Market Hi Jinx

Market Hi Jinx

I had a rare afternoon off so it was off to Dover Street Market to check out the biannual transformation of the store to make way for the treats they have in-store for S/S 09…
…got there and there was a bit of a crowd gathering outside.  Turns out Nigo (of Bathing Ape fame…) is coming into town to sign a book there…. me thinks they might be still waiting as we speak seeing as Nigo hadn't even touched down into London yet.  Oh well, the things Bathing Ape-obsessives will do…

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Inside, a giant black octopus has taken over the main window…

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Down in the basement, despite my love of Ferragamo's Vara Bow pumps, I'm loving these archive pieces too…

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Loewe is a new addition to the basement… something to do with Stuart Vevers' pop input me thinks…

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A surprising new addition for S/S 09 is a Pokit (love their store on Lamb's Conduit Street) concession up on 4th floor… it's a casual take on made-to-measure suiting in colourful jumbo cord…

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Alber Elbaz is fast taking over the third floor with the Lanvin display.  For S/S 09 he's gone for a web chat scenario between two gals (stylish guy in the background is merely there for eyecandy…)…Alexandra and Fabienne….

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Zoom in and ye shall see the webchat going on over the Lanvin customised iMac desktop…

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Stephen Jones hats also moves to third floor onto some neon branches…

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This isn't something new but I've not yet posted pics of the wonderful shoe lounge that is Dover Street Market… where they have asked Les Trois Garcons restauranters/antique dealers to mix their weird and wonderful finds with shoes… it's like a fantastical surreal junk shop when shoes by Bruno Frisoni and Nicholas Kirkwood are interspersed with OTT nick nacks…

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Raf Simons blinded me momentarily…

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Christian Astuguevieille is an amazing new jewellery addition…

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I like to go into the Dover Street Market corner of Alaia and just breathe in Alaia fumes… there's no website and rarely anybody waxes lyrical about the hard-to-find-images of the collections online so I'll take this opportunity to just yelp a little over the shoes…

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…and yelp a LOT over the pastel and grey colours of the knitted summer dresses…

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Last bit of DSM madness… only from Rei's head* could a mouse/rabbit/doll hybrid creature in a Victorian nightgown with a flashlight as a head exist…

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*EDIT: As some readers have pointed out this is indeed the Grace doll that Jun Takahashi created for Undercover's S/S 09…. looking maybe a little bit bigger (and a tad creepier) than the ones I vaguely remember at the installation perched on the mannequins shoulders…here's Jun putting one together…

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  1. KD

    2009-01-16 at 9:16 PM

    All these pictures are amazing! I especially specially love the Ferragamo shoes.

  2. The Wardrobe Mistress

    2009-01-16 at 9:24 PM

    Hey…
    You’re in on a Friday night too, feeling blue?
    Just wanted to say what’s already been said a thousand times before: gorgeous blog; supreme style. As a blogging newbie, I look to you as “blogging elder” for an example of how to do it right!
    Keep smiling (I’ve had the lurgy forever too)
    The Wardrobe Mistress xx

    • Amberly

      2015-01-12 at 8:50 PM

      Full of salient points. Don’t stop bevnilieg or writing!

  3. The Burlap Smack

    2009-01-16 at 9:39 PM

    lovely! makes me wish I were in london…with more funding…

  4. Lara

    2009-01-16 at 10:48 PM

    Thanks for such great pics! I love how it was all styled. The last picture is really my favorite! How wonderful would it be to own that dollie!?

  5. naboonies

    2009-01-16 at 11:12 PM

    SO this is how DSM looks like… It’s ec;ectic, original, exciting… So beautiful!

  6. Celeste

    2009-01-16 at 11:15 PM

    I love the jewelry!

  7. Irene

    2009-01-16 at 11:31 PM

    I think the doll is by Jun Takahashi of Undercover.

  8. susie_bubble

    2009-01-16 at 11:36 PM

    Irene: I thought they looked a little familiar.. you talking about the S/S 09 presentation?
    http://www.dazeddigital.com/Fashion/gallery/34/1209/10/Undercover_SS_09
    Maybe they’re modified versions…. they defintiely weren’t wearing the gown…

  9. Laia

    2009-01-17 at 12:08 AM

    OMG SO MUCH STEPHEN JONES IM DYING!

  10. Prêt à Porter P

    2009-01-17 at 12:34 AM

    i always love to see pictures of inside shops or people’s closets.
    the giant octopus! it suddenly just reminds me when i was in elementary school and we built a massive paper mache octopus/squid to hang on the ceiling. it was huge! i mean way bigger than the one here. wow. i havent thought of that in years.

  11. chelsea

    2009-01-17 at 1:15 AM

    I am intregued by the light-face-thing.

  12. rollergirl

    2009-01-17 at 1:23 AM

    ooh, snap! I took the exact same photo of the necklaces!

  13. me

    2009-01-17 at 1:42 AM

    <3 the imac installation... !!!

  14. tom

    2009-01-17 at 1:49 AM

    last picture is from jun takahashi’s undercover 🙂

  15. selina

    2009-01-17 at 2:26 AM

    up until about a month ago i thought dover street market was an actual market, like outside with stalls and stuff…!

  16. enc

    2009-01-17 at 3:38 AM

    Gorgeous layout and setup. The shoes are superb.

  17. Ashe Mischief

    2009-01-17 at 3:48 AM

    This post is so overly stimulating! My mind is going shoes, whuh, shoes, oh god, huge octopus! shinnny, shoes, clothes.
    I love it! But especially the octopus.

  18. Jessica

    2009-01-17 at 4:01 AM

    Amazing displays! I’ve never seen anything like that. The shoes are all beautiful, as are the colors of that rack of dresses.

  19. calamityjem

    2009-01-17 at 4:08 AM

    Great pics as per usual, I especially like the mad hat display stands. The last picture is intriguing to say the least!
    Hope you’ll have a fab weekend 🙂

  20. Deep In Vogue

    2009-01-17 at 5:11 AM

    omg, so much fantastic stuff! wish I was there..

  21. Song of Style

    2009-01-17 at 6:23 AM

    these pictures makes meeh want to have tons of money

  22. The Clothes Horse

    2009-01-17 at 7:49 AM

    You know, I think I like that giant black octupus as much as I like the clothes…I wonder how I can get one of those for my dorm room…

  23. fashion tidbits

    2009-01-17 at 1:41 PM

    it must have been amazing! it’s like a museum in there! you just look and stare at htose wondrous things around you

  24. Katlin

    2009-01-17 at 3:17 PM

    Interesting displays! Love that gargantuan octopus!

  25. First Lady of MADE

    2009-01-17 at 7:10 PM

    thanks for sharing…i wish i was in london!

  26. Flanelli

    2009-01-17 at 7:12 PM

    I think the hats are the most interesting thing here! i also like some of the shoes (some of them are a little bit over the top for my taste).

  27. anne

    2009-01-17 at 7:32 PM

    Dying for the shoes!

  28. natalie dias

    2009-01-17 at 8:58 PM

    i’ve heard only wonderful things about that octopus!

  29. Martin

    2009-01-17 at 10:42 PM

    Just returned to Copenhagen after a trip to London – Your blog/GoogleMap was an awesome help!!! especially the 2nd hand stores! Found some fab retro silver earrings for my GF @ BangBang. I must have almost bumped into you as I left DSM just b4 dark Friday!
    Keep it up – my GF is addicted to you blogg! And you also made it to my favorites now.

  30. Frankie - Swell Vintage

    2009-01-17 at 10:54 PM

    Great post, Susie! I feel like I was there x

  31. shara

    2009-01-18 at 1:30 AM

    I love thea giant black octopus! How much does that cost!?
    S

  32. Anonymous

    2009-01-18 at 4:33 AM

    must get some Alaia. now. who would have thought pastels?

  33. letslivefast

    2009-01-18 at 5:36 AM

    great photos- i love the jewelry!
    ps- come check out our new january style spotlight 🙂
    -MJ

  34. pretty face

    2009-01-18 at 10:45 AM

    Those are some great photos, a really comprehensive look at the place! I just can’t believe I haven’t been here before, it’s definitely on my list now 🙂

  35. TeeEmCee

    2009-01-18 at 11:10 AM

    Great post- lets everyone see what’s going on when we can’t get there! Your style certainly remains!
    stylremainsblog.blogspot.com

  36. Malahierba

    2009-01-18 at 11:44 AM

    Great pictures! you discover us the secret of big fashion shops 🙂

  37. Hapsical

    2009-01-18 at 4:04 PM

    DSM has great brands, cool design, good staff BUT, and I don’t know if anyone else feels this, it’s not an environment that makes you want to buy things.
    I buy quite a bit from the brands they stock but never from them, because I find it a bit too museum like and a bit ‘uncomfortable’ if that makes any sense (nowhere to sit, fiddly changing rooms, quite harsh design and lighting). Maybe I’m just too sensitive!
    http://hapsical.blogspot.com

  38. Deborah

    2009-01-20 at 2:33 AM

    Holy crap I want everything from these pictures!

  39. Infinity

    2015-01-13 at 6:02 AM

    Heck of a job there, it abeoultsly helps me out.

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