Dover Street Market

  Founded by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons fame, Dover Street Market is a concept store. With an art gallery feel and super cool brands, this boutique provides a unique retail experience. Dover Street Market spans multiple levels with each brand housed within its own concept area. Who: Guys and girls. What: You will find Commes des Garçons, Simone Rocha, Junya Watanabe, Vetements, Dior, Molly Goddard, Paul Smith and Céline. You will also found accessories and bits and bibs for your home. How Much: $$ – $$$$ Why: Shopping at Dover Street Market is an experience. Plus there is… Continue Reading

Opening Ceremony

  Opening Ceremony (yes the name does reference the Olympic Games) was founded by two friends Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. What started as a boutique in New York has expanded into a global powerhouse with stores around the world, a blog and an e-commerce site. Who: Guys and Gals What: A haven for ultra cool brands from around the world including Acne, Christopher Kane, Giamba, Jacquemus, Issey Miyake, Shrimps, Comme Des Garçons and Maison Kitsuné. Opening Ceremony also designs its own in house brand. How Much: $$ – $$$$ Why: It’s so fricken cool. Plus Opening Ceremony collaborates with… Continue Reading

Chatuchak Market, Bangkok

The Chatuchak Markets, or JJ Markets as we have always referred to them (I am not entirely sure why to be honest) are my number one shopping location in Bangkok. JJ is the world’s largest weekend market and is packed with stalls selling anything you can imagine from fashion, beauty products, and accessories to food, homewares, and even live animals. The market boasts a mix of old and new products.   Who: Everyone. What: Everything. the vintage section in particular is amazing. How much: $ – $$$ This is the place to try out your bargaining skills. Remember there is… Continue Reading

One of a Kind, London

A visit to this gem of a vintage shop is a must when in London. Located on Portobello Road (we know you will already be in the area for the markets and the infamous blue door) this establishment is a treasure trove of rare designer pieces. And its not just for the ladies. Contributor James Batchelor, bought the most amazing velvet bomber jacket covered in roses on a recent trip and gives this store his personal recommendation.   Who: Guys and Girls. What: Rare designer vintage from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood. How much: $$ –… Continue Reading