You may not believe it – given my predilection for fashion – but I’m not a huge fan of hitting the shops. The crowds do my head in, sales people are often bored or snarly (or both), the full-length mirrors in changing rooms seem to delight in amplifying all the physical nooks and crannies I’d rather ignore, and I can never find shoes I like in my size.
I do, however, love snapping up my favourite bits and pieces online. There are loads of sites I use, but FarFetch.com has to be one of my favourites. The concept is brilliant – I get to browse through 70 (and counting) of the world’s best boutiques without having to worry about all that above mentioned bumph.
FarFetch.com have just revamped their site too, which makes it much more user friendly and creates a fashion community of sorts. I love checking out the luxury clothing (I must have these Ann Demeulemeester wedges) and the designer skirts are to die – or dye – for (this Dries Van Noten midi is at the top of my wish list).
In addition to the Luxe pieces, you can also search Lab for upcoming design talent, such as Mary Katrantzou and Louise Gray, and Contemporary for diffusion, denim, and urban clothing, including T by Alexander Wang and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
And when I get bored of the browsing (yeah, right…), I love reading visiting the People page. It satisfies my sticky-beak urge to perfection.
There’s nothing I can do about it. I’m seriously addicted. Click here to see what I mean.
Product images courtesy of FarFetch.com. All other images © Kate McAuley