“Blink” Retail: Louis Vuitton at Selfridges

Louis Vuitton in Selfridges

Louis Vuitton in Selfridges

This Selfridges window scheme was designed by Louis Vuitton, featuring their product alongside these stools from Cassina. I’m not sure what it represents but as a symmetry addict I find it very pleasing, and I also like how it frames their lovely twirly lift too.

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“Blink” Retail: Hermes’ little helpers

We spotted this window just before the Christmas break. I really appreciate Hermes commitment to their history, tradition and handwriting. We learned lots about all of their incredible handcrafted techniques at the Festival des Metiers at the Saatchi Gallery last year. We really like this window scheme where the craftsmen and women have been replaced by these shiny insects. I guess that’s Hermes super stylish version of an Umpa-Lumpa (no offense to Umpa-Lumpas intended).

Hermes, Sloane Street

Hermes, Sloane Street

Hermes, Sloane Street

Hermes, Sloane Street

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“Blink” Retail: Festive Feasting by Dolce and Gabbana

I do love a good Christmas window and there are some great ones out there this time around (did you see my tweet of the Stella McCartney window yesterday?). This one from Dolce and Gabbana, in their Sloane Street store, has to be one of my most favourite. Who wouldn’t want to be sat at a table this glamorous, filled with so many sweet treats, decorated with some rather wonderful sparklers (and by sparklers we are referring to that rather gorgeous jewellery).

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

 

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

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“Blink” Retail: Fabulous Fendi

We spend a lot of time hanging around the shops in the name of work. It’s a hard life but someone’s got to do it! One of my favourite moments when out retailing is spotting new window schemes. I have to say that the majority of fashion retailers do a very, very good job.  Not all, but most deliver something quite entrancing and inspirational and those are the ones we like to share with you.

The favourite from the last outing is this from Fendi. Looking like cubes made from melted down Fendi hardware, these look really wonderfully precious, like designer gold bullion! Fendi is a brand that we think doesn’t quite score the style headlines that it deserves, perhaps overshadowed by other labels with a similar graphic look, like Celine. Well, it pays to recall that this is yet another collection created under the auspices of the very hard working Karl Lagerfeld, and deserves appreciation as an Italian label that has a really strong handwriting that is very, very different to what we’ve come to expect from high end Italian brands in general. It’s not just about great handbags, although we wouldn’t say no to a couple of those should anyone be asking…

Fendi

Fendi

Fendi

Fendi

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“Blink” Retail: It’s Christmas!

Another look at Sloane Street’s rather glamorous take on Christmas. This time it’s a little insight into what Dolce and Gabbana‘s Christmas spread will look like. Well, this is like a standard Friday night supper round mine, to be honest…

Love, pass me another pomegranate and a bun would you?

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

Dolce and Gabbana, Sloane Street

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Blink Retail: Fashion paints a Rainbow

We had a little extra sunshine added to our lives this month as we were out retailing for the new round of reports. The ‘Colour’ message is being delivered loud and clear from all levels of the market and it really brightened up our day! We just had to share some of the best bits of this fashion rainbow with you, and add a little extra zing into this grey day for you too.

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Christopher Kane at Browns

TRF

River Island

Mulberry

Topshop

Sonia Rykiel

River Island

Topshop