“Where anyone who loves fashion, anywhere in the world, can sell fashion, to anyone who loves fashion, anywhere in the world.” Asos Marketplace isn’t as streamlined as your normal online shopping experience as the items placed on there are by the likes of you and me, but if you have the patience and perseverance there are some real gems hiding amongst the average. The easiest way to marketplace-it unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, is by shopping the 301 boutiques the store has to offer, a mixture of vintage, independent and multi-brand from over 20 different countries- this way your eliminating some of the e-bay style sellers consequently placing yourself in a more fashion friendly environment your probably used to. By shopping boutique to boutique you’re allowing yourself to familiarize with the brand and form an opinion of the seller as all their merchandise is all under the same roof, if you have an ASOS account you have the ability to follow your favourites and keep up to date with new stock, an essential if your planning on becoming a true market girl as the majority are one off‘s and you‘ll need to get in their quick!
You can join the Marketplace with a basic account for free where you have the ability to buy and sell unlimited items for a 10% sale and delivery fee, or for a £50 subscription and 15% commission you can run your very own online boutique. Ideal if you manage your own independent fashion line or are a vintage retailer as you’ll receive your own homepage, blog, account manager and enhanced visibility.
There really is something for everyone on site, and the idea enables ASOS as a brand to differentiate itself from other online fashion retailers, not only can they now safely say they cater for everyone’s wants and needs they’re also promoting up and coming talent across the world allowing our independent fashion industry to continue growing even with such economic difficulties. In appreciation I took my time to trawl through those 301 boutiques (I couldn’t brave the unorganised chaos of searching the 1000’s of women’s items through category) to pick out my favourite designs and boutiques to share with your good selves. Enjoy .x0
Established in March this year with 155 followers IBOO is a UK independent label vowing to change the world one bead at a time! One off size 8 uber cute dresses with some edgy exceptions appear to be their speciality.
Dating back to 2005 Miss Milne is another UK-based independent label, who pride themselves on designing clothing for Women who are constantly evolving and have the power to hold a stare. A definite must see if your adamant on standing out from the crowd as you‘ll be the only woman sporting their style for miles!
Never Full Dressed
Never fully dressed has over 630 followers and 120 items for sale so it’s not surprised their one of the market place’s much loved independent designers. Established in 2009 the girls are inspired by “mum, music, mood, money, movies, and MERRIMENT” and believe you are never fully dressed without a smile.
A vintage fashion house with a brand focus of fun fashion inspired by the Wizard of Oz. Created in 2010 the boutique already has over 300 followers and a large variety of male and female style bringing vintage bang up to date. An accessible way to shop the past!
Bringing Out the Best of Britain-
From left to right- IBOO Faux fur and leather dress £50, IBOO Leopard metallic mini £32, IBOO Lace heart dress £40, IBOO Silver shell T £60. MISSMILNE Tous les garcon dress £62, MISSMILNE Maxi petal skirt £56, MISSMILNE Wings of desire dress £70. NEVER FULLY DRESSED Charity live T’s £36, NEVER FULLY DRESSED Red shirt frank frock £49, NEVER FULLY DRESSED Leopard pannel boyfriend shirt £49, NEVER FULLY DRESSED Jadles pearl cuff £59. DOROTHY’S WARDROBE velvet and lace tunic £40, DOROTHY’S WARDROBE Leopard print mini skirt £25, DOROTHY’S WARDROBE Oversized leopard print shirt £25, DOROTHY’S WARDROBE Polka dot sheer shirt £22 and Checked high waisted mini skirt £25
So we’ve entered that magical month of December yet again, as always my imagination is running wild and the countdown for presents has began… PRESENTS!
So the festive period may be a little bit lost on myself, Christmas is supposed to be all about appriciating the things we have but I’m almost ashamed to say that I’m most excited by the increased alcohol intake, few days off of work and of course the gifts!
When December comes the wish list comes out, after all Santa Claus is a busy man so I have to get in there early! Consequently I callaberated a few ‘hmmmm I WANT’ items together just for ideas!
From left to right- Boots Aldo 59.99, Dress River Island 45.00, Head phones, Marc Jacobs at Shopbop.com 28.00, Vogue the ocvers at Shopbop.com 33.00, Tinie Tempah the Story so Far 6.99 Amazon.com, Calvin klein flanell PJ pants 34.00, Bracelet Thomas Sabo 29.95, Moschino large leopard tote- Reduced from 175 to 140 on House of Fraser- Only 4 left! 157.50 on boros.co.uk, Cape Vera Moda at House of Fraser 66.00
I’m pretty easy to shop for to be honest, anything I can wear and probably couldn’t save for! Things I love but are’nt priority!
So I’m ashamed to say that this blog does take a back seat to my main page smudgelove.wordpress.com, I guess when I have so much going on in my real life it’s a lot easier to rant endlessly about personal experiences rather than weekly trend updates. I’m sorry! Bad blogger.
However I was pleased and equally surprised when received the Versatile Blogger Awards from http://signaturealamode.com/, In all honesty since Smudge Love Fashion evolved as an individual from its parent blog I’ve only managed to grace the page with 11 posts… Boo me!
Right so onto the ermmm interesting part?!.
- I get real retail withdrawal symptoms after going around 14 days without purchasing any new piece of clothing or accessory.
- The Duchess is my favorite film and still brings me to tears even after viewing it over 15 times!
- I refuse to dress for winter until snow hits the ground. Spring/Summer wardrobes are just so much more refreshing!
- If I won the lottery one of the first things I would do is open up a clothing boutique, rapidly turning into a well-known, individual retail chain across the country!
- I wish I was a more creative and inspired soul… At the moment it seems my mind is consumed with personal problems… Totally to blame for blocking my creative flow!
- I have a bin and a box full of belts!
- I just want to be happy!