Mango is often the sad Spanish sister that is over looked. With rivals like Bershka, Zara and Massimo Dutti the Spanish lot are quickly marking their territory along Oxford Street.
I have always had brilliant service in Mango and absolutely LOVE it there. I have to admit, I rarely purchase anything, purely because I'm not skinny enough to squeeze myself into their tiny sizes (take note, cut for curves too please!) but I have bought plenty in their for clients and think that they always turn out lovely pieces at really great prices. Plus their accessories are bang on and don't break the bank!
This season Mango have gone for a global traveller, come hippy vibe. There was a gorgeous tasseled, leather waistcoat that is perfect for the festival season! At £90 it is quite expensive, but it would work well with jeans, shorts and dresses, so it's incredibly versatile and has quite a vintage feel so will easily become an every season favourite.
Next Mango were rocking some excellent print maxi dresses. Empire line cuts, mean that these will work well for curvy figures too (hoorah!) At £60 these too are so budget friendly. Best for lazy days in Ibiza, or evening outside the pub with chunky wedges and shed loads of bangles!
Speaking of bangles . . . Mango had a killer selection! I wanted them all, especially the unusally moulded, sculptural, pink ones. Loved them! They will work well for the 80's look that is resurfacing for both S/S and A/W 09.
Bags, Bags, Bags! There was a super cool selection of clutches! They were delicately embellished and had this real, 'holiday' / 'travel' feel. It was chic, creative and kooky all in one!
Also Note . . . Best floral prints and some gorgeous nude tone dresses, very flapper (so on trend) and some top print tees for basics.
So there you have it . . . If you love hippy chic and want to look like the best dressed traveller, put on your wedges and head to MANGO . . . I love it!
You can go online, but I think their online store still has leaps and bounds to go, so I'd say if you can head down yourself for a rummage!