Saturday, January 28, 2012

I Shop Therefore I Am

Bangkok is a retail haven for me. It's the mix of high street brands, high end labels and amazing local designers that makes it a winner for me. One recent label that opened with great buzz was Uniqlo and I was excited because they are carrying J+, the Jil Sander collab of the brand. Sadly, the fall/winter 2011 was the last collection and most of it was on sale there.

I love the pieces that I saw and there was this pants I wanted to purchase if it wasn't too similar to the J+ pants I have already. I'll be coming back this March and I hope there will be massive price cuts so it will be impossible to resist buying. Most of it were 50% off so it's really not so bad if you like minimal, Jil Sander style. I ended up buying socks and a tee for my brother.

I went Doc Marten's hunting and when I saw this paisley ones it reminded me of my friend Louis C. who collects DM's like there's no tomorrow. I fell in love with a pewter one but sadly they didn't have my size. So no DM's for me which is a bummer.

I was really surprised to discover Gaspard Yurkievich being sold in ZEN. The selection was more tailored to my liking but there was this pants I'm thinking of getting when I visit again. Impeccable quality and really nice details. I can see my friend JP S. rocking the white button downs.

My sister bought this really nice leather shoes in Greyhound. Too bad their accessories aren't discounted like their clothes up to 60%.

Greyhound is really a design institution in Thailand. Their Muji-esque concept called Project 1.1 by Greyhound has some great minimal pieces. In addition to their popular Greyhound and Another Hound Cafe, they also opened a dessert bar called Sweet Hound.

I don't normally shop in Zara but my sister wanted to check it out and it's screaming Celine, Chloe and Jil Sander in there. Massive sales, too, so all of us ended up with something to purchase. I got this black leather braces for $30. I've been trying to find an affordable and minimal one and it's a good find because it's $100 originally.

A Lab A Laboratory is a label that I discovered in JJ Market before. I love their style direction because it reminds me so much of my designs and a little bit Comme des Garcons-ish. I was pleasantly surprised they have a store in Terminal 21 and have pieces for guys! I couldn't resist and bought this really comfy cotton pants. My friend Toxic will love this label.

PLAY CdG has lots of new pieces. My friend Mike will LOVE this box, hehehe.

I also checked out the newly opened Alexander Wang store.

This Maison Martin Margiela x Opening Ceremony bag was a near purchase but my sister, although she agreed that it's so me, reminded me that I love my bags big and massive like a sack. So I had to let it go although I'm a little bit thinking I shouldn't have listened. Hahahaha!

And hello there to a black Globetrotter. I have a Rimowa luggage but I want a Globetrotter, too. It's just so expensive!

I was looking out for nice bags for my friend Miguel when I meet him in March. This Bottega Veneta is so him.

This Thai bag label called BOYY was also impressive. Amazing quality of skins and hardware that can rival the best brands.

Celine is probably my new fascination and I promised myself this year I'm going to take the plunge and get something. Their cabas with gold foil car print looks cool if you like graphic printed bags and Celine collectibles. I want the sedate all-black goat skin cabas and the silver cuff bracelet.

Went to check out Comme des Garcons.

Surprised to find a similar looking drop crotch pants I found in the Japanese thrift shop. This section is just screaming to my friend Toxic.

This piece will look good on Karl, I think. The boots and tailored detail is his style.

I can't even remember how many stores we checked out in a span of a week.

1 comment:

Jp Singson said...

thanks for your sharing luv! next time i'll definitely check those places out! miss u don! hope to see u soon! hugs from manille!