Friday, 3 December 2010
The Glory of South London
My only hope for a fashion fix is making it to Wimbledon if I can get there. Since my style challenge of only designer goods/buys for a year my shopping choices are limited. So far it has been a breeze and my pocket is much happier. I actually feel happier too. I have bought a much reduced Valentino skirt from The Outnet and I did have to buy a lovely vintage dress (unknown designer but not a high st number) from Penny Dreadful Vintage. 'Fraid the Nina Ricci is out of my price range.
I am a proper South London gal. Okay I did first live in Fulham but it was off the Wandsworth Bridge Rd - you see I was heading South. My favourite go to places then were the Kings Road and High St Kensington. I used to think Oxford St was too far north. Mind you Wimbeldon was a bit to far for me and seemingly quite posh in my head but let me tell you it is a place of two halves - downtown, bottom of the hill is all high street and predictability. But up 'top' is the village. I'm not sure how to elongate the word village but phonetically (perhaps) vil-aaaaaaaaage.
Anyway the delights of the Matches shops are key to the many yummy mummies lives in the surrounds. I love the dedicated Max Mara shop, if only one was allowed to put the coats on and roll around on the floor. The marvellous thing is the customer experience. One can just pop in, in any garb because it isn't Bond St etc. You can, if you fancy, hop off your horse and pop in - perfect.
Mind you seeing how weather is going I'll be lucky if I manage to get dressed, am running out of socks and proper warm clothes.