I heart COS
…COS they humbled me and my opinionated ways when I was first skeptical about the concept of COS (first impression: 'pricy, simplified H&M') and I did a 180 degree turnaround to being a converted fan…
…COS for S/S 09 their sheeny shiny skirt is a delicious shade of blue and with its chunky elasticated ruched waist, it's dying to be clashed with hot pink, coral orange, mustard, emerald and all other brights lurking in my wardrobe…
…COS a sheer knit skirt is crying out to go over neon hot pants and yes, I'm investigating La Senza and sex shops for options despite the fact that people might laugh when I ask 'Um do you have hot pink hot pants?'…
…COS I haven't worn a matching skirt and top in a loong time since my Minnie Mouse sweater and skirt combos that I busted out with when I was 9 and I just might start with the mustard square blocked ensemble…
…COS a nude silk dress that's already been expertly draped and twisted saves me from trying to wrestle with slippery chiffon in my DIY attempts…
…COS there's grey jersey…in a short sleeved jacket…that needs no further explanation really…
…COS their 50% off sales don't mark down the prices on the tags and it gives me joy halving prices in my head…
…COS they're expanding with more stores in London (but why not go State-side or further afield in the UK?) which means more chances of COS action…
…COS the quality is VISIBLY noticeable and gives me delusions that I'm some sort of sensible shopper and taking my quarter of a century age seriously….



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  1. Isabelle

    2009-01-13 at 10:45 PM

    Yup, COS is my fave high street store. The staff in there are really attentive too, makes shopping fun.

  2. The Fashion Pinko

    2009-01-13 at 10:58 PM

    I wish they had an online store, for those of us state-side. I MUST have that sheer skirt and grey jacket, it looks like something Loeffler Randall might have done.

  3. Mary

    2009-01-13 at 11:00 PM

    also love their new colors and presentation

  4. Amy

    2009-01-13 at 11:05 PM

    it so simple, but not in a bad way.
    i love the sheer skirt.

  5. Alicia/InstantVintage

    2009-01-13 at 11:07 PM

    OOOH! Pretty stuff! I don’t know if I could do that sheer skirt, but I really like it.

  6. kirsty lee

    2009-01-13 at 11:12 PM

    am a big fan of cos and several of these pieces. my only gripe is the sizing. everything comes up very big and there are many people shorter/skinnier than me.
    still, the drapey dress on the bottom right will be investigated.

  7. Fruchtzwerg

    2009-01-13 at 11:13 PM

    Pure Perfection, I love the nude silk dress. I can’t wait for more campaign pictures.

  8. susie_bubble

    2009-01-13 at 11:14 PM

    I actually like the slouchy fit of things… ripe for layering up!

  9. First Lady of MADE

    2009-01-14 at 12:09 AM

    i love simplicity of it all. thank you for sharing!

  10. Brigadeiro

    2009-01-14 at 12:26 AM

    Ooh! I too wish they had an online shop, I always love their pieces when I get to see them online or in a mag, and am sad I didn’t get time to pop my head in when I was last in London. Hopefully this year! 🙂

  11. SOS!

    2009-01-14 at 12:29 AM

    The colors are beautiful, especially that blue skirt..
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  12. Yvonne

    2009-01-14 at 1:03 AM

    i like the model’s austere look. and the simple lines and colors.

  13. KD

    2009-01-14 at 1:22 AM

    I love COS! If only we had it in the US, sigh. But I will not say that ever again about COS on your blog because I know it must get very annoying to have Americans constantly complaining about Brits-only stuff.

  14. Selina Jervis

    2009-01-14 at 1:36 AM

    i dont heart COS cos… they don’t have stores outside London! boo!

  15. Jill

    2009-01-14 at 1:49 AM

    It’s nice when things change your mind for the better. I like the colours they use a lot!

  16. Nadia

    2009-01-14 at 1:57 AM

    It’s minimal and sophisticated.I can imagine Michelle Obama in the blue dress and the grey jacket like top. Cant wait for the 20th Jan to see what she will be wearing. Anyways City magazine are looking for fashion interns and concepts Nyc are looking for fashion design assistant.

  17. Anna

    2009-01-14 at 2:11 AM

    I do love the colors, even if the shapes are a bit too avant-garde for my tastes.

  18. Lily M

    2009-01-14 at 3:59 AM

    I love this stuff!(especialy the blue skirt you are totally right It is asking for hot pink!

  19. The Six Six Sick Girls

    2009-01-14 at 4:04 AM

    Ah, another store we desperately need to open stateside…I’m so jealous…

  20. Carrie Leber

    2009-01-14 at 4:31 AM

    wow – really interesting, but I must say I hope we don’t see a bunch of women walking around with that sheer skirt on.

  21. Coco

    2009-01-14 at 5:30 AM

    Hey, loved your thoughts, the clothes were beautiful. It seems you are really into fashion do you know where I could purchases the Vogue spring -summer collections book?
    Thanks, If you are into makeup and beauty check out my blog

  22. lisa

    2009-01-14 at 6:03 AM

    love the electric blue dress.
    + that grey jersey. short-sleeve.blaze.
    ah no access to COS!!!
    SUSIE. you are forever an inspiration.

  23. giancinephile

    2009-01-14 at 6:22 AM

    The simplicity of the design that ensures a maximum impact seemingly defines COS for me…

  24. kim

    2009-01-14 at 7:28 AM

    Thanks for the pictures! I had a go at their sales this weekend, I had so much fun and found so much stuff. I’m already looking forward to their SS collection now 🙂 (On my wishlist: that first top, that blue skirt and dress, the mustard outfit)

  25. Choo

    2009-01-14 at 9:17 AM

    Cos is nice.And the colors are greate,too.

  26. Rosanna

    2009-01-14 at 9:43 AM

    That sheer skirt is pretty cool but its that blue skirt that I’m in love with! 🙂

  27. Ambroisine

    2009-01-14 at 10:27 AM

    Oh i’d love so much to have COS in France 🙁
    The new collection looks awesome, great colors !

  28. Saskia

    2009-01-14 at 10:51 AM

    now that’s what i have in mind when thinking of svedish design! pure, loose fit, smart little details. wow, love it, esp. the asymmetric cuts.
    when will those styles be available in stores i wonder?

  29. giggleness

    2009-01-14 at 12:50 PM

    love some of those looks. 🙂

  30. zuzana

    2009-01-14 at 1:41 PM

    i love that kind of expression on models’ faces… just a scent of smile, and all the chemistry is gone.

  31. Allure

    2009-01-14 at 2:01 PM

    I wish we had COS here…Zara is attempting something similar with Uterq√ºe but it doesn’t look as good.

  32. Hapsical

    2009-01-14 at 2:21 PM

    Might have to go and check-out COS now..

  33. Amy May

    2009-01-14 at 3:20 PM

    This stuff is amazing, I’m very impressed. even though I’m at school in Bond Street, I still (STILL!) haven’t been to the Regent Street store. Must get on that next time I have some pennies.

  34. topbird

    2009-01-14 at 4:05 PM

    I’m loving this new spring/summer line-up – you beat me to a post!
    Have you seen their new lilac tights? Such an amazing colour and just perfect for wearing with all their new blues and nudes.
    Must confess I went a bit nuts in their sale. xx

  35. Mhairi

    2009-01-14 at 4:29 PM

    I love Cos I live in Glasgow but always go on a London shopping expedition once a year with my bf, he loves it too its great to have a shop that we can both shop in !

  36. pretty face

    2009-01-14 at 4:31 PM

    Very punny! 😉 x

  37. Anonymous

    2009-01-14 at 5:30 PM

    I just wish they had an online store.

  38. pam

    2009-01-14 at 8:36 PM

    I love that tulip-ey dress, though it shows off the inner thigh which is pretty much my worst asset. cneeon had something similar a few seasons ago.
    I really love sheer shirts. If I ever had the courage, I’d stock up on those and some VPL pants

  39. floraposte

    2009-01-14 at 9:12 PM

    Very curious about the texture of that blue skirt. The sheen of it is making me think of some weird satin/leather hybrid!

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  41. mikyandstyle

    2009-01-15 at 8:24 AM

    the colors are sooo nice!

  42. atelier

    2009-01-15 at 9:43 PM

    I am looking forward to going to London again, and one of the reasons -among many others- is to go to COS, everything there looks soo cool! I feel really jealous! Here in Spain we don’t have yet…:(!

  43. Katlin

    2009-01-17 at 3:19 PM

    Love the simplicity + little details. Will have to check out this stuff more often!

  44. ColourPiano

    2009-01-19 at 4:08 PM

    Where did you find these images? Love cos, in fact I might work for them in the new store. I did some more research online, but I didn’t find the images you post.

  45. ColourPiano

    2009-01-19 at 4:13 PM

    Where did you find these images? I love COS, in fact I might work for them in the new store. I did some more research online looking for images but couldn’t find the ones you have posted.

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    2009-09-02 at 5:03 PM

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