The Net-a-Porter Team Knows What's Good: 21 Summer Finds They're Actually Buying

Insider Shopping Cart is a monthly series where the figures behind fashion's biggest luxury retailers break down the items they're actually spending their money on.


(Image credit: Net-a-Porter)

If you're into fashion, chances are Net-a-Porter is sitting within your list of most-visited websites right now. What started off as an innovative merchandising concept to make designer collections more accessible, has ballooned into a global destination for the latest and greatest on the luxury front. From cutting-edge face creams and one-of-a-kind 18-karat diamond earrings to straight off the runway collaborations, Net-a-Porter has whatever your champagne taste may desire. And since its inception in 2000, the company launched a series of new initiatives like The Vanguard program to help bring the freshest and brightest new talent to the masses.

Its vast selection is precisely why Net-a-Porter is one of the first places I check out whenever I'm in the process of putting together a new shopping story. The site is like holding a mirror up to fashion's current luxury landscape of what's new. And you can always count on seeing something new there.

Since the United Kingdom–based retailer has always been a personal favorite of mine, for the first installment of Insider Shopping Cart, I wanted to go straight to the source. I asked four Net-a-Porter insiders, including Chief Buying and Merchandising Officer Lea Cranfield, Fashion Director Kay Barron, Content Director Alice Casely-Hayford, and Senior Market Editor Libby Page, what they're currently shopping for right now. And with seasoned shopping pros like these, you know their buys are nothing short of amazing. To see the specific summer finds they have in their carts, keep scrolling below.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter)

"During the winter months, I spend most of the season wrapped up in layers of black, but come the summer, in total contrast, I throw it off in favor of flashes of bright color and statement denim. Accessories are key, and I will live in chunky sandals and an everyday investment handbag. After all, a brilliant bag works with any look for any occasion."


(Image credit: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter)

"As summer fast approaches, I’m getting excited to enliven my work wardrobe with more pops of color, whether that’s pairing tailored trousers with a vivid top or donning Christopher John Rogers’ rainbow hues. I am also embracing nostalgia. My very first designer bag as a late teen was Balenciaga. The Neo Cagole is a gorgeous throwback, sparking happy memories as well as hopefully forging lots of new ones with vacations and adventures ahead.”

Shop Alice's Picks:


(Image credit: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter)

"My personal style is all about classics with a twist. I love to have a wardrobe where all the pieces are interchangeable with one another but still leave room for that element of surprise. I am always opting for pieces that with simple styling tricks can take my wardrobe somewhere new. Each of these items is [a] new take on [a] classic. For this season, I’ll look to Loewe’s bomber jacket made in a luxurious leather, Giuliva Heritage’s tailored suit with a waistcoat, and lastly a heeled loafer by The Row, a back-to-school comeback in a more ladylike, refined version.”


(Image credit: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter)

"I love incorporating a bright mix within my wardrobe with classic investment pieces like a nice crisp white shirt or a structured blazer. I love pops of color, unusual shapes, and cuts that can be fun while also being timeless. These pieces can be mixed up and styled again and again in fresh, new ways.”

Next: 4 Viral Designer Pieces I Tried That Are Actually Worth the Investment

Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.