The best street shops to buy clothes
Lisa is wearing: top, £89.99, Narciso Rodriguez x Zara (zara.com). Trousers, £79, John Lewis & Partners (johnlewis.com). Satin shoes, £150, Arket (market.com). Earrings and bracelets in recycled gold and onyx, from a selection, Monica Vinader x Kate Young (monicavinader.com). Sunglasses and all other jewelry, belonging to Lisa
At the top end of the street, Me + Em, Reiss, Russell & Bromley and LK Bennett are all excellent, offering a wide range of styles that are usually worth your while. It’s all about having an eye, finding a good touch-up service, and being patient – you won’t necessarily get gold every time. But that’s the nature of a savvy buyer.
Singer Sade, one of the most stylish women of the last 40 years, once said that some seasons she hardly buys anything because if she can’t find a shirt/gold hoop earrings/blazer/lipstick (No 7 Match Moisture Drench, what a godsend) it’s better than the ones she already has, why bother? It’s time to be more Sade.
Seven of my favorite purchases…
1. Satin Skirt, £99, Mint Velvet (mintvelvet.co.uk)
2. Suede Tote Bag, £175, Jigsaw (puzzle-en-ligne.com)
3. Cashmere sweater, £225, Cos (cos.com)
4. Resin and brass earrings, £50, Jigsaw (puzzle-en-ligne.com)
5. Cotton trench coat, £199, Massimo Dutti (massimodutti.com)
6. Match Made Moisture Drench Lipstick, £8.95, No7 (boots.com)
7. Cotton blend cardigan, £29.50, Marks & Spencer (markandspencer.com)