10/09/2007

Look Of The Week: Dover Street Market


"I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos: the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision."
- Rei Kawakubo

When I was in London for the summer, located in a normal building, in a not so crowed street, I came across the most eccentric store. Dover Street Market is a multilevel store conceptualized by Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garçons. Aside from having the greatest selection of Comme Des Garçons and of Kawakubo’s protégé Junya Watanave, the store also features designer collections from Lanvin, Nina Ricci, Azzedine Alaïa and L’Wren Scott among others.

These designers are personally invited by Rei to set shop in a section of the store and they can design it in any way they wish, often selling limited edition pieces made only for Dover Street Market.

The inside of the store is really interesting; the interior is set in an industrial way, as if the construction wasn't finished. There are bare concrete floors, steel beams and wooden boxes were the clothes are displayed.

The top floor café has a very French vibe, with French waiters that barely speak English serving the most delicious French food. I loved it.

The clothes go from the most eclectic couture to the simple and cheeky, and I picked some of the best stuff from the web page, although it really doesn’t do justice to the marvelous selection inside Dover Street Market.

C.





20 comments:

Jennifer said...

Maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to visit london then I can see this store!

Hecuba J. said...

cute the corner with the hats! and these alaia sandals are awesome :)

Filó said...

OMG, this is a dream storeeeee!!
Love the post, i wish i could shop there (that's a big dream ahahahah)
kissessssssssss

Romeika said...

Oh how i wish i could at least visit such a great and original store. The concept is amazing! Lucky you you went there...

Carolina Lange said...

The store sounds amazing!

Trendini said...

looks like a cool store and I lvoe the Azzedine Alaia shoes!!!

jayne said...

omg this sounds amazing! im jealous

Anonymous said...

We latinas love your blog!!! What a great store! Long live Queens!!!

coco said...

oh how i love that yellow nina ricci dress
my friend is so obsessed with dover st market he has them on speed dial
great post
x x x

penelope said...

it's such a brilliant concept!! i wish they could have one here too=p

lol and the post is out(: hope u'll enjoy it.
love.

Rollergirl said...

I love DSM but I never buy anything from there! Aside from the fact that I can't afford it I think it's simply a case of too much choice.

Jennifer said...

I want that Nina ricci yellow dress!!

Jennifer said...

another comment, I know hhaha
i think miu miu is better then prada too!

Flashy_Shades said...

great post -- i want to go!

Moose on the Loose said...

That looks like such an amazing store! The french cafe sounds like my kind of place.

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

so amazing, the is my first stop when I go to London, for sure :)

G.G. said...

FAB! Totally visiting it next time I'm in London!

Aisha said...

Wish I could go to London riiight now. It seems like a lovely store =)

x

discothequechic said...

I went last year, and was vaguely disappointed, because I love the concept, but it just had that hint of pretentiousness which is so offputting.

A shame, because I think it's so refreshing when fashion challenges and is made thought provoking...

S xx

Ana said...

insanely cool
i need to go back to london