When travelling, it’s always a must to visit landmarks that have picturesque views and ornate architecture. And if you get to chance upon these marvellous works of humanity, it’s important to take a snap or two to preserve the breath-taking memory. Take notes from how the Clozette Community styled their captivating shots of the memorable landmarks they encountered.
A grand entrance
We've got only 51 days to go till we ring in the new decade! Not so thrilled? We feel you. Starting a new era can surely stir a mix of emotions in us, but the good news is there are a lot of exciting things to look forward to. For one, the theme for next year's Met Gala may be the most relatable yet and we're already excited to see how it will pan out. There's also the release of anticipated movies like Mulan, Black Widow and A Quiet Place II. Keep reading to know more about what to expect in the coming days.
Met Gala 2020 theme is very 'timely'
Takashimaya x Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design
Getting ready for the gifting season? Check out Takashimaya's collab with Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design for festive gift wrap options. Third-year students from the institution were invited to design the shopping mall's Christmas packaging for 2019. To showcase the creative designs, there will be an upcoming exhibition that will be situated at the atrium of Takashimaya Shopping Centre. It will remain open to the public until 21 November. Follow their Instagram account for updates.
G-DRAGON's Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise" is about to launch
Sneakerheads, rejoice! G-DRAGON's hotly-anticipated Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise" sneaker is about to be launched. With an upper fabrication that features a black painted overlay designed to slowly wear away over time to reveal a personal artwork created by the hip-hop icon, this pair is really a unique gem that will add value to your shoe collection. Exact details of the launch are yet to be released, but what we do know is that in Singapore it will be available via an online raffle at Dover Street Market.
adidas x MISSONI
For quite some time now, luxury brands have been dipping their toes in streetwear territory and it looks like the trend is going strong. Sportswear label adidas has been making some major advances in this fashion category. Following the success of their limited-edition line of Ultraboosts, adidas has partnered with MISSONI to give their Pulseboost a space-dyed makeover that will feature the Italian fashion house's iconic pattern. Aside from that, adidas is also rumoured to have another luxury sneaker collab next month with Prada. How exciting, right?
L’Oréal is developing paper bottle packaging
Since sustainable fashion is becoming more popular, you should consider shopping for vintage pieces the next time you go abroad. You never know where you’ll stumble upon a classic treasure as you roam around, taking in the sights. It’s not only sustainable to purchase investment pieces like bags, but such finds also hold a certain charm and character that only comes with time. Interested to know where to start your treasure hunt? Read on for the places to visit for shopping vintage bags in Tokyo.
Numerous floors of both new and second-hand treasures can be found within Komehyo. From jewellery to clothes to bags that range from new to well-loved, you will have a great time digging into their wide range of selections. While the newer bags can be found right on the first floor, the third floor is the treasure trove of second-hand luxury bags with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, and Balenciaga available. Komehyo uses a ranking system that identifies if the item on display is brand new, slightly used but in near-mint condition, to well-loved. They have a lot of stores strewn around Tokyo, so you can browse through their wide selection of genuine luxury bags.
This popular drugstore is not only the home for Japanese snacks and skincare, they also have a section in their Akihabara store where they have both vintage and brand new luxury bags. Bags from Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Prada are tucked away behind a glass display. You can also find luxury-brand watches and wallets in this section. If you’re a tourist and happened upon this aisle, make sure to bring your passport to claim the tax-free perk on purchases that amount to JPY5000 and above. Luxury items sold in Don Quijote are examined and certified to be authentic prior to going on display.
Amore stores can be found in Shibuya, where they house vintage clothing, accessories, and bags from beloved brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Christian Dior, and Fendi. This boutique vintage shop also has very rare finds so take your time to browse through their aisles or research their stock through their blog.
Vintage Qoo Tokyo
Vintage Qoo Tokyo is a well-established vintage shop found near Omotesando’s alleyways. Its white and pink interiors give a feminine, sophisticated chic vibe as you shop the rows of designer bags and shoes. Their display is proudly '80s- and '90s-centric, including some vintage furniture and interior décor. They have two other stores in Osaka and Hong Kong.
The flea market
It goes without saying that some of the best vintage finds won’t be found in-stores. If you have the time to stroll around on Sundays, some areas of Tokyo have a weekend flea market where locals sell their wares. You can score some second-hand vintage bags that hold a lot of character here.
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