Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Whistles Carrie skirt update
Wow! My Whistles Carrie skirt blog post certainly got you talking. And no wonder, as Whistles CEO Jane Shepherdson told Grazia, 'It has become our most tweeted and blogged about Whistles piece ever.'
With only 600 Carrie skirts made – 100 midi and 500 knee-length – it was little surprise that it sold out so fast, despite the £110 and £95 price tags respectively. The good news is that Whistles is restocking the Carrie skirt nationwide on the 10th April. So, ring your nearest store and get your name on the waiting list now. What's more, in addition to neon pink, the skirts will be available in highlighter blue and lemon yellow.
Can't wait until next month? Well, if you're in London, Whistles on the 3rd floor of Selfridges has got an advance batch of pink and yellow Carrie skirts (while stocks last). I couldn't resist the temptations of the pink midi version, so now I have both. I certainly can't afford two skirts – especially in the same colour! – so if anyone fancies buying the knee-length version from me, just drop me an email. It's brand new and unworn – well, apart from in these blog pictures :)
What I have noticed on my new midi-length skirt is that gone are the raw, just-cut hems – a neatly stitched edge is now in its place. Plus, the waistband is narrower. Small details, but tweaks nonetheless. I assume Whistles has taken note of customer feedback and altered the design. Personally, I love the unfinished hem of the first incarnation, but I guess if it had frayed badly over time, I'd be a little sad.
Btw, if fluoro and pastel brights aren't for you, try the Whistles Erica pleated midi skirt. It's the Carrie skirt but in taupe. What's more, it's sunray pleats make it identical to the Chloé version but a whole lot cheaper at £110.