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01-08-2009
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The Convenience Store - London
they finally got their web page up and they're having a huge sale!! too bad they don't carry men's

http://theconveniencestorefashion.co.uk/

A.F. Vandevorst-


Ann-Sofie Back


Boudicca-






Gareth Pugh-


Rick Owens-


i've always heard about their reputation but my what a haven of goodies they got

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01-08-2009
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and this branquinho sunset print dress that i adored!!



its sad she's no longer in business....she made so much immaculate stuff.

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02-08-2009
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i've never heard of this shop thank you

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02-08-2009
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and check this out-they even carry archive pieces...this is a jurgi persoons stitched top paired with gareth pugh(very interesting....kind of has an old-world medieval feel paired with a futuristic medieval approach)


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anne-valerie hash knitted dress from what i believe is from 2003.


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An online shop that stocks Boudicca and old Persoons pieces is the death of me

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04-08-2009
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Not to mention that the "shopkeeper" Andrew Ibi is an absolute pleasure and will not hesitate to encourage you to play dress-up (even if you're broke)!

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Not to mention that the "shopkeeper" Andrew Ibi is an absolute pleasure and will not hesitate to encourage you to play dress-up (even if you're broke)!
Agreed, Had contact via e-mail and he is a pleasure to do business with

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An online shop that stocks Boudicca and old Persoons pieces is the death of me
haha...we live in a similar world darling

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11-08-2009
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Don't worry we're working on the mens!
This bloody recession is spoiling all of our fun now! Thank you for all of your positive comments. We're doing our very best to move fashion forward. If you're ever near 'The Tower' feel free to pop in and say hi!

We may gone online this season, what do you think?

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What an amazing selection!

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13-08-2009
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andrew,firstly,ty for posting!! really happy to hear that. and the online shop would be a fantastic idea! in fact,for those of us who don't reside in the UK it would actually be a welcomed pleasure because i don't see many of the talents you guys carry online except perhaps in japan. please be aware too,archive selections will have our eyes gleaming and most likely a nice credit card work-out i've only seen one online shop that ever offered archival stuff....apartment in berlin.

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07-09-2009
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Online Shopping!
That's just what we needed to hear. When I set the store up I wanted to encourage the experience of shopping - and so the destination. Now I feel the lack of etail only alienates a customer base abroad and at home. So the good news is, we are building a website for sales launching on the 1st November. It will contain Current, Archive, Collectibles and Artefact.

We are currently working on an installation for the on/off exhibition (LFW) to explore the idea of fashion and sell by dates, we are trying to measure the value of an item if it remains unsold but has future fashion context. Let's imagine a Rick Owens Architectual Leather from AW08 runway, made in limited numbers and iconic or a Pugh armour dress. Fashion and economics are currently dictating a desperate dip in price, I'm arguing it's value may actually increase with time if preserved in mint condition. The value being it's complete unavailability. What do you think?

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10-09-2009
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andrew is a great guy, and the store's location near trellick tower is EPIC.

archival stores: 127 Brick Lane is already doing a nice business with their stock of old margiela and helmut lang (guilty as charged), but i can't see the prices going up and over their retail, or even holding steady over the years. perhaps if it was really a landmark piece and produced in tiny numbers by somebody like rick owens, it could work.

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for me,i think it really depends on the work and one's personal taste. because what some may not deem special years from when the work is created could be completely different for the other. something that's truly special....maybe something with a more artisanal,made-to-order approach i would say could increase in value. and as you said something really outstanding...like one of a.f. vandevorst's cocoon cape-coats or margiela's wide-shouldered smoking jackets....and even something like jurgi persoons who made very wearable things but had such an unusual style with his 'nervous' top-stitching and handmade detailing. remember those coats he did in '99 with the shredded frills?

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