Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Zara, Zara, Zara

It was inevitable that I would run out of ideas for post titles when it comes to Zara‘s enviable ability to transport catwalk trends to the high street and do it in an oh-so-timely and covetable fashion. Sigh. Conversations with …

Fri, Feb 24, 2012, 13:15

   

It was inevitable that I would run out of ideas for post titles when it comes to Zara‘s enviable ability to transport catwalk trends to the high street and do it in an oh-so-timely and covetable fashion. Sigh. Conversations with the fash pack, however, reveal that I’m not alone in bemoaning the often flimsy quality of their clothing, and that buttons are to be kept a strict eye on. One fashion insider told me she buys from Zara and immediately has her tailor re-seam, re-hem and re-button the clothing.

This, perhaps, takes the good out of buying cheap clothing – but puts the good back in the cheap clothing, so to speak, and probably pays for itself in the end.

In any case, these pics are taken from Zara’s TRF lookbook for March – TRF is the younger line in the store’s arsenal, with sizes that are even smaller than those in the main line (I know, hard to believe) but, by the looks of things, shapes and silhouettes are definitely growing up.

A lot of these items are available online – and, presumably, instore, although I’m chained to my desk so can’t be sure – right now.

All I have to say at this point is thank Crunchie: for Friday, that it is the weekend, that London Fashion Week is over, that I’m going to Mink for a pedicure tomorrow; and that the Covet sale is going to keep me occupied all morning. (I even dreamed about it last night, so obsessed am I.)