November 2020 Update - No one can follow Beyonce. Drip 2.2, aka the Black Pack, dropped on November 18 at 11:00 GMT.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember I was lucky enough to attend the Ivy Park launch preview at Topshop Oxford Circus in 2016 * when it launched in the UK. As the event got closer, I was so excited! I went from 0 to 100 in about 5 minutes upon entering the building!
When I got home just before midnight, I jumped straight in to write the original version of this blog post. I shared all of my immediate thoughts with you before you jumped in to do your own shopping, especially on how the sizing of Ivy Park came about and share a bit about the pieces I chose for me. -even.
Where to buy Ivy Park in 2020
Well, since the first launch there have been a few other collections exclusively sold at Topshop and then ASOS. For 2020, Ivy Park has announced that it will partner with Adidas to launch the adidas x IVY PARK range of clothing. I am a big fan of both brands I was therefore delighted to see what resulted.
Well the first collaboration has ceased and we are now on adidas x IVY PARK DRIP 2, with parts also available from JD Sports and ASOS. All other links on this page will take you directly to Adidas UK (or your own regional site).
THIS IS MY PARK.
On the morning of October 29, an email landed in my inbox informing me that my exclusive adidas x IVY PARK experience would start at 9:00 am, departing at 10:00 am.
I could not resist. And there I was ready at 10:00 am with items on my shopping list (note: nothing is reserved for you). And unsurprisingly, I'm sure, I couldn't verify. After 4 minutes of a wait screen he said "An error has occurred. Try Again".
After this error got bored he said I had to change my credit card. I have tried 4 different cards and still have the same error. So I think I'll have to heed the very first point of my own advice ...
Number 1. There will be more ...
The main need to know about the Ivy Park collections has always been, and still is, that there will be more. After the Topshop partnership ended, Ivy Park went on to partner with ASOS, but that seems to have ended since that launch.
For what will now be known as DRIP 1, they gradually released the stock from the Adidas range and for Drip 2, it seems to be the same principle, with a drop in October and a drop in November (Drip 2.2) confirmed so far, so don't worry… you'll get a song or two.
Each range, there has always been something for everyone. And Drip 2 offers a range of feminine pieces in addition to many unisex or neutral pieces. It's full of what I would call urban streetwear - sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts, caps, beanies, a harness bag, joggers, cycling shorts, a fanny pack ...
Drip 2.2 adidas X IVY PARK - November 2020
Just filed: [Black Pack] with a marked change in the color palette from the first drop, to what looks like a mostly black and gold palette. Inspired by inner beauty, strength and resilience, this collection "Pushes the boundaries of traditional performance clothing to deliver an effortlessly functional and always inclusive collection" carrying up to 4X size in multiple pieces.
For Drip 2.2, the exclusive purchasing process has been updated again. I spent an hour waiting to have to train my clients, during which time I was released from the waiting room. I couldn't do my shopping until I was done and by that time (around 1:00 p.m. GMT) there was no longer a waiting room and no problem choosing what I wanted and leaving.
DRIP 2.2 tip - To access the waiting room, you must click on an item. Learn from my mistake and DO NOT close this page !! This is your place in the queue.
How to buy Adidas x IVY PARK
- Join the waiting room where you can browse the collection - you can't click on individual items to see things like sizes
- When it's your turn to shop, add items to the bag and go to checkout quickly
- You have a limited time to check out - you will be prompted to complete your order before the time runs out.
Discover the current collection of Ivy Park:
Accessories and shoes:
Number 2. Ivy Park Award
Compared to previous ranges, this new adidas collaboration is a bit more expensive. I mean, socks and hats are the cheapest item at £ 21.95!
Ivy Park knit jacket and the Ivy Park Windbreaker (Gender Neutral), both at five cents under £ 160. Other than that, the adidas IVY PARK Nite Jogger Shoes are still £ 140. If you're used to shopping at lululemon or Sweaty Betty, the prices won't put you off.The most expensive item of clothing is
Number 3. Sizing of Ivy Park
In the past, size has always been fairly true to size. However, with neutral parts, you need to pay a little more attention to sizing. For example, the crew's sweatshirt says, “The size may be different from your usual size. Find the perfect fit with our size guide for gender-neutral clothing. "
UNITEFIT is a neutral fit system with a new pattern, created based on different body shapes and sizes instead of gender norms. Your size may be different from what you usually wear, so for tops we recommend that you choose your size based on your chest width.
I am a UK 10 and according to the size charts I * think * an XS is the size for me gender neutral. Last time I was unsure of the size of the sweatshirt and went for size: 10 (S) with the only other viable option being 6 (XS) which in my opinion would be too small , then I will update you when I receive the items.
After several attempts I received an email stating that my order had been received and that a shipping confirmation would follow. I never got a confirmation through the website so who knows but here is what I tried to order:
What I ordered (Drip 2):
I opted for size 10 (S) for the womxn pieces and XS for the neutral hoodie.
What I ordered (Drip 2.2):
I decided not to go too crazy this time around because I didn't even wear the pieces on the first drop. I'm considering replacing the green sweatpants with these blacks - I'll decide when they arrive.
Number 4. It's a bit fashionable ...
In keeping with the first adidas x IVY PARK collaboration, this collection continues with a more sporty urban vibe than the previous ones. In my opinion however, as with the previous ranges, it appears that the range is not fully functional. It's really a fashion line with a few less sequins than before and more structured “costume” style pieces.
I mainly live "Athleisure", so I really don't mind. It's good to separate my sports wardrobe into "Things I Exercise In" and "Things I don't exercise in" even if at the end of the day it's just sportswear.
Number 5. Get your discount
Although Adidas offers a discount for students on their products you cannot use it or any other discount and promotion on this collection. You do get fast and free delivery if you spend over £ 50, though, which isn't difficult!
If you buy parts from the range, tag me on Instagram (@ellelinton) so I can see what you chose and how you rock it!
So what color palette are you more? Red, yellow or green ?! oooor Black / Gold ?!
* April 4, 2016 was the publication date of this article.
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