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27-09-2004
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Pollyanna dot com is full of Japanese fun and wisery this season:

http://www.pollyanna.com/instore_collections.php?

This whole market business sounds alright but a little gimicky...

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Originally posted by faust@Sep 27 2004, 02:13 PM
I hate their sales people by the way. i bought a knit sweater years ago, it pulled the first time i wore it - they didn't want to hear about not only returning it, not even for a store credit, but not even about taking it back to be fixed. I say getting the same piece at a store like Barneys is a better move.
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wow...i've had the exact opposite experience...the barney's people don't really understand the clothes as well and aren't that helpful when you're trying stuff on...

i think i was also working with the manager...so i guess that makes a difference...

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the A?W CDG and Junya collections are both beyond wonderful, I think you should get the skirt softgrey* it's deffinetly a collectors collection

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Originally posted by PrinceOfCats@Sep 27 2004, 08:17 PM
Pollyanna dot com is full of Japanese fun and wisery this season:

http://www.pollyanna.com/instore_collections.php?

This whole market business sounds alright but a little gimicky...
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Thanks for the link, I did like what I saw.

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Quote:
Originally posted by PrinceOfCats@Sep 27 2004, 03:17 PM
Pollyanna dot com is full of Japanese fun and wisery this season:

http://www.pollyanna.com/instore_collections.php?

This whole market business sounds alright but a little gimicky...
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Pollyanna are currently revamping their website so keep an eye on it. They are also taking Prada this season.

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($2050)
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about $1200 here (tax included)
this is a good place for those who like CDG.

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oh my god runner - thats mad how much cheaper it is. It would be almost worth going just to get that.

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you could save that much on air ticket.

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http://www.showstudio.com/doverstreet/

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Visited the Dover Street Market yesterday.

I didn't have a huge amount of times to look araound since I was supposed to be working, but here are my thoughts anyway from my rushed visit.

The shop is in general quite intimidating even for a CDG store. When I went there were hardly any customers and two assistantes on each (of the five) floors. You come out of the lift and they are just looking at you. Also there's so much there that it's difficult to take it all in, but the problem is that if there's no one there other than the assistants, you don't feel relaxed anough to take your time. i did go when it had just opened though so maybe it would be different on a Saturday afternoon.

The store is v interesting. Typically odd from Rei etc. Changing room on ground floor is a big red plastic phone box in the middle of the shop! The clothes stocked are just great, specifically (from what I could see):-

CDG H+ - great (but v exp) Tried on a sweater that cost 525. Thankfully didn't like it!
CDG Homme/Shirt - great too, esp Shirt
CDG Homme Deux - a range of suits and ties for business, previously only available in Japan I think. Actually not that nice.
CDG women's line - amazing, as softgrey has already noticed!
Junya women's line - as above!
Junya men's line - not sure, as stated before, but looks great on the hanger and looks really good quality
Other CDG lines for women like Tricot and CDG CDG, all v nice

Raf Simons for men - not really my style on the whole, but looked absoutely amaxing close up - v high production values I'd say

Lanvin - probably the nicest clothes I've seen for women for ages. Really beautiful.

Hedi S furniture - not v good.

Undercover - not v good. Looks like a fashion student collection which might be Ok if it didn't cost so much. Nice tees for men.

Also loads of other labels, with small selections, like Ann V Hash, James Perse (for men, again nice tees), Fred Perry, other comme clothes with Dover Street logo printed onto them.

There's also a bakery on the top floor and a little cafe, but didn't have time to try.

Overall really fascinating, but somehow I was alittle dissappointed. Maybe too much hype/build up, but for just the comme clothes I think the Paris store is better. The decor etc in DSM is quite plainly done on the cheap, which is fine cos that;s what they wanted, but it does look a bit, well, cheap. Having said all that, you all (or y'al, as some would have it) need to go to check it out - actually I want to go back now!

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Originally posted by runner@Sep 28 2004, 08:18 AM
about $1200 here (tax included)
this is a good place for those who like CDG.
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...omg...i just got a phone call...i may be travelling to japan for business...
i will have to try to wait and buy it there if they still have it...

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thanks for the review johnny...very interesting...sounds like a nice shopping destination... i will allow adequate time to browse and possibly have tea upstairs...that sounds nice...

i'm sure the lanviin is lovely...how was the hedi furniture ?...i know you didn't care for it...but i wonder why?...

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Originally posted by softgrey@Sep 29 2004, 09:43 AM
thanks for the review johnny...very interesting...sounds like a nice shopping destination... i will allow adequate time to browse and possibly have tea upstairs...that sounds nice...

i'm sure the lanviin is lovely...how was the hedi furniture ?...i know you didn't care for it...but i wonder why?...
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Hedi furniture - just very very plain and angular. It's classically minimalist, which has never really appealled to me. I suppose it's just personal, but I thought it was too obvious, a bit of a pastiche on minimalism actually. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for simple well made furniture in quality materials - whihc this was - but just on the eye, I didn't like it.

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thanks a lot Johnny!

softgrey, I think they have that in three fabrics (about the same price, maybe).

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thanks for the review Johnny

soudns very cool, may be there will be more customers other days?

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