Dover Street Market reopens and Charles Jeffrey’s new chapter: What’s in fashion?

This week, we’re bringing you a bumper Brit edition, a celebration of the chicest news to emerge from the rainy isles we call home. With just three sleeps to go until our favourite fashion emporiums open their doors again, we’ve got updates on the treats you’ll be met with in-store at Dover Street Market and Browns, the latest on the British Fashion Council’s initiative to distribute community-sourced fabrics to the nation’s budding fashion talent, and a review of London loverboy Charles Jeffrey’s AW21 collection — with a side of some very exciting on the label. We won’t lie; Britain’s felt pretty bleak over the past few months, but in the words of fashion icon Scarlett O’Hara — April 12 is another day! Or something like that. Here’s what’s in fashion.

Givenchy Installation at Dover Street Market London

Image courtesy of Dover Street Market

Dover Street Market disciples, rejoice!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Calling

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Will fitting rooms reopen on April 12?

Following another easing of the UK lockdown rules, many high street and department stores are set to reopen their doors on Monday 12th April. 

Our shopping sprees are set to look a little different in the Covid-era, however, and it’s likely you may have some questions about what shopping on the high street will look like next week. 

Every shopping question answered before you hit the high street…

Q. Will my shopping experience be different?

A. Yes. As well as mandatory face masks, stores will likely only allow a certain amount of shoppers in at one time to maintain distancing, or, will operate a one-way system around the store. 

Q. Are fitting rooms open?

A. Yes, but staff will need to sanitise the fitting rooms between each customer, and stores will likely open fewer rooms to allow for distancing.

‘Clothes that are tried on will be put to one side

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The 8 Discount Shopping Sites Team Who What Wear Actually Use

Discount shopping sites haven’t always had the best reputation, but the truth is that a handful of incredible online places to discover fabulous designer bargains do exist. Being committed shopping fiends, we’ve learnt a thing or two about hunting down pitch-perfect cut-price fashion because our wallets—and the rising cost of rent—demand it.

Essentially, our love of discount shopping was borne out of necessity, but who doesn’t enjoy the thrill of finding something new with a brag-worthy price tag? From sites you might already know about (e.g., ASOS or The Outnet) to more under-the-radar places such as Yoox, we bring you the best affordable designer websites that will stock your wardrobe with the chicest pieces. Keep scrolling for our guide to the best discount shopping sites.

1. Brand Alley

If you head to Brand Alley you can sign up to be the first to know about their amazing designer flash

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Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Mired in $200 Million Retail Rent Fight

Not long ago, major fashion brands were willing to pay ballooning rents just to have a store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Now the world-famous shopping strip has transformed into a battleground between landlords and tenants seeking a way out of pricey leases.

It’s a side effect of the pandemic that’s plagued New York for more than a year. The foreign tourists who were Fifth Avenue’s lifeblood before the lockdown are gone. So, for the most part, are the office workers who might have stopped at a store while hustling by. Boarded-up spaces and “For Rent” signs are multiplying.

The few merchants looking to sign new leases are demanding deep discounts. Some that have been there all along — such as the National Basketball Association, Valentino and Marc Fisher — are embroiled in legal battles with their landlords over unpaid rent.

Along a roughly 20-block stretch of Fifth Avenue, the handful

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