The Spring-Summer 2018 luxury designer collections are already available online for pre-ordering, and they’ll be hitting the floors of upscale department stores and brand flagships in another couple of weeks. So what should you buy this spring to be totally on-trend? We mean really, truly, deeply on-trend. If you consider yourself to be highly engaged in fashion, and you’ve got the resources to go for it, what should be on your shopping list this spring? We’ve prowled around, and read a ton of fashion articles, and discussed this pressing matter among ourselves. And we’ve pulled together a curated list of what we consider to be the 5 most important on-trend pieces for the upcoming season. These aren’t investments – they’re highly likely to come and go within a handful of months. But they’re completely of the moment. And they’re also So. Much. Fun. Here’s how to be totally 2018.
The Spring-Summer 2018 luxury designer collections are already available online for pre-ordering, and they’ll be hitting the floors of upscale department stores and brand flagships in another couple of weeks. So what should you buy this spring to be totally on-trend – but that will blend nicely with what’s already in your wardrobe? If you consider yourself to be moderately engaged in fashion, or you’re just really busy, and you’re not trying to get photographed for someone’s street style Instagram page, what are the no-regrets investment purchases that should be on your list this spring? The Dandelion Chandelier Style Council has prowled around, and read a lot of articles, and discussed this pressing matter extensively. Here’s the curated list of what we consider to be the 5 essentials for the upcoming season.
Here at Dandelion Chandelier, our phones have been blowing up for the past week with communiques about the new spring-summer 2018 merchandise that is already available for purchase. Begone, bomb cyclone! Away with you, polar vortex! The sub-zero temperatures, howling winds and snow drifts of January cannot keep warmer temperatures at bay forever. And as always, fashion leads the way, giving us the first harbingers of spring just when we desperately need them. Just looking at the new accessory collections has totally lifted our moods this week – the bags alone have us whistling a happy tune. Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve seen and what we love so far.
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Shopping List is our monthly overview of the essential items to have on your acquisition radar right now – what they are, and where to get them. We’ve done the scouting so you don’t have to. The key word in luxury shopping in January for many people is SALE (or soldes). In New York and London, the luxury department stores and powerhouse luxury brands have already put everything from fall-winter on deep discount (think 75% off). January 10 is the start of the sale season in Paris (it’s always the second Wednesday in January). If you’ve been stalking anything all season that’s totally fabulous but was priced well out of reach, this is your last chance to swoop in and grab it. We just got a note from one of our favorite sales associates that a dress we longed for that was originally priced at $19,000 is now down to $6,000; another has dropped from $11,000 to $3,300. Not cheap, but a whole lot more affordable – and they’re available …
Procrastinators of the world, your time is now. We’re within T minus 10 days of Christmas, and you haven’t even started your holiday shopping. You know who you are, and we know how you feel. Fear not. Some of our far-flung correspondents are in the same boat, and they’ve been researching holiday gifts that can be procured at the last minute that will actually appear to have taken weeks of preparation and planning. Done properly, a luxurious gift that you buy within 10 days of the holiday can appear to be something that you’ve been working on for months. The key to it all is one simple word: personal. Not necessarily personalized – personal. For next year, you can check out our list of customized and bespoke luxury holiday gifts that require up to 16 weeks of lead time to produce. But that’s for another day. Let’s deal with the situation before us right now.