Today I’m celebrating the fact that the Gap & Banana Republic has just started selling on-line in the UK. (Now I’ve got a better chance of grabbing those Pierre Hardy Design Editions shoes for the Gap when I’m in England. Because there’s zero chance of my standing in line to buy them in person.)
The sizes on both sites are US, but translation is easy; just add or subtract two sizes: a US8 is a UK12, a US10 is a UK14 and so on…There’s free delivery over £50, and 15% off if you sign up for the Gap email. Stock isn’t as comprehensive as the US, but it’s a good start.
I’ve already found a dress (below) at BR that I’m about to buy, and several wardrobe filler basics at the Gap (which are over on LLG Recommends – Fashion & Accessories), because I am having to pretty much replace my entire wardrobe before London Fashion Week, (stuck in London, life in NY + apt fire), and I’ve no time to go proper shopping.
I’ve always adored a classic wool dress for winter, and this season that obsession is right on the button. I’m going with this simple Banana Republic lightweight wool charcoal sheath dress. It’s just about perfect for those of us who are amply endowed & hate their arms. Also: sleeves. Am comprehensively fed up that labels dispense with sleeves on about 90% of their pieces.
95% Wool, 5% Elastane. £85