24 January 2011

Go Westwood -- Where To Find

Vivienne Westwood is one of my all time favourite designers. However, here in the US the outlets for her designs are limited at best and likely last season. So I did a little research to find UK sites that ship to the US in order to find not only the latest but what would suit me best.

I fell in love with this asymmetrical tie waist dress and found it on Stripes Fashion UK more than half the price Net-A-Porter was selling it, so of course I couldn't resist!

It came packaged lovely and even included a hand written note!

The front, notice the long "tail" in back, I love the look!

This is the back of the dress -- my waist is so small that I can tie it in front creating another look!

I did well on Net-A-Porter when they had their first reductions. But frankly I'm annoyed that one of the dresses I really want is on their UK site and won't ship to the US. Grr!



I got these two dresses on Net-A-Porter's first reductions. Love the versatility of both!

The next site I found with an extensive collection of Vivienne Westwood, including handbags, jewelry, shoes, as well as menswear was Hervia. I've ordered three dresses from them and the prices come close to the price of one dress on Net-A-P0rter or Zappos Couture! They offer free worldwide shipping on orders over 100GBP, and have amazing sales (some items are still on sale at this writing!) Again, I was very pleased with my purchases from them although shipping time seems to take longer than usual.


This is the first dress I got from Hervia on their great sale (ignore my wonky mannequin -- one of the best things about VW dresses is that you can twist them around to make interesting shapes!)

I'm currently (read that as anxiously) awaiting this dress from Hervia. Can't wait for it to arrive, reminds me of Tim Burton!

I happen to love dresses, less fuss, no trying to find things that go with various pieces -- just throw on and look great! So I've decided this year I'll spend less on separates and instead by fantastic dresses.

So a little research along with some exchange rates can net you some great deals as well as gorgeous Vivienne Westwood clothing! I hope this helps the VW fanatics out there and you too can net some great deals!

XXX

10 comments:

  1. fucking love westwood!! sadly I don't yet have any of her clothes... these dresses are awesome!! Did get a pretty cool eye ring of hers though... my favourite!!!!

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  2. Do a little research -- these sites have the best prices and most have free international or low cost shipping. You could soon be the owner of your very own Vivienne Westwood!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  3. I'm totally obsessed with black and white stripes at the moment - I blame Gareth Pugh for my obsession, but Tim Burton is also a culprit!

    I'm giving away a great necklace as part of my blog's first birthday. Please pop over and check it out - I think you'll like it x

    http://baroqueboudoir.blogspot.com/2011/01/birthday-giveaway.html

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  4. Stripes in general do me in every time! I saw your giveaway, Happy 1st Bloggy Birthday!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  5. Oh god these dresses are soooooo bloody gorgeous Suzanne - I'm in love with the first one with the tail and would certainly be tempted to twist and play with the shape. Can't wait to see you in these little darlings and I am heading straight for that shop NOW!!!! xo

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  6. Thanks Desiree! I think the first is my fav too, I just love playing around with the style, plus those stripes are so fun! That last shop has some great new items in... sadly my budget is blown for a while!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  7. Hmmm...kismit I have a Westwood striped dress that I'm wearing for X (only you know;)
    Love the color of you walls! Delicious!

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  8. J-- VW will be perfect! You hit it with the wall colour, it's called "pear green"! I'm pleasantly surprised that it's held up so well & love it so much that the kitchen is going to get painted the same colour in the spring! XXX S.

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  9. Hello Idee! I've just read your comments, and added you to the blogroll. Glad I found you, or you found me!

    I agree that we older bloggers would do well to create/foster community- speaking of you are IFB, as am I. My badge on my blog links to my IFB profile so please look me up and send me a friend request.

    I look forward in exploring your blog! -Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud

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  10. Hello Bella! I've just added you to my blogroll as well. I'm glad I found you too!

    I'd really like to be proactive on this topic. Aside from you inspiring me to again try to write my thoughts & compose a coherent post (previously I was too angry about what I saw & wound up with quite a mess of disjointed verbosity) I'd love to work on creating some kind of "Fab Over 40 Blogger" network!

    I'm having a nice time checking out your blog too! Thanks so much for stopping by and your comment. I will definitely be in touch!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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