Shopping for Khmer artefacts –...
One of my favourite activities when I visit developing Southeast Asian countries is to go artefacts shopping. If you have the patience, it’s not difficult to find some rare and unique items. Although most of the artefacts, which I had bought nine...Read More
Embassy of luxuries – Central...
When I stepped into Central Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, the interior architecture reminded me of the Armani 5th Avenue flagship store in New York City. The sculptural contours and white walls are similar to the contemporary design at the Armani store. Although...Read More
Little gems around the Galata...
Globalisation and mega brands have taken fun out of real shopping. Anywhere you go, you see the same usual brands. These days, I prefer to explore little alleys and shop at smaller stores rather than the big shopping malls. These shops usually...Read More
Luxury has a new address...
Spreading over an impressive 1,060m2, Bottega Veneta brings luxury shopping to the next level. Located in the upmarket via SantÁndrea 15, the Italian fashion brand’s first maison carries the most extensive range of its fashion and lifestyle products including men and women’s ready-to-wear, leather...Read More
It’s abstract geometric shapes for...
I was not overly excited when I first saw Paul Smith Men’s current 2013 autumn/ winter collection. You see, I really love the previous two collections – 2012 autumn/ winter and 2013 spring/ summer. The jelly-fish and ocean inspired designs in the 2012...Read More
Dynamic. Edgy. Quirky. The revamped...
I visited Siam Center last December. Then, renovation works were in progress. The mall needed a much-desired overhaul as its former glory has faded in the midst of stiffer competition from its newer and fresher looking neighbour, the Siam Paragon. Eight months...Read More