Yes, this is a vintage store in Hong Kong and yes, this cat was shot purposely as part of the picture. Another Hong Kong suggestion courtesy of a reader that I vaguely knew about before had to be sought out. Despite the distinct lack of vintage stores in Hong Kong, Select 18 (18 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan) still manages to make itself stand out from the MANY that London benefits from. It's a curious mix of furnishings, vintage jewellery, deadstock vintage sunglasses and a mass of designer consignment clothing and shoes. Ye shall not find sixties frocks here but the hunt is still part of the game as the store is overly stuffed. In the same way I comb through everything at Bang Bang in London and come across gems, Select 18 threw me open to Camilla Staerk, Comme des Garcons, Margiela, Valentino, Armani, Prada, YSL and more. Turns out the owner has some a circle of pretty good connections that are constantly dropping off bags of worn designer cast-offs (I often wonder whether I'll ever get to the point where bags of unwanted YSL and Prada get shoved off to consignment stores… then I remember I'm a compulsive hoarder and destined to be a crazy clothes lady living in a house stuffed with rags…)
This Diane von Furstenberg dress stuck out in a mass of black and fits in perfectly with my current love of pastels that are decidedly not wishy washy.