Talking about where to find clothes on the high street when you’re over-40 at work the other day, one of my FABulously stylish (that’s Fifty And Beyond, if you haven’t read Style Forever) colleagues recommended & Other Stories. H&M’s latest brand currently only has one UK shop, on Regent Street, London, but most of the merchandise is available online. I popped in for a nosy when & Other Stories first opened and really liked the shoes, accessories and beauty products, but thought the clothes were a bit Euro Trash and went straight back to COS. Since then, the Swedish brand has used Iris Apfel and Daphne Selfe in its ad campaigns and I like that they champion style over fashion by ‘offering women shoes, accessories, bags, beauty and ready-to-wear to create their own personal style or story.’ Obviously, I needed to pay another visit.
Second time around, I spotted a fine selection of easy-going dresses, flat sandals, sneakers and sunglasses, and some lovely shirts and blouses (see below). The Wavy Print Midi dress (top) is on my holiday list and available HERE. I also noticed the Vans & Other Stories Dalmation print skate shoe (as seen on Daphne) is now available, HERE. And it was good to see a selection of Birkenstocks in store, I’m still wearing my white Arizonas, available HERE.
My FAB & Other Stories style selection:
What’s your favourite high street shop?