… a word from the Editor Amanda

Welcome to the end of November, 11 months down, one to go, and it’s also BLACK FRIDAY.

If it’s any consolation whatsoever, although 2020 has been the worst year EVER, it has been a good year for wellies. And I have reason to embrace this choice of footwear as I live next to Hampstead Heath, which is so muddy right now, it makes a wet Glastonbury look like the Sahara. I’ve spent all of lockdown on trudging across the Heath guarded against the elements. Not surprising, since there’s been little else to do this year apart from walk. And walk. And walk some more.

Remember how Hunter wellies became the wellies of choice, after Kate Moss wore them to Glasto a few years back? Then Bottega Veneta‘s Puddle Boots and Prada‘s tread sole stompers made designer wellies equally cool for muddy situations.

Now San Laurent has got in on the action with a new addition to its Rive Droite collection.  Teaming up with Hunter, they have designed a pair of wellies that would add some rock-and-roll swagger to those laps around the park. The knee-high black style come embellished with silver studs and straps and with a price-tag of £475 (definitely not your average welly price, but you’ll get much more mileage out of the rubber stuff right now). 

Another reason to hope Glastonbury 2021 goes ahead.

Onto this week’s Zips It Up and we discover the top three SNEAKERS 2020, discover a new luxury activewear collection out of Liverpool as gyms reopen and it’s Black Friday at Boots with cut-price MAC products.