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5.10.08

Lady Melbourne's Shopping Odyssey


Shortly I shall be packing up the manor, and hustling myself, the maids and his Lordship on a tour of the continent and Hong Kong. There will be much sightseeing done but you don’t come here every day to see me standing in front of monuments, so for the purposes of the blog, I’m treating it like a shopping odyssey instead.

First stop is Hong Kong and I am thrilled and excited that I get to explore what I have been told is a dynamic, bustling city.
I’ve noted down all the markets I need to visit, and am holding off all beauty product purchases duty free because I’m told Sasa is like a beauty addicts Mecca.I can’t seem to find much on second hand shopping in Hong Kong, so if anyone has any suggestions please send them my way.


Then it’s onto London and Paris with a few other cities thrown in.
I found this wonderful link on The Cherry Blossom Girl’s page for a visitor’s guide to Paris, which made me think that I should probably do one for Melbourne. I have been to Paris a few times but always love to find new, hidden gems so if you are willing to share your shopping secrets it will be between you, me and the blog.

London always lift’s my skirt to borrow a phrase from my despotic friend Imelda, and it’s there that I plan on making most of my vintage clothing purchases.If there is anywhere you believe LM should see whilst on her journeys please feel free to write to me or leave a comment.It will be business as usual until and while I am away, I couldn’t leave you all without your daily dose of couch lounging action now could I?


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19 comments:

Louise said...

Oh how exciting for you, sounds like the trip of a lifetime but I imagine you'll have plenty like this in yours! Perhaps a little envious, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be posting!

Tara said...

Lucky Lady Melbourne! I hope you have a splendid time lounging on couches all over the world!

Skye said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful splendiferous adventure!

Miss Karen said...

Sounds like an amazing expedition - be sure to document all your treasure hunting :D

Penny said...

you DEFINITELY need to go to brick lane, they have loads of vintage shops, Beyond Retro being the best as it is a massive warehouse and the dresses are about £18 each!!

Penny said...

oh Brick Lane is in London by the way!! haha

heartofpearl♥ said...

aww i do hope you find the most amazing vintage and second hand shops while your there! i really look forward to all the unique finds from LM :)and have a safe trip!

enc said...

I'm so happy for you!

And jealous. ;)

Vegan and Vintage said...

Lucky you!

Can't wait to see what you uncover.

Juliet said...

I'd love to travel too! it is so wonderfull!

juliet xxx

Jodie said...

Jordan of Oh Happy Day has a great guide to Paris: http://jordanferney.blogspot.com/2007/08/paris-haunts-and-jaunts.html

Also check out this site for beautiful apartments you can rent: http://www.haveninparis.com/apartments/paris/

I am so jealous!

Shannon said...

Have a wonderful trip. It sounds so glamorous, jet-setting off around the world. I'm going green with envy!

svenskaussie said...

How wonderful, you're going to some of my favourite places, have a great time. I would LOVE for you to do a visitors guide to Melbourne, great idea.

esme and the lane way said...

How exciting, have fun!

I used to love visiting Steinberg & Tolkien, 193 King's Road, Chelsea. It was top-notch vintage dating back to the 1910s... However this was more than 10 years ago, but it truly was amazing. Driver, (or tube) to Sloane square, on the double!

Jennifer Ramos said...

Just wanted to say your blog is really cute and your style is great!! :)

Jen Ramos
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Miss_Red said...

Lucky thing! Sounds like you're going to have a great time

Angelica said...

Hello from Hong Kong! I used to live in Melbourne and just came back to HK for good.

The Vintage atmosphere here is not as strong and free as in Melbourne. People here look at people with stares when they think the person does not fit in the "norm".

Sasa is good and cheaper than duty free but they don't stock everything from the catalog and some branches doesn't even have the brand you are looking for. I suggest you stick with the large Sasa branches.

Have fun in HK!

P.S. I still prefer shopping in Melbourne

Anonymous said...

This is an old thread, but it might give you some ideas to research further:

http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums/f97/hong-kong-shopping-45099.html

Also on The Great Outdoors a few months back a place called Horizons Plaza was mentioned for outlet designer shopping in HK.

Denise said...

You should definitely do a secret guide to Melbourne. I would definitely read it myself. I love exploring hidden laneways too, and I think it'll be great if people knew where to go!