This morning I braved the rain and wind to head over the bridge to The Department Store in Takapuna to check out the latest Benah range at Simon James. This season was inspired by retro futurism and the writings of Philip K. Dick (who wrote Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - which became the fantastic film Bladerunner) and Chuck Palahnuik who wrote Fight Club. This influence ranged from the subtle to the more playful and literal (holographic silver clutch bags). My favorite pieces were the amazing burgundy iPad case (which you could justifiably use for notebooks and bits and pieces) and the fantastic printed scarves. On a side note, whilst I was there I noticed that Black Box at The Department Store still has some of those awesome striped Bassike tshirts that I got (that have sold out of the Grey Lynn store).