I’m mad for fashion — always have been. When other little girls wanted a copy of “Little House on the Prairie,” I begged my mother for a subscription to Vogue. Truth be told, my boyfriend is a bit of clotheshorse too. He hasn’t quite been bitten by the same sartorial bug as me but he definitely has an eye for style and his own aesthetic vision. And of course, now that fall is finally upon us (if you ignore the 100-degree heat), it’s time to stock up on this season’s staple items. We’ve both got our eyes on filling our dresser drawers with buttersoft denim and our closets with button-down shirts, perfect for casual weekend walks on the beach. Luckily, the beach is one block away so we’ve got to get our wardrobes together!
So, we both gave a little shout of glee when we heard that UK superbrand Superdry opened its doors on the sixth floor of the Beverly Center this weekend. Inspired by Japanese style and accented with flourishes with a 50’s era feel, it’s no wonder Superdry is fashion favorite of those in the know, including super footballer David Beckham.
Now, normally, the idea of a trip to any mall of any kind sounds about as exciting as, oh say, eating glass or sticking a fork in one’s own eye. But, we put aside our prejudices and buffed up our courage to brave the excursion. What won’t we do for the promise of lumberjack hoodies, hobo plaid scarves and distressed denim?
While I hope never to pack into an escalator for six flights again, the Superdry boutique was well worth it. In keeping with fall’s wide-legged trouser craze, I got my hands on a pair of Wagner Wide Denim jeans that are crafted with saddle fading that looks as if I just hopped off a horse. My boyfriend walked out with a few pairs of super chic Superdry twill button downs and jacket classic: the basic bomber. And we both flipped for Superdry’s “antiqued” workboots — rugged Americana at its finest.
Superdry, Los Angeles Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Located on the sixth floor.