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25 Aug

10 Of The Best Vintage Stores In Europe!

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Everywhere you look there are shops that mirror history. And we’re not talking about museums or galleries, but about vintage (thrift) stores. Whether you want to dress yourself to mimic a part of history, or accessorize yourself with retro pieces, there’s plenty on offer.A small warning just ahead, there were so many options to choose from! If you’re missing one from this list, or you don’t find your city among them, that doesn’t mean it’s not a great spot. Search our locals’ tips, and you’ll find plenty!1. Paris Vintage – BarcelonaThe owner of Paris Vintage, a French native by the name of Dorian, has dedicated her  life to the world of fashion. According to our Spotter Sol she knows so much...
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20 Aug

France’s Iconic Versailles Palace Is Opening a Hotel

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Versailles is about to let tourists do way more than imagine living life like French royalty. Reuters reports that the famous palace is building a hotel to let people truly live like pampered kings and queens. Three run-down buildings built in 1680, originally designated for officers, would be converted in hotels. They're technically outside of the park, but many rooms will overlook the famous Orangerie garden from the southeast corner. According to France 24, one of the buildings is a massive mansion, and guests could potentially stay in the same rooms as the king's senior advisers. Written by Megan Friedman, writer for harpersbazaar.com Source - http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/travel-dining/news/a11919/versailles-palace-hotel/ Le Journal de Dimanche reports that the palace is considering the hotel to boost its bottom line financially, though a similar...
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5 Aug

Where to Shop in Copenhagen, According to the City’s Most Stylish Girls

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Some think New York is the most stylish city in the world. Others would argue it’s Paris. But we think Copenhagen deserves to be high on the list—just click through any Tommy Ton slideshow and you’ll find that some of the chicest girls on the street-style scene hail from Denmark. With Copenhagen Fashion Week kicking off this week, we asked five of the city’s best-dressed locals to give us the scoop on their favorite designer boutiques, where to score vintage YSL, and—of course—what they’re planning to wear to the shows. Click through the slideshow for can’t-miss tips from Pernille Teisbaek, Alexandra Carl, and more. written by Emily Farra Source - http://www.style.com  ...
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3 Jul

POLE POSITION ; Concept store showcase Poland’s best art and design

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NO WÓDKA is a showcase of Polish art and design that aims to break through some stereotypes about the country, starting with the name. Don’t let the lack of booze put you off though, as the Berlin pop-up concept store has got plenty of other attractions to recommend it. It’s designed around the idea of a walk-in wardrobe; rather than use traditional wall-mounted shelves, interior architects KONTENT constructed a self-supporting interior frame made of scaffolding which brings several benefits. Using the frame structure, the retail space has been divided into two separate areas. The front section contains moveable parts, such as the counter and window displays, which can be reconfigured as necessary. The weight-bearing rear section also provides a degree of...
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2 Jul

Home / Unusaul Store; VENAFRO, ITALY

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Home / Unusual Store; the architect’s vision is in the name. Luigi Valente states his intention for the retail space to be “a place like home”, but on the contrary “a fantasy place that projects the client far away”. It’s perhaps a paradox too far, unless you live in the future, but what Valente has undeniably achieved, is a thoroughly exciting retail space that belies its diminutive space. Exposed concrete, monochrome colour scheme, arty lighting and Zaha Hadid-esque seating; it’s all very en vogue, and all very effortlessly realised. Luigi Valente’s Home / Unusual Store may not be a fantasy-land cum home, but it’s a bloody good looking shop, and surely that’s all that matters…   written by James Davidson Source - http://www.we-heart.com/ Photography  Stefano Pedretti...
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29 Jun

Your two-shop-stop for Parisian style in Japan

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Two stores, one concept: to deliver Parisian style to the fashion conscious consumers of Tokyo. In a romantic gesture worthy of the capital of love, Maison Kitsuné opened the doors at its sister stores on St Valentine’s Day, with each venue offering a different facet of the brand’s Euro-cool. Naturally both stores are located in the ultra-chic Aoyama district – one providing high-fashion but ready-to-wear outfits, and the other, Cafe Kitsuné, leaning more towards lifestyle, with record label merchandise and more casual wear on the menu. Everything from the floor up has been given plenty of thought by by brand co-founder Masaya Kuroki and architecture office FHC for this return to the firm’s spiritual home – Kitsuné means fox in Japanese....
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29 Jun

TOP 10 Boutiques / Stores In DELHI For The Girl On a Budget

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Image : Les Parisiennes  1.The Wonderland of Sarojni The mecca for real shopaholics who can brave heat, dust, storm and decibels in abundance to get the swankiest clothes, latest trends, be it crop tops, studded denim shirts, maxis, sequin dresses, long skirts-it all comes here first! And sweet bargains await you starting from what, a mere 50 bucks! You can even grab international high-street stuff-New Look, Primark, Dorothy Perkins, Billa Bong-and, mind you, not fakes. Sarojni Nagar Market Price: Rs 50 and above 2. Les Parisiennes This is the shortest voyage from Delhi to Paris. Beautiful is the word for this idyllic-in-every-way ‘tres francais’ store. Be it the butterfly studded walls, the imported clothes, the cutesy cafe-it all gives a feel of...
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13 Jun

Get Your Denim Fix

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One can become very attached to a good pair of jeans – so much so that it’s a bit of a wrench when your favourites finally start to look more devastated than artfully distressed. We’ve got some good news to cheer up your Nudie Jeans, as the eco-friendly denim company has just opened a new store in London in which you can get your Nudies fixed up for free. Experts at the repair shop, part of the retail outlet in Soho’s Berwick Street community, will work their magic to resuscitate your careworn clobber, and there’s a full range of new denim if you’ve decided it’s time to turn off the life support on the old stuff. Speaking of artfully distressed, how...
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11 Jun

PERU PISAC Market

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The legendary Pisac Marketplace on Sundays. Just a short taxi ride from Cusco, this place is filled with everything you can imagine. It is split into two areas, one being the art, textiles & souvenirs, and the other side being a food market where the locals bring their produce to sell/trade. There are vendors who serve boiled or fried corn with seasoning. Don't be surprised to see a cow head sittin  g next to a bowl full of fresh fish. You can easily walk away from this place with all of the gifts you would want to bring home for your loved ones.   The main market is on Sunday, with smaller markets held on Tuesday and Thursday. Sunday is also a good time to see locals wearing colorful traditional...
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