After a long day full of meetings we ran into Épernay champagne bar, one of Leeds little luxuries to be greeted with a delicious Reiss Collins (a peachy take on a Tom Collins) and a lineup of some of the beautiful Reiss collection.
House of Coco was invited to meet Karla, a Personal Shopper for Reiss, Leeds. We had the pleasure to chat to her about style, trend and have an exclusive preview of some of the new collection over a few drinks.
Karla has worked at Reiss for over three years. After starting her career in Reiss’ Victoria Quarter store in Leeds, she has built a loyal network of clients based across all corners of the north, who regularly rely on her expertise for their wardrobe choices.
I would get married in that dress if I hadn’t worn it so much
WHO’S YOUR ULTIMATE STYLE ICON?
Somewhere between Jane Birkin and the Olsen twins, classic cuts with a boho edge (minus the Olsen twins unbrushed hair!). For menswear I adore Nick Wooster, amazingly tailored with a street wear edge.
WHICH TRENDS ARE YOU COVETING THIS SEASON?
I love the bright jewel colours and fluid fabrics in womenswear, and for menswear the slightly higher-cut trousers cropped with a real retro Riviera feel.
WHAT’S YOUR MUST-BUY FROM THE CURRENT COLLECTION?
The Celia snake print slippers with the hand painted polka dots are my ultimate summer run around shoe. I am in love with the Trill suede bomber jacket in stone on menswear – it’s so beautifully made and buttery soft!
WHAT’S YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE REISS PURCHASE?
Almost 4 years ago when I started at Reiss I fell in love with the Sweetness dress, a fit and flare crochet dress with a sweetheart neckline. I would get married in that dress if I hadn’t worn it so much. Or the Cedar shoes, which were tan sandals with a wooden heel that I wore with ankle socks.
NAME YOUR TOP 5 STYLE ESSENTIALS
A statement accessory, a classic pair of brogues, a beautiful coat, a nice watch and sunglasses.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE LEEDS STYLE?
There is a very diverse mix of style in Leeds, ranging from a great vintage scene to luxury streetwear and high fashion.
Whether you need to find the perfect occasion outfit, key seasonal pieces or require a wardrobe re-fresh, Karla is happy to help.
A Reiss personal shopping appointment is the ultimate personalised shopping experience. Stylists are sympathetic to the day-to-day demands of clients and are on-hand to make shopping as enjoyable, stress-free and effortless as possible.
The Reiss ultimate personalised shopping experience is currently available in Leeds and London. For your chance to be introduced to the Reiss collection in more detail with someone who knows it inside out! Book your appointment now, either in store or click here to view the website. Group bookings are available too.
Reiss is to continue to extend its personal shopping service to more stores over the coming months.
House of Coco recommend ‘Harper’… a beautiful pair of blue shoes! A pointed toe stiletto heel shoe crafted from velvety soft suede, with an elegant shape and stylish scalloped detail to the sides. A wardrobe staple for autumn, this stylish suede court shoe looks great worn with well-cut trousers or your favourite jeans as well as with pencil skirts and dresses.