SHOPPING & FASHION
We love these three independent, European design labels that make small batches of beautifully made, reasonably priced clothes (they do sell out quickly though so be warned!) Made in European factories where they can keep a close eye on working conditions and materials, many of the clothes are pre-ordered so they can avoid overstock issues and make only what they need.
This Danish label was set up in 2014 making mostly high-end shirts and blouses. The range has now been extended to include dresses, shawls, jackets, skirts and trousers. There is a core collection that is available throughout the year with additional seasonal collections – a/w 20’s theme is Russian doll meets the warmth and comfort of Scottish countryside colours. Think autumnal colours, clean lines and great tailoring. Prices from around 200 Euros, dresses are around 300 Euros.
Based in Madrid and named after the Greek neighbourhood Kolonaki, this design label has all the essentials for a great winter wardrobe this season. From some great, well-priced coats to denim dungarees and corduroy trouser suits. Prices from around £100.
Based in Paris, there’s a definite sense of fun in the clothes by designer Maria de La Orden. From a red checked pair of dungarees to a bright pink double cashmere jumper, she combines luxury with practicality, all at manageable prices. There are also striking accessories such as colourful loafers and wide brimmed hats. And for even more fun and colourful clothes, do check out her other design label La Veste which she launched with Spanish stylist Blanco Miro in 2018, with wide lapelled shirts and striped jackets. Prices around 100 Euros.