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Zara goes postal

Zara has long been the one-stop shop for quality yet affordable designer imitations, or, in more PC terms, “items inspired by the catwalk”. It does a great line in tailoring (although be warned: trousers are 34″ long, the logic being …

Tue, Aug 3, 2010, 12:20

   

Zara has long been the one-stop shop for quality yet affordable designer imitations, or, in more PC terms, “items inspired by the catwalk”. It does a great line in tailoring (although be warned: trousers are 34″ long, the logic being that it’s easier to make something shorter than it is to make it longer) and, season after season, comes out with some very recognisable, yet not cheap-looking, designer-esque prints. (This season, but of course, it was all over the Miu Miu prints we saw emerge about six months ago; whimsy meets decadence.)

Anyway, the point is, Zara’s pretty deadly. The sales are awesome too, although I would caution against investing too much in bags or shoes – I worked there for a while and 75% of our returns were accessories, for some reason or other.

But now – NOW! Zara’s going postal, meaning of course that, for the first time, the Spanish super-chain is opening an online store. The website says September 2nd and, though there’s no mention of an Irish store, there is a UK – and I, for one, would expect that the UK online store will ship here. Colour me excited!

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