It's no secret that I've been homesick for New York since moving to London last summer. London has lots of amazing things to offer (um, history, tons of green space, better holiday time, pubs galore, etc.) but I've certainly had moments when my heart yearns for NYC.
This week I've been mighty glad to find myself in London rather than New York, thanks to H&M's new higher-priced label, & other stories. Considering there's only a handful of stores open in the world and one of them is in London, my lunch hour this week (I said hour - another London perk) has been dominated by & other stories window shopping-heaven.
It took me all week to decide how I felt about the brand, and today I've come to a pretty decisive conclusion: I love it.
& other stories kinda' feels like a hybrid between Topshop and Cos: Swedish design meets killer color combos combined with a well-designed house line mixed in with a few outside brands - Clare Vivier, Nike, Lorick, and beauty brands galore.
So right. London? Not so bad. Thanks to my new love affair with & other stories, my I <3 London lists keeps growing longer and longer.