Westwood and so on with anger (whilst still trying to understand how on earth they could call a £600 top a “sale”) I moved on to the rather more humble section like All Saints and Topshop and PB etc… I was not disappointed 😉 no no Warehouse was amazing, always been a fan and didn’t disappoint this time either and although I don’t usually shop in Oasis I found my self buying three tops from there some jewels from warehouse and so on. So over all it was ok (wish it was still cheaper. Yes cheaper I am still a student after all) but did manage to find great things at a reduced price. What else can a girl ask for right?(Well a lot of things actually) but that’s not the point here no. So I took some pictures of the chaotic mess but its almost 5 in the morning and I’m tired and I just want to SLEEP! Otherwise I’m going to feel grumpy all day and we don’t want that do we? No.
So Good Morning to you all and have a great Tuesday 😉

Retail Therapy

13 Jun

Hey guys 😀 yup I’m back (again) and I want to start of by saying that today, Monday June the 13th marks the beginning of an incredible sale at Selfridges, WHICH by the way was voted the number one department store in the world. That’s right.
The sale is in all four stores and online and its up to 75%! From McQueen to Lanvin its all there!
So ladies make sure u stop by and well, max our your credit cards 😉 (Well don’t max it out but, Do so!). I’m sending out a bad massage aren’t I? Well what can I say when the two words, Selfridges and Sale are in a same sentence I kind of make exceptions.
I for one am not in a position to be shopping right now but that’s what I always say before I walk into the store and the second I’m in I forget everything and the world is beautiful again.
And yes I tried everything (actually I didn’t) to try and tone down my habit of shopping but it gets me one way or another. I really haven’t learnt anything from Confessions of a Shopaholic (great movie by the way). Although I wouldn’t call myself a shopaholic (thank God) no I would like to use the word enthusiastic shopper. Yes.
So I will once again warn my self and Only go in to “have a look” and just walk around (ya right) and we shall see what happens by the end of the day.
Enjoy 😉

Louis Vuitton means no joke

15 Mar

So here’s a funny story. Luxury brand LV is caught in a legal battle with a Danish artist Nadia Plesner. LV is claiming that Plesner’s Darfurnica piece, a painting with a Sudanic province Darfur shows a bag that looks like Vuitton’s Audra bag.

With the piece, Plesner wants to show her amazement about the coverage celebrities receive for wearing designer clothing in comparison with the conflict in Darfur. The judge however ruled in favor of LV with a penalty of 5000 euro per day the work is shown in the artist’s website , galleries or somewhere else.

Plesner pressed charges against LV and is fighting against violation of freedom of speech and artistic freedom.

Ok, just because a similar bag is on display, it does not mean it is the exact bag! and I’m sure I would’ve sued as well if i was a big time designer and my product was being imitated by some artist, but I’m not! therefore I’m in favour of the artist and her right to express herself in any way she chooses. There is a reason for ‘freedom of speech’. As long as it is not abused and is used correctly.

Sad reality for Gap

15 Mar

Gap is to close down 200 of its 900 worldwide stores by 2013. the sad news was announced by the CEO Glenn Murphy at the consumer conference which streamed live on the company website. Murphy said that this would actually alow ‘for a huge opportunity to fill in with trend-right products…’ (The Independent). Somehow not convincing.

Murphy however did admit that Gap had not done its best to attract ethnic minority customers in the US. (well that’s what happens when you insist in staying in you little bubble. unfortunately).

The company which was founded in 1969 by Don Fisher was originally called ‘The Gap’. The idea was to offer a simple casual clothing to bridge the gap between young fashion savvy and their parents.

I’m sorry to say this but i’m actually not surprised at this outcome, in fact i always wondered how they still kept going because the store is just plain. There is never anything interesting, no out-there marketing strategies and visual merchandising is always boring which is why i never shop there. If i want a simple casual but good stuff i would go to H&M but never Gap. maybe this is one of the areas of their mistakes, if they cater to younger audiences they should have worked a lot harder in offering products that young people are drawn to. Their clothes are just too too boring and old. Quality is not always guaranteed to sell if not aimed at the right consumer.  

Gola’s two shoes ideas

12 Mar

Sportswear brand Gola Classic is launching its spring ad campaign at the end of this month. The ad has ‘Classic with a twist’ tag which they have used in previous campaigns.

Sorry but what?? this is no ad, this is boring! all they have is Two shoes in different colours! who wants a pair of shoes in 20 different colours?? that’s just boring. there might be diversity in colour but NOT the main point, which is the Shoes! its like they ran out of ideas so they just doodled colourful lines with two shoe styles!

Retailers getting over excited for royal wedding

12 Mar

M&S and John Lewis are closing on the morning of the royal weeding day which is friday the 29th and to top it off other retailers are considering to follow in that footstep.

Let me just say, what!? I get it’s the “wedding” of the i donno the decade? or century? but what is this got to do with retail?? making it a bank holiday?? so if i want to buy something from John Lewis that day and I’m only available in the morning, i would have to lose out??

This wedding is having a chemical effect on retailers. Just couple of weeks ago shops were getting über crazy on copying Kate’s blue dress and man! have i seen some really really bad copies! what is the matter with you all? i absolutely hate that when someone influential is seen wearing something and in days matter retailers come up with these ridiculous but ugly version of that dress. Be individual! creat something new and different! don’t copy of dresses that you obviously haven’t thought of in the 1st place! that is just desperate and lame.

So anyway, lets get back to the main point and ask once again, why do retailers have to shut their stores on that day?! i just dont understand, i mean i get if everyone from each store was invited but, in your dreams! you are not invited! so please get a grip.

Gemma Arterton looking young and fresh as new face of G-Star.

10 Mar

The Beautiful British star Gemma Arterton is the new face of G-Star’s SS 11 ad campaign. the campaign was shot in Marseille by fotographer Anton Corbijn.

The star reveals “I’ve always loved the G Star campaigns and am really really thrilled to work with the brand. The brand is ultra modern, cool and unusual. It’s very different to any jean brand, its raw and fresh”.

Loving her in the ads. She looks refreshingly great.