Archive for February, 2010
So I’ve posted about Prose, Swash, and Vilsbøl de Arce recently and was happy to find that Ssaw, based out of Stuttgart, Germany, carries these lines and more. They have a nice, limited assemblage of items so you won’t be overwhelmed by too many choices. And guys – O.M.G.they have the Prose dress I’m nuts about (see above and click to enlarge)! Unfortunately, I’m a little tied up buying inventory for the Pour Porter shop, so I’ll just have to admire it from afar. They will ship internationally, although at the moment their delivery terms are all in German. Prices are in euros, and you’ll have to forgive me for being too lazy to do the conversions for you today
If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been on a bit of an accessories binge lately. While working on a cut-and-paste wardrobe post over the weekend, I had the pleasure of stumbling across this fantastic Washington DC leather goods shop. Desire for classic handmade leather goods has really grown in the past few years and I’m certainly not immune to this growing interest either. Some of you have probably also noticed the camera-bag-as-handbag trend that’s begun to make an appearance on ye olde street style blogs. This is a trend I actually like! Of course, being a relatively practical person, the leather camera bags that are popping up all over are a bit too small for my daily needs. I much prefer the traditional boxy camera case. Plus, we’ve got quite a few film SLRs at home (four!) that we’ve been aching to use again and the case above would be perfect for any of them, and for toting around my lip balm, wallet, checkbook, keys, etc. when I’m not with camera.
Well, anyways I came across DC based Classic Luggage this weekend and was most impressed by their selection of gorgeous Swaine Adeney leather goods items. I’d love to swap out the giant heavy bags I’m usually lugging around for their camera case or the military wet pack. There’s no price yet for the camera case-they want to gauge interest first before producing it, but there are loads of other equally impressive items that could seamlessly blend into anyone’s wardrobe
I have my long time friend Toyin to thank for this find. Dun Market doesn’t have a huge selection, but what they do have is just ace. I’m particularly crazy for the handbag! They use repurposed, vintage materials to create most of their pieces, which all have an appealing, sensual feel. Several of their pieces use yucca cordage that they make by hand. Dun Market’s wares are the antithesis of fast fashion and I think there’s nothing better than a one-of-a-kind item with such a personal feel. I can truthfully say that I’d wear every item available in the shop! Remember to click the images to enlarge and visit the site to see more
While I’m not particularly crazy about UK label Prose Studio‘s latest collection, I am smitten with their previous one, and looove the dress in the middle
Hong Kong based shop, Kapok was created to serve as the antidote to the traditional mall shop. It certainly fulfills the intention with a selection of simple, but beautiful objects and clothing. While they do ship overseas, they require a minimum purchase of $322, which is a bit disappointing. Still, the site is worth bookmarking if not simply to ogle their changing stock!