Posts for July 11th 2008
Temperley London is has opened a pop-up in Ibiza this month, just in time for those last-minute full-priced purchases. Could this be an alternative to sample sales? The pop-up was created with the help of Ibiza-based lifestyle service Deliciously Sorted and features Temperley's summertime kaftans, evening frocks, and swimsuits for those vacationing on the island. The shop allows for 'late night shopping and exclusive poolside service' making it that much easier to drop some plastic under the influence of a few cocktails. Pop-ups, as we know, don't 'pop-up' unplanned. Take Colette's conspicuous pop-up, slated to emerge curiously near Bryant Park, right in the middle of fashion week. Temperley London's well-timed pop-up doesn't exactly surprise us, in other words, but it does remind us to examine just why brands erect these brick and mortar anomalies. If we were vacationing in Ibiza, sure, we might be down from some poolside Temperley. Yeah, why not. If you should be land-locked (sigh, sweat) you might as well get your Temperley London on sale. In both cases, that's just the price you pay.
One of the first signs that fall is approaching is when you walk into a boutique, or shop online, and you're up to your ears in cardigans. You know the drill, "Oh hmm, it's too early to buy fall clothing but I bet I could cozy up to this on 'cool evenings'"--it's a rationalization we all make. That said, some of the Chloe pre-fall goodies have delivered and one striped cardigan has us thinking that we should blast the AC (not very eco-friendly, we know) and brew up some earl grey for the occasion. Net-a-Porter, always the wordsmith, peddled it like this: "Wear this relaxed knit with a wide belt for your casual weekend look.". Ah ha, seems they get the pre-fall thought process just fine (Go on, project your best self!). We don't know about you guys but our 'casual weekend look' in this heat consists of a one piece swimsuit, shorts, and sandals--if that. Nevertheless, we're tempted.