It took me almost 4 years, but I finally made it.
I visit the Noting Hill area often (it’s relatively close to my flat) but I rarely move away from the little triangle Ledbury Road-Westbourne Grove. This little area provides enough to satisfy my cravings for French brands (Aime, Sandro, Les Petites, Comptoir, Maje… are all there) or for a little gastronomic indulgence (two of my favourite food places in London, Taqueria and Ottolenghi, are also there).
Two weeks ago, however, I decided to venture into new worlds and walk as far as Kensington Park Road (er… not that far, I only had to walk for a few minutes). The aim was to visit a store called Couverture and The Garbstore, which I discovered, online, a while ago and whose goods I’ve been since then admiring from the comfort of my sofa…
Wow… Why did it take me so long to visit this shop? I thought I’d all Noting Hill area under control and suddenly… surprise!… Here’s a gem that was almost completely off my radar.
To keep in line with the season’s spirit, let’s just say that they whole store’s content is essentially a Christmas wishlist. I’ve selected a few of my favourites to share with you…
• Blue-red silk top by Lauren Moffatt • Mohair jumper by Humanoid • Grey coat by Steven Alan • Blue cashmere scarf by Ryan Roche • Ankle boots by Rachel Comey • Cardigan by Objects without meaning (that’s a cool name!)
And, oh-my-God!, the jewellery…
(It’s just a shame I cannot afford almost anything. Bahh. Details.)