I’m forever raving about my overseas purchases. And how, thanks to the blessing that is Internet commerce, you can now have these treasures without ever leaving your LA abode. But, what happens when you find the most incredible chain of stores, only to discover that not only do they not have any stateside storefronts, they do not sell online either? I experienced this tragedy firsthand when I came across COS a few years back while on a European adventure with my childhood BFF, Biff Dog. COS was everything I was looking for in a boutique: stylish, cutting-edge and relatively affordable. I visited a few locations, stocking up on chic staples and statement pieces alike. I was in love and I knew that we could make the long-distance relationship work. So imagine my horror when, upon returning to the US, I discovered that COS did not have an online shop. A holiday romance too soon cut short, I would no longer have immediate access to COS’s cool girl classics. Or so I thought. Recently, COS announced that it would open it’s first US store in New York later this year. And, even better, it became available online, as well. Now I can get my style fix without changing time zones. My international romance can continue now, no matter which country I reside. Might I suggest you strike up a relationship with this European beauty, too?
P.S. In case you didn’t gather from this drawn out diatribe, I purchased this dress on my first trip to COS. I love it just as much as the first time it caught my eye so many years ago.
COS dress (similar $, similar $$$), Michael Kors sandals (similar $, similar $$$$), Gucci handbag (similar $$, similar $$$), jade bracelet, opalite bracelets my me, XIV Karats necklace (similar $, similar $$$$), Catbird and ginette_ny rings (similar), BECCA Beach Tint in Watermelon on lips, Essie Spin the Bottle on nails
Photos by Michele LoBosco