I am back in LA but wanted to make sure I got this in. The Landmark shopping complex in Hong Kong is the most amazing collection of boutiques, not to mention the convenience of the location in Central. The subway stop is directly underneath, you walk out of the train and the stores are right there at the exit. A new Harvey Nichols just opened and there are the usual fare of international status symbol designers but there are also extraordinary high end specialty boutiques like Kwanpen, a Singaorean line of exquisite crocodile bags. These are a true lady’s bag, the lines are clean and the size petite. Giant hobos are nowhere to be found in Asia, they are just not the thing there. The quality of these croc skins are perfect with large scales. You can see from these images that the scales are in perfect alignment on each bag and all of them are single panels. The details are meticulous down to the interior. Some of the styles have embellished jewel like hardware but I was drawn to the more minimal which gives more prominence to the incredible skins. Even the names of the bags are poetically thought out: the bag on the top left is called the Droplet because of the degradation of the scales but it also alludes to the touch of a woman, light but far reaching. Do you love that or what? I wish I had more time to bond with these bags but this trip was insanely hectic and I only had a moment to drool and then run. If you are in Hong Kong, you absolutely MUST visit this boutique. They also have watches, belts and shoes.
I want to share my love of Hong Kong with this picture from the Peak, high above the city. How can you not swoon and fall in love with this city? See all those building? They are filled with fabulous designer boutiques!!