I had a NAP blast from the past when I returned that DKNY bag earlier this week, I opened up and looked at past orders, something I have never done before, it was a really exciting journey back in time to see clothing, shoes and accessories I bought years ago, there were quite a few bikini's, Missoni and Pucci, A lovely Felix Rey beach bag which I still have, 2 pairs of Missoni wedges that I never could walk in and sold on ebay, it really was a fashion journey into my past that made me regret selling some of it!
I really don't know the reason for its huge success, I remember when it first started up, wondering whether it would work, being as it was a stand alone business and not attached to a store, but for me, one of the reasons I love the site so much is down to sizing. My nearest designer clothing store is Choice at Bluewater, but the problem is, they never seem to stock anything above a size 12, which is really irritating, how many times do we read in the press that the average UK woman is a size 16? I hate the fact that buyers or designers think that larger ladies don't want to buy nice things, but with net-a-porter, if a designer makes it in a size 14 or 16, they stock it and you often find the larger sizes have sold out first! See by Chloe, Missoni, Pucci, Miu Miu all make clothing in an IT 48, DVF in a US 12 and lots of designers do an XL, so that is probably the reason why I turn to NAP first when I want a designer piece or fancy a little spend up in the Sales.
According to the Tweets I read last night, the party to celebrate the sites 10 fantastic years was a great success and Victoria Beckham was guest of honour wearing Miu Miu and her beloved Nude Brian Atwood heels, alongside founder Natalie Massenet in Valentino.
What great purchases have you made on net-a-porter in the last 10 years?