Sunday, September 30, 2007

Smash and Grab Robberies

Luxury goods have become so expensive in London that robbers are blatantly smashing their cars through to front windows and doors of boutiques and making off with whatever they can grab. Here's a robbery caught on tape.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Target at Selfridges - Oxford circus

Target has mastered cheap chic.

Selfridges is just chic.

So when Target sets up a boutique in Selfridges selling the line Alice Temperley designed for their Go International collection, it makes me wonder it they're trying to reach out into a more exclusive market. Perhaps their "fashion for all" philosophy is on its way out?

On a more positive note, perhaps this is Target's first foray into the UK market & the company is positioning itself early so as not to be seen as just another ASDA. I read in the Financial Times that Target has been having troubles with ownership of it's bullseye logo in the UK and Europe. Perhaps the time is ripe for Target to open a shop in London? Watch this space for future developments.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Primark - Hackney Central

I have a love/hate relationship with Primark, love because I love cheap trendy clothes, hate because I hate myself when I buy cheap disposable clothes made by exploited workers in third world countries.

This is a typical shopping day at Primark, Mare Street. Need I say more?

365-371 Mare Street
E8 1HY
0208 9852689

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Trimmings

The selection is adequate. The prices are not great, but it is a one stop shop for trimmings, sew on decals and patches, zippers and buttons.

10-12 Winsley Street, London, W1W 8HQ
Tel: 02076 370307

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Canary Wharf Mall - Canary Wharf

This sign graces the doors of all four shopping malls that make up the mall at Canary Wharf. It's a WiFi zone; good that seems progressive. No rollerskating or smoking is allowed; that makes sense. What about the other symbol? No hard hats? No site clothing? Am I the only one who thinks this is horribly classist? Shame on you Canary Wharf!