Sunday, 23 May 2010

Acne maxidress

A note about Acne's extreme stripe maxidress, which I've mentioned before (see post 8 April). The Sunday Times Style featured it today as a 'must-have' item but says that it's sold out everywhere and is selling for 'double on eBay'. Yes, it's all gone from stockists including Liberty, Browns and net-a-porter, but try going direct to Acne's online store: this evening they still have both the black/white and blue/white version in stock in both S and M, price £125 (add on around £7 for p&p). While I don't buy in to some of the other 'wow factor' pieces on the page – leopard-print wedges, leather shorts (!) and a lurid metallic version of the otherwise great Mulberry Alexa bag (at 800 quid) – I do think this is a great dress. It's striking, flattering (no horizontal stripes round your middle), in a super-light yet not-see-through cotton. Being from Yorkshire, I appreciate the fact that you could wear it all year round, making it excellent cost-per-wear value.

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