Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Personally, I have no memories of Father’s Day. It was only ever just a normal day – nothing to see and nothing to celebrate.

However, I have always thought that shopping for your dad is easy. Come on, it’s basically buying a gift for your older self.  We like practical gift, we like to fix shit, we like to smell good and look good and that should be easy enough, right?  Wrong. I browsed a couple of sites this weekend and came up with my most wanted list (for my older self).

Happy Socks. Available from Stuttafords, countrywide.
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SPICEBOMB by Viktor & Rolf.
A fragrance that will blow you away at first smell with chilli and saffron but later reveals notes of grapefruit bergamot and leather. It’s a strange combination but it works, it’s one of my favourites.
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Jawbone UP System available at Kalahari.com

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Phillips Bodygroomer available at Takealot.com
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s CR7 underwear and socks, exclusively available from Edgars

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Breaking Bad available at Wantitall.com
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Edcon set to launch Express in South Africa

Edgars is fast becoming the biggest fashion retailer with its inclusion of major fashion brands in their stores. First they brought us Topman, Diesel, Guess and Tom Tailor.  The latest and one which I am really excited about, is  U.S fashion apparel brand, Express.

For more than 30 years the Express brand has offered a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, wear to work and going-out occasions.

The brand is expected to launch as a store-in-store concept at select Edgars locations by the end of 2014 as well as a stand-alone Express Shop.

Here are some of my favourite items from the Express online store.

 

Blazer Cardie Hoodie Star print

One site that houses everything that you’ll love, one site that will rule your wallet… if you’re not too click-happy.

I was recently introduced to the latest online fashion store, Stylemology.com 
To me, it wasn’t just another online store, it actually evoked emotion ( apart from making me really, really warm on the inside over everything that I saw on the site) but it took me down memory lane to my days spent abroad, where I used to “ooh” and “aah” at the cutting edge fashion that Europe had to offer. Trust me, the fashion is that good.

The online store has its roots in South Africa and was formed by a group of local entrepreneurs.  Bent on bringing exclusive fashion items to the masses, the store  is also armed with an out-of-this-world e-commerce site that offers you a safe and sleek shopping experience.

The fashion
The store has a clearly defined mens and womens range that caters for the trend-conscientious and ever-evolving fashionista and fashinosto.

The store houses some never-seen-before haute couture for the street with concessionary brands like ElevenParis, Shutz and Revolution to Private Label Brands (and proudly South African) Apologies Aside (a funk odyssey), Sgt Pepper (hipster galore)  and Golden Lace Club (jaw-dropping shoes).

Around the world
Yes, global fashionistas, the store caters for you. Click, double-click and your parcel will be on your way even to Australia and Europe! How’s that for global takeover?

Have a look around the shop at www.stylemology.com, follow them on Twitter for the latest updates or have a look at their awesome Pinterest board.

These are my favorite looks that can be found in store now.

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Apologies Aside

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Apologies Aside

Sgt Pepper Bradford Shirt

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Sgt Pepper Abner Tee

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For the love of bargains

I make no excuse that I, like any of you, love a bargain. I have ventured into the world of online shopping and although I haven’t ordered a piece of clothing online, with the sudden sprout of some very attractive online sites I might just.

I was introduced to Runwaysale.co.za by a colleague of mine and they stock some great brands like Levi’s, Country Road, Sisley and MaxMara.

They offer weekly flash sales and which at deafening on the time of the month, offer pretty pictures and month end, a gratifying online shopping experience.

Check them out on www.runwaysale.co.za
Enjoy!

Fareed