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Charles & Keith AW 08/09
Sunday 7 September 2008, 2:31 am
Filed under: - Jo, Off the Racks | Tags: , , , , ,

If you have one or two Singapore fashion blogs on your reader, chances are you would have heard people like Stephie and Dottie of Fashionation wax lyrical about the wondrously affordable and design-savvy footwear and accessories label – Charles & Keith.

I loveee this look with the silver pants and white crisp blazer and shirt. I am so going to get those silver leggings from American Apparel! I’m not sure about sizing though. Help?

All these amazing images are from their lookbook, which I snatched off the shelves in the store, but you can also view them online.

Like the Fashionation girls previously mentioned (argh I really can’t find the link to their post! – help again?) their styling is laudable. Their budget must be pretty admirable too!

I guess they target a really wide range of customers – from teenagers to tai tais (something like socialites) and they are highly successful in terms of branding and selling. They mostly use tall lanky caucasian models strolling the streets of some faraway European city.

Why not a local model, a local venue? I think people should slowly be able to accept local faces or not feel that they water down the image of a brand.

Plus, see what Harper’z Bazaar Singapore did with our landscape!

Via Vogueite

But well, to all those overseas (like The Clothes Horse, if I did not remember wrongly), who want a piece or two of Charles & Keith, their bags, belts, sunglasses and shoes are available online and they ship internationally!

All prices on the website are stated in USD, and they are sadly, more expensive than what we see in the stores, even after currency conversion!

But there is a promotion going on online now! Spend USD100 and get USD10 off – promo code SHOP10, or spend USD120 and get USD20 off – promo code SHOP20

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yes i agree with u that they focus a lot on branding (those ads looks expensive) but their stuff have improved so much. i got influenced by the FN girls and started buying stuff from there too 🙂

Comment by Laila

Thank you for alerting me to their site! I have been madly coveting the shoes from this shop.

Comment by The Clothes Horse

C&K is just love! Their shoes! But sadly; their bags are mostly are “inspired”:S And that spread in HB is just awesome!

Comment by Pen

laila i understand, haha. when C&K first started out i imagined them to be just like Bata. they’ve grown so much, and grown so well!

the clothes horse welcome! i hope you manage to get something from there (: the range isn’t quite like what you see in the stores though 😡

pen yea i see a lot of chanel looking ones in the stores now. but they are coming up with pretty nice original bags too – with the charles and keith plague plastered on it too!

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