A Love Let­ter To... Zara’s Tro­phy Top

As the high street pays homage to last year’s ÔIT’ top, Max­ine Eggen­berger rem­i­nisces about get­ting the buy ev­ery­one want­edé

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Man Re­peller de­clared it ‘the best top Zara has ever done’. I bought it. As far as be­gin­nings go, it wasn’t dra­matic by any means. How­ever, a year on and my love af­fair with Zara’s cult top has trans­formed into a thing of unadul­ter­ated fash­ion pas­sion that in­ten­si­fies with ev­ery wear.

Af­ter it sold out in a mat­ter of days, I knew I was lucky to get my hands on the em­broi­dered hero piece last sum­mer. The fact that women have since propo­si­tioned me with cold.hard.cash for, quite lit­er­ally, the clothes off my back says more than words ever could.

As if by magic, a sim­i­lar top then cropped up on Is­abel Marant’s SS16 cat­walk (four months af­ter Zara’s in­car­na­tion hit the shelves) and now the Great Bri­tish High Street has fol­lowed suit with of­fer­ings of its own. My in­sa­tiable sar­to­rial hunger means I want the lot, but none score my heart quite like the Zara orig­i­nal I’m #blessed to call my own. Smug? Most def­i­nitely.

Le­an­dra Me­dine, AKA Man Re­peller

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