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Shopbop sale

Sound the Shopbop sale klaxon!

It’s Shopbop sale time once again, which means it’s your chance to save up to 25% at one of The Fashion Police’s favourite stores – and it’s OUR turn to think, “Damn, why do these sales always come along when we’ve already spent all of our money for the month, and REALLY can’t justify buying one more thing? It’s a tragedy, to be sure. Still, our loss is your gain, so better make the most of it! The discount code is EOTS17, and it’ll get you 20% orders under $500, and 25% off orders over that amount. Don’t forget, you can also get 15% off your first order from the Shopbop app, so just download the app from the iTunes store, and…

Want to get up to 25% off in the Shopbop sale?

Want to get up to 25% off in the Shopbop sale? What are we saying? Of course you do! Well, there’s good news and bad news: the good news is that the sale is on now, and you can claim your discount using the code EVENT17 at checkout. The bad news, on the other hand, is that you’ll have to spend a minimum of $500 to get the full 25%, but luckily you’ll get 20% off on orders under that price, so you still have the opportunity to get some pretty decent savings. The sale runs for two more days, so what are you waiting for? Time to get that new spring wardrobe in stock…

Shopbop 65% off sale!

OK, OK, settle down: you’re not getting 65% off EVERYTHING, unfortunately, but for the next three days at least, you can get up to 65% off at Shopbop by using the code EXTRA30 to get an extra 3-& off the already-discounted sales items. Read to shop? Because we are… The Cosy Scarf Kenzo’s ‘Cosy’ scarf not only lives up to its name, it also comes in five different colours, and would make an excellent Christmas gift  – assuming you can resist buying one for yourself, that is. Kate Spade glitter ankle boots Don’t think you can pull off glitter ankle boots? Well, there’s really only one way to answer that question, and a 40% discount (not to mention that additional 30%)…

Surprise! It’s another Shopbop sale!

Sound the Shopbop sale claxon, officesr! Another flash sale has started, which means you have just three days to claim up to 40% off selected items. Want to see what we’d buy? Well, you’re in luck, because today we’ve done the sale shopping, so you don’t have to. (Er, you DO have to if you actually want to buy the clothes, though, OK? We’re not doing THAT for you, too…) Carven knit mini dress First up, this knit dress by Carven, which has a simple shape, great colour (who needs black or navy when you can have this glorious purple instead, right?), and – wonder of wonders – long sleeves. We don’t know about you, but we’ve had enough of…

Shop the Shopbop October Sale!

You might have been thinking Halloween was the biggest event October had to offer, but actually, no: it’s the Shopbop October sale. Which DOES still allow you to dress up, now we come to think of it: just in a slightly different way. The sale is on now, and runs for three days: you’ll find all of the details above, and if you’re looking for some shopping inspiration, here’s some to get you started… Rag & Bone/Jean Canada Goose  Jonathan Simkhai Cosabella Aquazurra Sorel Kate Spade New York

Michael Kors Cindy bag

The Fashion Police shop the Shopbop Sale

Shopbop’s final sale started yesterday: here are some things we’d buy, if we weren’t totally broke, and under a solemn promise not to buy anything else this month… (And when you find yourself having to make that promise on the 3rd day of the month, you know you’re in trouble, don’t you?) AG RAW HEM LEGGING ANKLE JEANS AG make some of the softest, most comfortable denim we’ve ever had the pleasure of trying. The raw hem on these ones keeps them feeling contemporary, while the length will work as ankle-length on those of you who’re “regular” height, and full-length on petites. MICHAEL KORS Cindy dome cross-body bag For handbags, meanwhile, we can’t go past Michael Kors: a cross-body bag…

flats shoes are not a crime of fashion

Cannes Film Festival plays Fashion Police, bans flats from the red carpet

[Shoes: Net-a-Porter] So, according to reports, some women have been turned away from a screening of Cate Blanchett’s new movie, ‘Carol’m at the Cannes Film Festival, for having the temerity to turn up wearing flat shoes  – and not the kind of flat shoes you might wear to walk the dog, or do the gardening in either: no, we’re talking about the kind of pretty, sparkly flats that wouldn’t be out of place on… well, on the red carpet, actually. Although festival organisers have strenuously denied allegations that heel height is a factor in deciding who should be allowed entry to events, rumours persist, with some attendees tweeting to confirm that people have, indeed, been turned away because of their…

Sizeable shows you what clothes look like on different shapes

When we wrote about Fever London’s ‘Perfect Fit’ campaign, in which they used models in a range of sizes to showcase their clothes, we said that while it was a great idea, it was unlikely it would catch on, due to the logistics of retailers having to photograph each item they sell on multiple models. Well, today we’re having to eat those words, because new website Sizeable has done just that. This Australian brand (Don’t worry, they ship to the UK) uses six different models, of varying heights and shapes: all you have to do is pick the woman whose closest to your own shape, and see her wear the company’s clothes. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible for them…

La Perla’s mannequins have an unacceptable amount of ribs

Fashion’s obsession with mannequins and the size of their plastic bodies continues this week, with the revelation that a mannequin in the brand’s Soho store has been found to have an unacceptable amount of ribs on show. Posting an image of the offending mannequin to his Twitter account, Michael Rudroy tweeted: “How does #LaPerla think ribs on a mannequin is OK?!” Well, apparently they DON’T. Following the Twitter storm that ensued, La Perla issued the following statement: “The mannequin photographed has been removed from the store and will not be used again by any La Perla boutique. We are in the process of redesigning all La Perla stores with a new concept image and the mannequins that are currently displayed…

Would you wear… Peacocks’ £1.99 lace dress?

Last week, UK fashion chain Peacocks rather cleverly managed to drum up some publicity for themselves by selling a dress for the bargain price of just £1.99 – about $3.30, for those of you in the U.S. The dress is shown above: it was a little lace number, available in mint or lilac, and, predictably enough, it sold out so quickly it managed to crash the brand’s website. Not to worry, though: Peacocks have announced plans to repeat the experiment in the future, with other low-priced dresses to come. Our question is: what do you think of them? For those of you worried about the ethics of buying clothes which are cheaper than your morning cappuccino, you can relax a…

Kate Moss for Topshop returns: here’s what the collection looks like

It’s been four years since the last Kate Moss for Topshop collection, but if you thought Kate (Who, lest we forget, turned 40 this year) had hung up her fashion designer hat for good, you have another think coming: the model’s latest collection for Topshop launches on May 1st, and images from the lookbook are already starting to circulate. So, what do we make of the new collection? Well, like the previous efforts, it’s definitely very “Kate”, with some pieces (Such as the yellow chiffon dress) being “inspired” by Moss’s own wardrobe. Yellow dress aside, there’s a definite boho/hippie chick vibe, with lots of paisley print, kaftans and tunic top. There’s also a fair bit of fringing, as the images…

Old Navy Denies Photoshopping Thigh Gaps Onto Plus Size Jeans

Today the style-savvy section of the internet is in uproar over claims that Old Navy have been Photoshopping thigh gaps onto images of their plus-sized Rockstar jeans: the rotters! The image above image comes from the Old Navy website, and there’s no denying the presence of the dreaded thigh-gap. Is it Photoshop, though? Old Navy say nope, just manual pinning of the clothes, to make them fit the mannequin: “At Old Navy we strive to show our customers the most accurate representation of how product fits the body. This includes pinning garments on body forms to show how they will actually appear. While we do remove these pins in post-production, we do not use any photo-altering techniques to deliberately distort…

Do larger mannequins make you feel better about your figure?

Debenhams old-style mannequins, sized 8 – 10 Last week, Debenhams introduced size 16 mannequins (For reference, a UK size 16 is roughly equivalent to a US 12) into its stores, saying that size 16 is the “average” size of women in the UK, and the new mannequins are therefore more representative of its customers. Previously, clothes were displayed on models sized 8-10, which, says Debenhams, is unhelpful to shoppers in the store. “The average British woman is a size 16, but the high street has been showing them clothing on a mannequin that is three sizes smaller – until now,” said Debenhams director Ed Watson. “Having worked on this project for three years, we hope that it will help people…

J Crew will be 60% more expensive in the UK

J Crew opens its first ever UK store in London today, but if you’re hoping to pick up some bargains, you’re probably going to be disappointed, because: a) It’s J Crew, not Primark and b) The brand has confirmed that UK shoppers will be paying around 60% more than their US counterpart, once currency differences are taken into account. Explaining the UK mark-up, a J Crew spokesman said: J Crew is committed to bringing its customers the best possible quality and design of product at the best possible price. We have to take into consideration various taxes, duties, and operational charges that vary from country to country. It is an inescapable fact that these costs in the UK are significantly…

Marks & Spencer admit to deliberately limiting stock levels

Marks & Spencer pink coat Remember THAT Marks & Spencer pink coat? The one we showed you as part of our Autumn/Winter 2013 preview, and which has been described by some as one of the big style hits of the season? Remember how that coat was absolutely impossible to get hold of, selling out the second it hit the M&S website? There is a reason for that, and it’s not JUST that it was a great coat: no, the reason you couldn’t buy that coat for love nor money was also due to the fact that Marks & Spencer deliberately limited availability of it, and other items in their recent lineup, in order to promote exclusivity of the brand. Admitting…

Primark online shopping

Primark online shopping now available at ASOS

Whether you love Primark for the easy access it provides to cheap, fast fashion, or hate it for the very same reasons (The chain’s connection to the Bangladesh factory which collapsed earlier this year has led many shoppers to boycott the brand), as it’s the last of the major high street chains to develop an online presence, we thought it was worth noting the fact that you can now buy a selection of Primark clothing at ASOS.com. Primark fans have long bemoaned the lack of an online store to shop from. Until this week, if you wanted to browse the  brand’s wears, your only option was to travel to the nearest store (Difficult if you don’t live in/near the major…

H&M Conscious Collection

GALLERY: H&M Conscious Collection Partywear

Instead of our usual Dress of the Day column, today we thought we’d bring you a whole lot of dresses of the day. Plus some trousers, shoes, bags and accessories of the day, too. These are all part of the new H&M Conscious Collection, and we have to say, we’re pretty darn impressed. Sure, there are a few pieces of coal amongst the diamonds, but we think the good stuff more than makes up for the bad, and for the first time in a long time, we’re really excited about a new high street collection. Imagine that! As you probably know, the H&M Conscious Collection is H&M’s attempt to rid themselves of their “fast fashion” image (to some extent, anyway),…

Rihanna for River Island campaign

Rihanna for River Island: the verdict

After what feels like the longest build-up in fashion history (well, this year at least…) the Rihanna for River Island collection finally arrived online this morning. We take a look at some of the pieces and ask what you think of them: will you be shopping the Rihanna for River Island collection, or do you think Rih’s gone out of her way to create some crimes of fashion? Let’s take a look… We should probably begin this post by saying that not being part of the demographic that could reasonably be expected to want to dress like Rihanna (and to have the lifestyle to make that possible: i.e. most of this stuff wouldn’t go down well at the office, but…

Isla Fisher as Becky Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic

Can you have too many clothes?

As Vivienne Westwood criticises Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, for having “too many clothes”, The Fashion Police ask: IS there such a thing? Can you have too many clothes, or is it a case of “the more, the merrier”? Becky Bloomwood doesn’t think you can have too many clothes… unless Hugh Dancy says so.  Can you have too many clothes? Vivienne Westwood’s at it again. Last year she criticised Kate Middleton’s eyeliner; this year she says the Duchess of Cambridge has too many clothes, and should wear the same thing over and over in order to help the environment. Guess it must be Fashion Week again, then! “I don’t have any advice to her,” said Westwood, before going on to…