As the temperature loses its sweat factor and that cool breeze starts to set in, our minds swiftly turn to our wardrobes—specifically, the purchasing of entirely new ones. Because if there’s anything to look forward to about the end of summer, some sparkly new items for our dream closet is surely it, right?
However, some of us may find—much to our horror—that we have arrived a little late to the new-season table. What, we cry, already? In August?! Sadly, so. Many must-have A/W16 items have already amassed hefty waiting lists or sold out almost altogether, only to await a re-order. But all is not lost… By tapping our resources at the most important department stores in town, we have uncovered how you can join the queue to make sure you’re next in line. Keep scrolling to find out how you can get first (or at least second) dibs on the hottest pieces of the new season…
At Matchesfashion.com, Balenciaga’s Bazar Bag has sold out in two sizes, Gucci’s ready-to-wear and accessories are going fast, and Fendi’s bag straps are proving especially popular too. Similar story with J.W.Anderson's Pierce Bag, which saw strong sales after it featured on the store's digital trunk show before being available.
Their private shopping team has waiting lists on two items right now: the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Hitch Dress, and the Racil Orion Cotton-Blend Velvet Jacket—both of which sold out in two just weeks. To join the queue, contact Matchesfashion.com's MyStylist where you’ll be added to the list. For other out of stock items however, sign up via their online wish list tool.
Upgrade a high-street tote, or update a designer one, with this luxe teal leather strap. Because our bags deserve accessories too.
The most in-demand items at Net-a-Porter at the moment are the Needle & Thread Tulle Gown and Gucci’s Pussy Bow Silk Crepe de Chine Blouse (currently both in stock). Also popular are the Reworked High-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans by (who else?) Vetements, and Gucci’s Horsebit-Detailed Shearling-Lined Velvet Slippers (because Gucci and slippers are made for each other, non?)
Net-a-Porter don’t have waiting lists as such… but customers can add out-of-stock items to their online wish list; they'll be notified as soon as they’re back in.
The popularity of this can be summed up in three words: alternative wedding dress.
The autumn/winter waiting lists at Brownsfashion.com centre on Balenciaga, Gucci and Miu Miu, specifically, Balenciaga’s medium Bazar Stripe leather shopper and their Apron buckle boots, plus Gucci’s mini Sylvie and the Jordaan Horsebit loafers (in not one but two colours), and Miu Miu’s velvet, leather and denim ballerina flats.
To join any of these lists, see their "contact to buy" service online. Or else, pop along to the store and sign up in person.