There are far too many examples of bad board shorts being worn on the beach for my liking. Every man older than 12 should have a respectable pair of swimming trunks as opposed to calf-length boardies emblazoned with 800,000 logos, slogans and ker-razy pockets. Toggs is an Australian company that specialises in good looking togs for men. They don’t do unnecessary, quirky details, just great colours, patterns and one awesome above-the-knee length. Girls, I reckon this is the perfect present for a brother, Dad, or ex-boyfriend you’re still friends with but don’t want to splurge on. Plus, you can tellClick to Continue!
Photos: supplied The whole country was excited the day that Topshop came to town. The night of the launch, Topshop opening in The Department Store made the 6:00pm news on both channels. Topshop’s arrival appeared in the newspapers, on every online media source, was blared from the radio stations and proclaimed by anyone else with a captive audience. It was big news. Why? Good question. Was it because for the first time, we New Zealanders were able to buy fast fashion? Well, no, we sort of have our own versions (Glassons, Hallensteins, Barkers, MAX etc), plus if we were extra-eagerClick to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe New Zealand Fashion Week closed with a big bang at The Department Store – quite literally. The bass was cranked up so high on the speakers that it was a wonder the windows didn’t explode onto the footpath beyond. Thankfully, the only damage done was to our eardrums. Featuring Karen Walker, Black Box Boutique, Nike and Top Shop, the show was a celebration of all things in season (as in, available at The Department Store right now), so if you like anything you see, head on over to the Shore and snap it up. Katherine Lowe wasClick to Continue!
Topshop Spring 2010 – Photo: Fashion Gone Rogue The commenters had it right – Topshop is coming to New Zealand and will officially open its doors inside The Department Store this April. Following the example of concept stores Opening Ceremony in New York and Incu in Sydney, The Department Store will host Topshop’s first ever New Zealand retail space in the former Michael Lett Gallery spot alongside Stephen Marr (upstairs on the third floor). A selection of Topshop’s brands, including Topshop mainline, Unique and Kate Moss for Topshop will be stocked.According to the press release, Topshop “hand-pick[ed]” The Department StoreClick to Continue!
With Karen Walker outside The Department Store The Department Store is awesome. I’ve been saying so since it first opened. In fact, my exact words were: “What better way to while away an afternoon than a trip to The Department Store. Clothing – check. Knick knacks, furniture, books, art – check. Did I mention the salon? The real peppermint tea? The particularly attractive staff? I’m already petitioning for a second, south o’ the bridge location.” Well now I can say I told you so, and boo the haters who commented that it wouldn’t work, that it would fail, that itClick to Continue!