I have to admit on a personal style level Boden has never been on my radar, I knew of it’s existence as it has had an amazing commercial success story in terms of market growth and penetrating into new territories, with mentions of America, Germany and Austria on their ‘About us‘ page.
From launching in 1991 with apparently only eight menswear products to now shipping out on a daily basis 12,500 parcels. Therefore, they must be something right. In 1999 when they launched the website Boden have learnt how to jump on the fast moving e-commerce train.
Last night sat on the sofa with the TV on my laptop perched on my lap and my cat tucked in beside me I visited the Boden site and to my surprise I liked what I saw. The lifestyle images are good and not as ‘twee’ as I thought it would. Women’s and children’s model shots really worked at selling the product. For me the mens had a completely different feel but I guess the direction was more what they think men respond to, less lifestyle and more fashion magazine editorial. Personally I think I would like to see men (dads) photographed with children too and not not just women! An excellent reference point for how men (dads) can been shot in a family way and still look cool, visit kindlingquarterly.com. I will be posting about the new online magazine soon.
Below are some of the images and fashion pieces that Parentalstyle took a fancy too. Mainly for Squeak, especially fond of the pink boots and there is an excellent selection of kids fleeces, which is my fabric of choice for the new season. Last season I was on the hunt for cool sweatshirts but fleece now has my attention. The item that would fit into my wardrobe would be the Boden take on a classic Fairisle knit. Might have to make my first ever purchase from Boden.