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The Press - Zest - - Dress - By Christina Kuntz

WIN­TER STA­PLES

Ready to stock up on win­ter jumpers? Stan­dard Is­sue’s new merino and cash­mere styles are a good place to start. The lat­est collection looks back to Vic­to­rian Lon­don, fea­tur­ing clas­sic styles with a grungy twist in soft greys and bold reds. A unique print fea­tur­ing scenes from Oliver Twist also runs through the range, along with a mix of tweeds, Vic­to­rian ruf­fles, over­sized capes and those oh-sosoft jumpers that are sure to be­come win­ter sta­ples. Se­lect styles are avail­able at Quinns and Lynn Woods, or go on­line to stan­dard­is­sue.co.nz.

SHEN CHIC

WISE MOVE

MIN­NIE COOPER

Lo­cal shoe shop­pers have likely no­ticed some­thing miss­ing at Re:Start Mall – Min­nie Cooper has closed its one and only Christchurch store. With the fu­ture of Re:Start still up in the air, owner Sandy Cooper says they de­cided not to re­new their lease and are in­stead go­ing strong with the on­line store. Check out the lat­est styles – and some good sale bar­gains – at min­niecooper.co.nz.

Beau­ti­ful jack­ets, slouchy trousers and lux­u­ri­ous fabrics – there’s a lot to love about the new Shen collection. Cit­ing French styling as a strong in­flu­ence, Auck­land-based de­signer MaryEllen Pen­der­gast (for­merly of Obi) has kept her fo­cus on tai­lor­ing with sim­ple, yet so­phis­ti­cated styles in base shades of black, navy and ivory. These range from ca­sual merino jumpers to sleek pen­cil skirts, with the black leather-trim styles and the printed-silk tuxedo jacket stand­outs. Find Shen styles at Red­house Bou­tique at The Tan­nery, or go to shen.co.nz to find out more about the brand.

You’ve got to hand it to 3 Wise Men – the menswear brand doesn’t give up eas­ily.It started with a store in His Lord­ship’s Lane, then moved to Cashel Mall, and then Re:Start Mall, and has now opened a new store at Merivale Mall. Fans will find all the brand’s stylish shirts, suits, socks and ac­ces­sories at the new lo­ca­tion.

Sim­ple: Printed blazer, $549, and printed asym­met­ri­cal mini skirt, $269, Shen.

Nice knits: Poor House jumper, $288, Stan­dard Is­sue, Quinns.

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