The intelligent consumer: My giddy aunt
ready to wear
Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women
Sunday 21 September 1997
Gold crochet vest (sizes 8-14), pounds 89.95, Karen Millen, 262-264 Regent Street, London W1, and 12-14 Queen Victoria Street, Leeds. Enquiries: 01622 664032. Gold check trousers (sizes 8-14), pounds 110, Whistles, as before. Black boucle fake fur-trimmed jacket (sizes 8-14), pounds 150, Kookai, 123 Kensington High Street, London W8, and 66 King Street, Manchester. Enquiries: 0171 937 4411. Burgundy mules with asymmetric strap (sizes 3-8), pounds 195, Gina, 19 Sloane Street, London SW1. Enquiries: 0171 235 2932
Above: red velvet-trimmed V-neck jumper (sizes SM/ML), pounds 39.99, Kookai, as before. Black embroidered skirt (sizes 8-16), pounds 24.99, Oasis, 292 Regent Street, London W1, and 10 Clayton Square, Liverpool. Enquiries: 01865 881986. Black jacket with fake-fur collar (sizes 8-14), from pounds 225, Karen Millen, as before. Burgundy stretch-suede knee-high boots (sizes 3-8), pounds 450, Gina, as before
Plum nylon lace cardigan (sizes SM/ML), pounds 45, Kookai, as before. Black viscose side-split skirt with embroidery and lace trim (sizes S, M, L), pounds 59.95, Biba, 15 Shorts Gardens, London WC2, and House of Fraser, Buchanan Street, Glasgow. Enquiries: 0171 226 1788. Check tweed jacket with fake-fur collar (sizes 10-14), pounds 134, Jigsaw, 126-127 New Bond Street, London W1, and 2 Queen Victoria Quarter, Leeds. Enquiries: 0171 491 4484. Black tights by Aristoc, from major department stores nationwide
Left: black single-breasted fake fur-trimmed coat (sizes 8-14), pounds 160, Kookai, 123 Kensington High Street, London W8, and 66 King Street, Manchester. Enquiries: 0171 235 2932
Flesh silk tattoo bra dress (sizes 8-14), pounds 637, Clements Ribeiro, Koh Samui, 65 Monmouth Street, London WC2. Enquiries: 0171 240 4280. Striped chenille coat (sizes 8-14), pounds 245, Whistles, 12 St Christopher's Place, London W1, and 15 Princes Square, Buchanan Street, Glasgow. Enquiries: 0171 487 4484
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