Monday, 30 August 2010
I haven't been snooping at Gap for quite a long time. Probably because they got nothing that catch my eyes unlike the other highstreet stores like Uniqlo and Topman. Gap's are pretty basic that I think most of their stuff is very Americana with the fit that tend to be on the 'loose' side. (except for the slimfit jeans which is cool). And that's why I guess it's not worth visiting the store as frequent as the others.
Anyway, on my way back from H&M I stopped by at Gap just to check what's new since I saw some mannequins being donned with new stuff. And my pick are some of the tee which I didn't see 'em before in my last visit. It's the new Gap London in varsity logo. Last time if I can remember, the Gap London tend to use the print version - so this one is worth buying since the stitching of the words is very nice. The fit is ok and quite acceptable to my standard.
Another piece that's new to the addition is the 'London landmark' t-shirts in white and grey marl. You can see that the monochrome stencils on the front lists out some signature trademarks of London like the Big Ben, the phone booth, Tower Bridge, St. Paul Cathederals as well as the modern buildings like the Swiss Re aka the Gherkin and London Eye. Oh, there're the pigeons too if you looks closer!
Some pieces that I've tried among others include this hooded cardigan that I mentioned in the previous post. My verdict? Yikes... that's all. I don't like the fit which seem to be quite oversized and the marl color that seem pretty cheap. The price is on the hefty side that is not good. :(
I have to say that satchels are definitely the IT bag of the season. Dang... Alexa Chung really has done her job very well when she designed the signature bag for Mulberry this year which made a huge fad on the women's accessories department. When I was flipping around some mag and visited some stores to find bags for my sisters, I can't help but noticed that at least in each store there'll be a satchel on display.
In the September issue of Elle and the latest spread of the ES Magazine, satchels have made an important trend to look out for. From the designer label like Mulberry Alexa and Proenza Schouler, to the highstreet players like from River Island and Debenhams - there's always some for you ladies to choose depending on how you stretch your wallet. I have to say I like the Mulberry Alexa coz it rocks both for casual or to bring it to the office. And with the choices of various colors and finishes, it certainly can make a great investment piece. But if the look that you wanna go for, the one by River Island looks awesome. I happened to check it out recently and have to say the size and finishes is quite good given the price is so much affordable.
Yet, as far as getting one for my sisters - unfortunately they don't fall for anything with fliptop. Probably because they're not living in London where style always changes seasons after seasons. Sadly to say my sisters are much more to the classic look. Or bland. Yikes! (sorry.. :D)
River Island beige distressed synthetic leather
Betty Jackson at Debenhams black leather satchel