Paris Report Vol.2

(Raf Simons SS13 Shoes!!


The Aloha Rag buying team just got back from their buying trip! They would like to take you on an insiders view of the trip with a few sneak peek images of Aloha Rag's next season buy. Check out the Paris diary below...  


Some looks from Raf Simons...

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There was lots of color, short shorts, boxy silhouettes, bold patterns, and some statement making footwear. 


Some of the favorites from 3.1 Phillip Lim...

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3.1 Phillip Lim offered a youthful collection with impeccable details. Every piece has a unique twist when you take a close look at it!


Some sneak peeks!

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-Lucien Pellat Finet's beaded skull

-Rick Owen's Leg Warmer + Clogs combo, seen on his runway

-Yves Saint Lauren, or the new "Saint Lauren Paris" showroom...


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- Junya Watanabe's ironic graphic print

- Acne Models

- Raf Simons x Fred Perry collaboration, coming to Aloha Rag for SS13! 


And here are a few random photos...

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Shoe Talk


When I was looking at the new Shoe Feature on the website, it brought me back a moment when the buying team was having a few baguette sandwiches for lunch in Paris. The topic was how short boots became a major trend a few seasons ago and and continue to gain popularity. We all agreed that a fashionable woman should own at least one pair of nice knee high boots! Here are a few pairs of knee-highs that caught our eye during the FW12 buying... 



All the boots I own have been damaged because of NY's massive snow storm couple of years ago. I wanted to buy some everyday boots, and I decided on these Alexander Wang wedge boots! They are at a good price point compared with the other designer long boots, and have a very beautiful curve when viewed in profile. 







Seiko was also looking for some knee-high boots, and wondering which ones she should get... Yuki recommended these Ann Demeueleemster flat boots (on the right) and Celine's metal heel boots (on the bottom left). Both are very classic and simple, enabling her to wear them for many years to come. So many choices...! 






The conversations over food about what we saw in market were some of the most enjoyable times during the buying trip, but it caused me to crave for shopping... ! We will receive many beautiful pairs of boots for FW12, and I can not wait till we reveal all of them to you! Please check out our item lists here... We will update Paris's buying trip to these lists soon too, so please look forward to it! 


--- Satomi