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…


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


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


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


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…


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….




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


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


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…






Raf Simons blinded me momentarily…


Christian Astuguevieille is an amazing new jewellery addition…


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…


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


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…


*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

    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?
    Maybe they’re modified versions…. they defintiely weren’t wearing the gown…

  9. Laia

    2009-01-17 at 12:08 AM


  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!?

  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 🙂

  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!

  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!

  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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