All The Items Under £150 From Net-A-Porter You Need To See
By Lucy Morris Posted 5 days ago
I found myself standing in a sample sale this week holding a prized Simone Rocha dress in my size. I don’t need to tell you it was glorious, the designer alone is enough to go on. I was umming and ahhing over it. Was £300 too much at this time of year with so many Christmas drinks to pay for and gifts still to buy? Turning to my friend for advice, she said, unhelpfully: ‘If the label said “Zara” would you still want it?’
I immediately put it down and kept on surfing the sale. Seconds later it was picked up by someone else and I felt a hard knot called regret form in my stomach.
I can’t stop thinking about that dress.
I close my eyes and I see it’s diaphanous layers and 70 per cent discount.
Call me crazy, but it’s given me a new perspective on shopping. Now when I see something I love, that’s well made, that I can’t stop thinking about but is a small stretch outside my budget, I’m going to find a way to make it work.
At this time of year, it goes without saying anything for myself is essentially out of budget. There are presents to buy and too many friends you see once a year but are determined to have a wild (and spenny) night out with. While shopping for gifts for others (I swear!) I found myself browsing Net-A-Porter. Though you could easily spend thousands upon thousands on NAP and not be disappointed, there are swathes of products checking in at £150 and less. There are Roxanne Assoulin earrings and Ganni trousers, Helmut Lang tees and the softest, silkiest sleep mask all within budget. I’ve even found gifts for the family, namely a Byredo scandal and an Yves Saint Laurent card wallet. Hence my new mantra, one for you, two for me.
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