Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Shop of the month: M&S

Never again are you to view M&S as the place confined to your gran.

It's gone sexy. No I'm not talking about the lady from the adverts, it's joined up with Sex and The City, Ugly Betty and The Devil Wears Prada designer and stylist, Patricia Fields, to offer us a chance to get some New York chic into our lives.

And with the launch being midnight tonight, it seemed only right that I use it to kick off the first shop/designer of the month feature.

Patricia said she chose the brand for her one-off ‘Destination Style New York’ line because it understood women of all ages. She wants to bring New York's hottest styles to every woman's wardrobe with her 35-piece collection.

Now I have to say right from the off that from what I've seen so far (and it's not very much as it's been kept pretty well under wraps) it's not exactly my thing. But I think some of it's going to be really nice so if you're looking for something special for a night out, it might be worth a try and well it's worth a look anyway - well you've got to really, even if it's just out of curiosity.

For all of you living in and around Loughborough, you'll have to travel to Leicester and Nottingham to see part of the range and Birmingham if you want to see the whole lot. Otherwise have a look online at http://www.marksandspencer.com/

M&S's green credentials aren't too bad either, helping to raise an extra £1 million for Oxfam since it started working with the charity in January.

In case you're out of the loop, the M&S and Oxfam Clothes Exchange offers you the chance to take your old unwanted M&S clothes to your local Oxfam shop in return for a £5 voucher to spend in M&S, redeemable against a £35 spend on clothing, home or beauty products.

So what are you waiting for? This is the perfect excuse to clear out your wardrobe, help charity and get yourself some new clothes for autumn.

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