I was invited** by uber shopping web site Zalando to check out their online range. Big mistake.
A couple of hours later I emerged from surfing, pupils dilated, heart still pounding over some of the gorgeous items that were way beyond my budget.
This fab site offers a dazzling range of kids, women and men’s fashion and lifestyle products, from budget to luxe.
You’ll find anything from high end designers to high street names, children’s shoes, plus quirky, eclectic brands you might not have spotted anywhere else.
I’m digging this retro cool Claesen’s baby boy long-sleeved top, for ages 0-18 months (£15)
And let’s not forget about baby girl. I’d love to see my 15-month-old niece all dolled up in this Steiff Collection ‘cocktail dress’. Super glam!, for ages 12 months-4 years (£45)
This funny little Kulor NULO alien hoodie would look sweet on Jed, for ages 2-8 years (£30)
One of the most popular items for boys is their Bench winter jacket. Ezra really suits this bright turquoise shade (one of my fave colours), but the jacket’s also available in black. For ages 3-14 years (£55)
Alright, enough about the kids. The Women’s section of Zalando is where I really lost my head. I’m a proper bag lady although I haven’t indulged my fetish much since having little ones.
The Zalando bag collection includes gorgeous over-the-shoulder and clutch bags, starting from a very decent 20 quid. Of course I drooled over this Michael Kors clutch (yes, it’s turquoise). (£165)
I’ve also had my eye on some new boots. Snow’s predicted over the holidays, so these Onitsuka Tiger snow boots would go down a treat. (£85)
And how about that Khujo Winter Coat (top pic)? I wouldn’t buy one that colour (too much wear and tear), but isn’t it chic? Very Bond villainess. (£165)
As for gents, I can picture my Big Apple Hot Dogs fella in this Rough Justice Cannon t-shirt in red, his brand colour. (£22)
Zalando is a beautifully curated site, offering a variety of ways to shop: by age, gender, size, colour, budget, you name it.
They also put together stunning look books and editors’ style picks serving up so much eye candy, it’s almost impossible to click away.
You have been warned.
Visit www.zalando.co. and look out for special offers from this site!
**I was offered a shopping voucher to review www.zalando.co.uk.