Hong Kong Fashion

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Wrap Up Eye on Fashion Man Power

High on Fashion? From neon brights to furs, outerwear and show stopping  headgear, edgy designers keep Hong Hong on the fashion forefront! Keep your eyes wide open or you’ll miss the latest new trend!

Weathering Hong Kong
Winter – Light sweater for day, lightweight coat for night.
Spring – hits the 70’s w/high humidity, pack a sweater for the chilly malls. Stay warm so you can keep shopping.
Summer – hot, humid & monsoon weather, the umbrella is a necessity.
Fall – clear sunny skies & less humidity, pack stilettos & a sexy black dress.
Business Wear – Designer labels = success. A briefcase signifies status & skirts & suits are preferred over pants. Black, grey and white are the winning colors.

The Mall Fall into fur Open Hand

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Where2Shop – Central
Landmark Mall –
Don’t miss Harvey Nichols & Asian owned retailer Lane Crawford for unique Chinese designers.
ICU Mall – 250 stores featuring high end & mid priced stores. Head to Sevia, a bar & restaurant w/outside terrace & harbor views.
Joyce – Prepare for sticker shock at this high end designer boutique. Check out their fabulous bijoux jewels!
PMQ Think Tank – Former police married quarters converted into pop-up shops & studios for up and coming designers.
Causeway Bay – NY Times Square times x 10. Neon signs, billboards, flashing lights & traffic. Includes popular SOGO Dep’t Store selling trends, furniture & electronics. Displays & windows are over the top. Even a miniature Montcler mannequin.
Pacific Place – Conveniently attached to the Upper House Hotel, you never have to leave!

Moncler Windows Forever Blowing Bubbles Carry All

Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon
Harbor City –
Largest shopping center in Hong Kong w/hundreds of stores housed in four separate buildings. Head to the information desk immediately for a map! Be prepared to spend a day…or two!
Peninsula Arcade – Inside “the Pen” are three floors of furs, cashmere & high-end designers. You just might buy too much!
Sun Mall – In the MTR station – a shopping mall you don’t want to miss! Head to Twist offering 33 -40% discounts on Prada, Bao Bao & Valentino leather goods.

Shopping Tip – Hong Kong is outlet mall heaven!
City Gate Outlets near the airport with 90 stores, a spa & cinema complex. The only thing you need is a bed for the night.
Horizon Plaza – A 28 floor renovated warehouse w/150 designer shops located in Ap Lei Chau. Choose among YSL, Marni, Joyce, & Lane Crawford to name a few, (Zegna & Paul Smith so your guys don’t fall asleep).  Did we mention that the Prada & Miu Miu outlet is right next door in its own building? Bring lunch!





Chicago Fashion

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Chicago Fashion – Top to Bottom

Fashion Collage Chicago Elegance Blue Hues

Stay High in Style… Layers, layers & layers. Masked under billowing fur coats and hats are Chicago’s most elegantly dressed. Freezing temperatures means more fashion latitude!

Top Hat Color Pin Wheel Head to Pink Rose

“Head”out in Chicago – Take cover – it’s cold outside. Step out in bold over-sized hats. Stay warm, look cool. Uncover by the fire and reveal a sheer multi textured  top.

Swipe right – it’s a holiday match. A pop of color and you will shine for New Years at the Trump Hotel.

Leg up On Fashion   Drama Dress Undercover

Are you a leg man?  Opaque stripped stockings and a white button down shirt will carry into late night. Add a black skirt, furry boots, and top it off with a red fur hat. Look stylish from head to toe.


Do you want unique hidden shops? Items that no one else has?

Ikram – Ignore the security guards, be prepared for sticker price shock & focus on the vogue look & high styled unique designers

Sprinkles ATM Cupcake! How can you keep shopping without nutrition?

Vintage Underground – One of a kind jewelry. Perhaps a teal blue ring watch that tells real time. It’s always time to shop.

Luxury Garage – High-end designer vintage boutique. Designer shoes, accessories & couture fashion. Two locations – Old Town & a pop up at 900 North Michigan  You’ll need all day to shop there! Sales are final.

Space 519 –Located at 900 North Michigan – Men’s & women’s fashion & accessories. Primarily local Chicago and European designers. Coveting the huge gold ball necklace there.

Nakamol Chicago – Jam packed bling store. Unique pieces of big statement jewelry. The jewelry is featured in major department stores – an opportunity to go right to the source.

Fashion Event – Transworld’s Jewelry & Accessory & Fashion Show for buyers & sellers – February 18 -21. You need to sell more than you buy!



Paris Fashion

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Fashionably French

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Feathered it Up  In the Red  Green with Envy

Styling Tips

Je ne sais quoi – How do the French Women do it?  Nonchalant elegance & understated chic. Being stylish is all about attitude. Know your body and what looks good on you. The ultimate style is confidence. Get the glow of runway style –  bold color, statement accessories & layers of texture.

Bright lips with style– a Parisian pout with iconic allure
Pop-art leaps off museum walls & on to French runway
Seduction in sheer fabrics leaves little to the imagination
Black & White – always right
Fringe, Fringe & more Fringe –  boots, bags, jackets & suede dresses.
Wrap yourself in luxury – scarves, capes, furs (faux too)

 Above the Line   Sleek Sihouette  Take a Spin

Under the Radar  High Tops  Heading Out

Want to arrive in style? Let VIP Travel Experience create a stylish trip!


Thinking about Paris? What to wear?  Here’s a few tips!
Leather jacket, skinny jeans, cross body bag
Leather pants, booties, embellished vest
Accessorize w/stretchy black/jeweled belts as accent pieces
Suede and mink fur coats, wear over everything “weather or not”
Pumps adds punch to basic black
Over-sized jewelry, add crocodile leather gloves for drama
Colored cashmere scarves and sunglasses
A watch – you need to be on time for fashion shows
The ultimate – send your luggage ahead of time with Luggage Forward. Better yet?  Send an empty suitcase

Fashionable Books  Gallerie Layfayette  Skulls


Why shop in Pairs? For the most unique fashion. Where to go? 

Gavilane Paris Bijoux Couture – The Marais hip shopping destination.  Accessories, skull rings, crystals, hats & antique jewels. A skull necklace with removable stone crown that doubles as a ring!
Merci – Captures the new Left Bank. Distressed former industrial space – three levels containing new & secondhand clothes, collectibles, modern furniture. & items by local designers.
Sonia Rykiel – Do you read or shop? A gorgeous store in Paris. Designer furs, accessories & fashion nestled among 45,000 books w/mirror ceilings! Tres Magnifique!
Barbara Bui – Stroll the unique boutiques of Rue Dragon to Rue des Saint Peres. Barbara Bui is a favorite. Don’t miss her patent leather cape! Also located on Avenue Montaigne
Ernest – Stiletto specialist! Creates endless heel seduction for Parisian dancers, fashion models and you! Heels up to 14cm! (Watch your step)
Make My D – Highlights 20 of Europe’s trendiest designers. In Montmartre’s chic neighborhood w/emphasis on jewelry, bags & scarves.
Didler Ludot – Vintage – Three locations specializing in something different: evening couture, ready to wear & little black dresses.
Jacenko – Menswear – A Paris secret.  From Givenchy suits to rare labels. Mix it up with jeans & cashmere. “One of top 12 men’s boutiques in Paris;” we love our men to look great.