The Net-a-Porter sale began in early November and 2 months later it is still going strong. So many items are marked down, classic pieces that will stay in your wardrobe for a long time. While lots of the in demand designer shoes and bags have sold out, there are still so many good things left and now they are marked down as much as 70%. Plus they keep adding new items to the sale. I got the Paul and Joe coat in the sale (I’m wearing a 34), and I get so many compliments on it every time I wear it. I also had got the white Agolde turtleneck in the sale (but strangely it no longer seems to be on sale? Ugh!) and the Boyy bag.
Anyway, here are some of the items I’d love to buy, organized by category!
Coats and jackets:
Boots and shoes (so many Isabel Marant styles):
Jewelry (including my Alessandra Rich earrings!):
Clothing (Ulla Johnson and Ganni!):
I am a very avid and loyal Net-a-Porter shopper. If I have a choice, I always will buy my designer pieces from Net-a-Porter over any of the other luxury retailers like Farfetch, Ssense, Matchesfashion, mytheresa, etc. If you become an EIP at Net-a-Porter, you get major perks. For example, they gifted me Gucci loafers for my birthday, I get invited to some amazing events at their NYC offices, and best of all, I get to shop early in pre-sales as an EIP and enjoy greater markdowns than everyone else.
My loyalty to Net-a-Porter has definitely evolved over time! I started shopping from Net-a-Porter in about 2005 or 2006 when I was living in London and single, working as a lawyer. I had disposable income (no husband or children yet), and was earning a big salary for just one person. Of course, I did not save as much of that salary as I should have (!) and instead, started my beautiful, long term relationship with Net-a-Porter! By then, Net-a-Porter had been around for about 5 years – it was founded in London by Natalie Massenet in 2000 – and it was becoming more popular in London. The idea of it was a true novelty – clothes, bag, shoes or jewelry delivered to your doorstep or to your office same day, always glamorous luxury items packaged in sleek black shopping bags with tons of black tissue, by chic black minivans! What service! Honestly, it was genius.
You have to realize, at that time, especially in London, there were no door-to-door deliveries, except for the Chinese or Indian takeaway on a Friday night. If you wanted to shop, you had to traverse the tube or the bus to a high street to stores like Whistles, LK Bennett, Next, River Island, Zara, or if you were going big, you had to go all the way on the Central line to Bond Street and visit Selfridges. There were limited sizes and styles (as there always are when you shop in person) and shopping was more of an event – not really something you could do from your office desk or on Sunday night in front of the TV (and by the way, your Sunday night TV was not on Netflix on demand, you were watching the regularly scheduled programming of BBC 3 or ITV and that was it!). Although ASOS was also starting up at that time, and I do remember placing some online ASOS orders back in those days, I certainly did not shop online very much. Oh how things have changed. No longer am I spending my Saturdays dressed up, meeting my girlfriends at Selfridges spending the day shopping with champagne. Although that was fun, more often now I’m shopping online. I love the convenience, and more than any other retailer I love Net-a-Porter (especially their sales)!
Thanks for reading!
Photos by Mike Kobal
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