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.
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.