My Oh My, Mango…

Look’s Max­ine Eggen­berger on how Mango has (rather un­ex­pect­edly) stolen her heart

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One of the amazing things about be­ing a fash­ion jour­nal­ist is that you’re con­stantly be­ing in­tro­duced to su­perex­cit­ing new brands… and you get to jus­tify all shop­ping as ‘re­search’. So the fact that I still end up buy­ing my ba­sics in ap­prox­i­mately three places is not only em­bar­rass­ing (peo­ple can al­ways guess where your out­fit’s from, for one) but also a touch ridicu­lous on my part.

Don’t get me wrong, I flirt with other stores along the way – here’s look­ing at you, H&M and Next – but at any given time I reckon 87.7 per cent of my wardrobe can be traced back to three high street stores.

And then I met Mango.

Nat­u­rally, this isn’t my first sar­to­rial fan­dango with the Barcelona-born out­fit­ter (the brand’s trans-seasonal tro­phy jack­ets have be­come the stuff of leg­end). And yet its AW16 col­lec­tion? It’s next level.

So im­pressed am I that I’m will­ing to put my ca­reer on the line (that may be a touch over­dra­matic) and pro­claim that Mango’s lat­est cam­paign shoot is its best one EVER. Shot in New York, the range fea­tures de­signer-in­spired clob­ber that’d look as at home on the cat­walk as it would in your wardrobe – from could-be-chloé hand­bags (for £19.99!) to on-point leather jack­ets des­tined for street style star­dom. Es­sen­tially, it’s ev­ery­thing you need to look hella good.

Per­son­ally, I’ve been los­ing sleep over the teal jacket – and I wouldn’t kick the gold loafers out of bed ei­ther. Ooh, and the ‘suits all shapes red midi dress’ lay­ered over midi boots? Mango, may I…

So is Mango the new Zara? Is it about to own au­tumn/win­ter 2016? Maybe. All I know for sure is that my name is Max­ine Eggen­berger and I’m a fash­ion four-timer. I’m hav­ing an af­fair with Mango. And I don’t care who knows about it.

Jacket, £119.99 Shirt, £35.99 Belt, £15.99 Jeans, £35.99 (all sizes 6-26) all Mango Jacket 79.99 (Left) Coat, £169.99 Dress, £35.99 Bag, £19.99 (Right) Dress, £59.99 Bag, £19.99 (all sizes 6-26) all Mango

Shoes 59.99

Dress 69.99

Skirt 35.99

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