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Boxing Day: UK shoppers rejoice!

In the UK, all the big fashion sales traditionally start on Boxing Day (December 26).  While some stores may have begun giving discounts early, there’ll still be mammoth sales launched straight after Christmas. If you want to get the best bargains this normally entails camping outside the shop from the early hours – some stores open their sales at 5am!

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This year, following the snow and all the cold weather in Blighty, many are excited to shop the designer sales from the comfort and warmth of their own homes.  We suggest no better and easier way to do it tomorrow than with shopittome.co.uk – lovely glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and time to let the site do all the hard work, saving the disappointment of all the clothes being sold out in your size if you’re not the first in the queue….    We can’t wait to hear what types of sales you find online, and in stores!

December 25, 2010   No Comments

Drapers Etailer Awards 2011 Finalist

Well, the nominations have been announced and we’re delighted that Shop It To Me UK has been shortlisted in two separate categories for the Drapers Etail Awards 2011.

Drapers is the industry ‘bible’ for all things relating to the British fashion industry.  The Drapers Etail Awards honour the very best in online fashion, so we’re beyond excited to have made the shortlist for Best Aggregate Site and Best Etail Innovation.

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Looking forward to the awards ceremony in London in January – fingers crossed it’s our lucky night!  We’re privileged to be working with so many inspirational brands in the wonderful world of online shopping.

November 19, 2010   No Comments

London Fashion Week: Prints Glorious Prints!

Our fabulous friends in the UK are here to give us the inside scoop on London Fashion Week! Read below to find out hot new trends you can expect to see next spring, and some other fun updates for our UK subscribers.

Ah, London Fashion Week is over for another season and how we wish it were Spring right now. The riot of pretty dresses featuring gorgeous prints and patterns in beautiful jeweled colours has made us long for the next season to be here already! Our favourites were the delicate florals at Erdem, polka dots at Giles, the bold colours and layers at Issa and the fresh, clean look at Jonathan Saunders.

We’re also super excited about up and coming designers Michael van der Ham, Holly Fulton, and Mary Katrantzou, and will be adding them to Shop It To Me shortly — stay tuned!

And finally we can’t forget all the totally fabulous fashion moments from this season’s shows…. The David Bowie hair at Marios Schwab, Kelly Brook and Stella Tennant on the catwalk at Giles, the paint in hair effect at Alexander Wang and Atuzarra, Aggy’s new shaved look, glitter everywhere and not forgetting the Cowboy and Indian theme at Ashish.

(Giles & Altuzarra)

Well done London, you didn’t let us down!


*images via Style.com & Vogue.co.uk

September 25, 2010   No Comments

London Fashion Week: Designer Connect Five

New York Fashion Week is coming to a close, but have no fear…the excitement continues!

London Fashion Week kicks off on Friday 17th September so get ready for the Geldofs on the front row, reports from the best after-show parties and some great new designers showing for the first time. London is know for having the edgiest new designers as well as a great wealth of established fashion talent so we’re uber excited to see what trends come out  of London for next Spring/Summer!

To celebrate the S/S 2011 fashion shows, here at Shop It To Me we have delved deep and researched the favourite designers of a sample of more than 10,000 women who reside in the United Kingdom. And since a woman’s shopping experience never ends with just one click of the mouse, what else they are most likely to peruse?  For instance, if someone likes Vivienne Westwood or Stella McCartney, what other designers are they likely to be drawn to?

For instance, let’s take the great dame of British Fashion herself, Vivienne Westwood. For women who love Viv, who else do they lust after?  In keeping with her signature style, followers of her label are loyal Brits also loving Alexander McQueen, Topshop and Stella McCartney.

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Likewise, one of the most anticipated LFW shows will be Acne and their contemporary chic approach is reflected in the choice of brands their fans also choose Chloe, Miu Miu, Topshop, Marc Jacobs and All Saints.

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This unique research from Shop It To Me will hopefully widen your interest in new designers or clothing brands – introducing some additional options to your wardrobe for the season ahead.

Check out the list below for little game of what we call Designer Connect Five – sure to keep you busy when you’re in between shows and also a little hint as to what new designers you might want to take a look at depending on who your current favourite is…

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How to read the chart above: Among U.K. women who selected each designer listed on the left hand side, the colored dots represent the other top 5 most popularly selected labels

Other food for thought & new designers to watch:

  • Those eager for Erdem are also likely to have a penchant for Chloe, Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs and DVF
    • New designer Michael van der Ham might be right up Erdem fans’ street with his patterns and textures

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  • The effortlessly British brand, Jaeger, prompts a more cosmopolitan following, with fans of the label also selecting Prada, Jimmy Choo, Karen Millen, French Connection and Ralph Lauren
    • Those who love a bit more of a classic look might want to keep an eye on Simone Rocha who describes her style as ‘modern and romantic’

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  • If you’re a fan of go-to glamour label Issa, it’s more than likely you also be coveting Chloe, DVF, Marc Jacobs and Christian Louboutin this season
    • Mary Katrantzou with her beautiful dresses should hit a nerve with Issa lovers

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  • Fans of the fabulously fashionable Miller sisters, behind cult label Twenty8Twelve, tend to mix High Street and designer pieces, looking to Topshop, French Connection, Marc Jacobs, Chloe and Miu Miu
    • If ‘sophistication with a dirty rugged edge’ sounds like your style try Heikki Salonen

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  • Matthew Williamson admirers maintain their approach to grown-up glamour by choosing complementary brands such as Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Chloe
    • Felicity Brown makes ‘clothes that appeal to women with a sense of drama and romance’* (Sunday Times Style) perfect for those that also like Michael Williamson

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UK members: get access to sales from these great designers year-round

Members of ShopItToMe.co.uk: We’ve curated a list of all of the LFW designers that are available to add to your profile.  Members can access it here and add your favourite brands to your profile so you get sale updates year-round.

September 15, 2010   No Comments