Monday, November 17, 2008

This Just in from Heaven

Vintage Dior at the Angels Big Vintage Clothing Sale. Copyright Angels. All Rights Reserved.If you find yourself needing some vintage YSL or Biba, and if you also find your bank account sufficiently malnourished, then you'll be thankful to know the Angels Big Vintage Clothing Sale will set you back no more than dinner and a few drinks at Pizza Express.

Europe's biggest film and theatrical costume company is clearing out more than 30,000 pieces of vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery. All of the pieces (from European or British couture houses or high-street labels) have appeared in TV or film during the past 50 years.

This is the first time in 160 years that Angels has organised a big sale. The organisation took on the BBC Resources Costumes earlier this year, leading to a bit of an overstock/duplicate-garment situation.

So you're going, right? Here are the details…

Date: 6 December

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: Angels Warehouse, First Floor, 3 Boundary Road, Wembley HA9 7ND

Rules: Buy a medium-sized bag (£10), super-size bag (£20) or jewellery bag (£20) and fill to your wardrobe's content. Don't worry - you can buy more than one bag.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Comme for H&M: Hurry Up

Comme des Garcons. Photo Credit: yusunkwon. C.C. License.The woman who designed this now wants you to shop at H&M. Immediately. Rei Kawakubo of the Japanese line Comme des Garçons has created a capsule collection for the high-street retailer, available today at 200 stores worldwide.

The 50-piece collection is heavy on black, white, navy...and polka dots. There's both women's wear and menswear in stock, plus accessories and a unisex scent. Prices peak at £200 but start as low as £15, making Rei's gothic and boundary-pushing style credit-crunch friendly.

Previous H&M collaborations (with designers including Viktor & Rolf and Stella McCartney) have sold out in days. Shoppers went wild when the Comme des Garçons collection debuted at the retailer's new store in Harajuku, Tokyo, on Saturday. Especially those who had been waiting outside since Tuesday.

Get to the Oxford Circus Tube stop immediately.

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