Speaking of European labels, I've been thinking a lot about Sandro recently.
Sandro is another of those French labels that I would live in if I could. I own exactly one item of Sandro clothing, and while it's beautiful, it's sadly not perfect for every occasion. H1 owns some Sandro clothing also (conveniently, his stuff is almost always perfect for any occasion), but that stuff looks much better on him than it would on me. Thankfully, Sandro is no longer contained to European shores. Along with a slew of my other European favourites, it too has made the move to NYC, meaning that I am free to buy as much as I want from them.
In a manner of speaking, that is, because while Sandro is indeed freely available in the States now, it's not exactly free. Far from. It's not unreasonably expensive – not at all, especially when you consider how carefully-made, long-lasting, and well-designed it is – but it's definitely more than I usually feel comfortable spending.
I am a big believer in buying the most beautiful, well-constructed pieces you can, and if given the choice, would rather own one Sandro piece than twenty items of clothing from H&M**. That said, I'm well aware that it's out of the reach of lots of people*, and that's totally okay. Especially because looking is free.
These are the pieces I'm enjoying just looking at right now (and in the case of the Rappel dress, very, very tempted to buy! It's on sale...and I need*** a new black dress...and it's BEAUTIFUL.)
How about you – was Sandro already one of your favourites? Or could it be now?
*Like me, most of the time!
**Sandro and H&M both have their place, but generally speaking, I try to avoid anything that I can tell will have a short life on me and a long life on landfill.
***The need/want balance might be a bit off in that statement.