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Just browsing – 10 online showstoppers for retail therapy

Rachel Mills' Harry Top.

Sally-Ann Mullin
Sun, 29 Aug 2021

Rachel Mills' Harry Top.

Scrolling your favourite e-comm stores can supply a welcome rush of endorphins during Level 4. When life revolves around Zoom calls, home schooling, and kitchen cleaning, online shopping for fashion offers a welcome release. 

With the goal of distracting and entertaining, I’ve compiled my pick of the new and most noteworthy offerings to help you pass the time. Noho ora mai. Wear your mask. 

Harris Tapper Jacquelyn coat, $799
The Jacquelyn coat is a showstopper. Cut in a soft wool mélange and sitting just above the ankle, this coat screams powerhouse. The team at Harris Tapper are certainly standing out of late, with each collection stronger than the next. Shop

Gucci Diana mini tote, $3500
The bamboo-handle tote was first presented by the house in 1991. Evolved and reimagined for 2021 by Alessandro Michele in three different sizes, the modern take has a removable neon belt – a nod to a functional band that once came with the original to maintain the shape of the handles. Shop

Standard Issue x Kelly Thompson mod tank top, $299
Melbourne-based Kiwi illustrator Kelly Thompson is the master of collaboration, with recent collections launched with Blunt Umbrellas and Walker & Hall being well received. Her latest collab with locally made knitwear heroes Standard Issue showcases her favourite autumnal palette and retro style. Shop

Kowtow unisex everyday jacket, $349
Kowtow is the latest local brand to release a collection of unisex pieces, designed to complement all bodies and be universally flattering. It’s an amazing idea and something I anticipate more brands embracing. Shop

 

Working Style two-button Donegal, $1499
Working Style recently added womenswear to their offering and trust me, it was worth the wait. Pair this tweed number with a simple shirt, cropped trousers and penny loafers for a preppy take on a classic. Shop

Rachel Mills Harry top, $189
Made from 100% deadstock cotton, the Harry top can be worn a multitude of ways including off the shoulder, layered or hanging low. All Rachel Mills’ pieces are made to order in weekly batches in her Mt Eden workroom by her small team and dispatched in approximately seven days. Shop

Isabel Marant Étoile flannel coat, $1079 from Net-a-Porter
Another day, another shacket. For those new to the term, that’s a shirt-cum-jacket, if you will. This one from Isabel Marant would be great for those who like their outerwear cut on the longer side. It’s ideal for evening walks and supermarket missions. Shop

Amina Muaddi Betty Glass pumps, $1310 from Matches
The Amina Muaddi PVC pumps have quickly become a shoe icon. You may have noticed this shape and look referenced by many more-affordable brands, but you just can’t beat the original. Shop

Chloe Woody large tote, $1530 from David Jones 
This Insta-perfect large tote from Chloe is screaming for a flat-lay post and makes the perfect accompaniment to weekend denim and white T shirting. Shop

 

Asuwere leather low sneakers, $380
If you’re struggling to find classic trainers to accompany your classic look, check out local menswear brand Asuwere’s first foray into footwear. Simple, clean and restrained, these shoes are available in navy, white or black. Shop

Follow Sally-Ann @sallyannmullin

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sally-Ann Mullin
Fashion and style writer
Sally-Ann is arguably New Zealand’s most respected fashion editor and stylist. Formerly the head of Bauer Media’s Fashion Department, she is also the ex-editor of Fashion Quarterly and a judge on Project Runway NZ.
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Just browsing – 10 online showstoppers for retail therapy

Rachel Mills' Harry Top.

Sally-Ann Mullin
Sun, 29 Aug 2021

Rachel Mills' Harry Top.

Scrolling your favourite e-comm stores can supply a welcome rush of endorphins during Level 4. When life revolves around Zoom calls, home schooling, and kitchen cleaning, online shopping for fashion offers a welcome release. 

With the goal of distracting and entertaining, I’ve compiled my pick of the new and most noteworthy offerings to help you pass the time. Noho ora mai. Wear your mask. 

Harris Tapper Jacquelyn coat, $799
The Jacquelyn coat is a showstopper. Cut in a soft wool mélange and sitting just above the ankle, this coat screams powerhouse. The team at Harris Tapper are certainly standing out of late, with each collection stronger than the next. Shop

Gucci Diana mini tote, $3500
The bamboo-handle tote was first presented by the house in 1991. Evolved and reimagined for 2021 by Alessandro Michele in three different sizes, the modern take has a removable neon belt – a nod to a functional band that once came with the original to maintain the shape of the handles. Shop

Standard Issue x Kelly Thompson mod tank top, $299
Melbourne-based Kiwi illustrator Kelly Thompson is the master of collaboration, with recent collections launched with Blunt Umbrellas and Walker & Hall being well received. Her latest collab with locally made knitwear heroes Standard Issue showcases her favourite autumnal palette and retro style. Shop

Kowtow unisex everyday jacket, $349
Kowtow is the latest local brand to release a collection of unisex pieces, designed to complement all bodies and be universally flattering. It’s an amazing idea and something I anticipate more brands embracing. Shop

 

Working Style two-button Donegal, $1499
Working Style recently added womenswear to their offering and trust me, it was worth the wait. Pair this tweed number with a simple shirt, cropped trousers and penny loafers for a preppy take on a classic. Shop

Rachel Mills Harry top, $189
Made from 100% deadstock cotton, the Harry top can be worn a multitude of ways including off the shoulder, layered or hanging low. All Rachel Mills’ pieces are made to order in weekly batches in her Mt Eden workroom by her small team and dispatched in approximately seven days. Shop

Isabel Marant Étoile flannel coat, $1079 from Net-a-Porter
Another day, another shacket. For those new to the term, that’s a shirt-cum-jacket, if you will. This one from Isabel Marant would be great for those who like their outerwear cut on the longer side. It’s ideal for evening walks and supermarket missions. Shop

Amina Muaddi Betty Glass pumps, $1310 from Matches
The Amina Muaddi PVC pumps have quickly become a shoe icon. You may have noticed this shape and look referenced by many more-affordable brands, but you just can’t beat the original. Shop

Chloe Woody large tote, $1530 from David Jones 
This Insta-perfect large tote from Chloe is screaming for a flat-lay post and makes the perfect accompaniment to weekend denim and white T shirting. Shop

 

Asuwere leather low sneakers, $380
If you’re struggling to find classic trainers to accompany your classic look, check out local menswear brand Asuwere’s first foray into footwear. Simple, clean and restrained, these shoes are available in navy, white or black. Shop

Follow Sally-Ann @sallyannmullin

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sally-Ann Mullin
Fashion and style writer
Sally-Ann is arguably New Zealand’s most respected fashion editor and stylist. Formerly the head of Bauer Media’s Fashion Department, she is also the ex-editor of Fashion Quarterly and a judge on Project Runway NZ.
Latest articles
Dress for success – classic clothing that won’t let you down
Haute hippy – Gucci, Marle and Chloé bring boho luxe back
Flower power – the best fashion trend for spring
Just browsing – 10 online showstoppers for retail therapy
Fresh start – green is this season's most stylish colour
Sponsored
Decarbonising infrastructure – navigating an abundance of policy and analysis

We have a rare opportunity to align significant public infrastructure investment with urgent climate change reform, but time is short and we all need to act.

Sponsored
Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.