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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…)

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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. 

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  1. Brigadeiro

    2009-11-29 at 10:34 PM

    That DVF dress is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE it with the Stella McCartney mesh heels! Great buy 😉
    xx

  2. selena

    2009-11-29 at 10:38 PM

    wow, what a find! i must remember to check this place out next time i’m in hong kong!
    xx
    http://www.dearselena.com

  3. M

    2009-11-29 at 10:40 PM

    cute dress!
    btw I just posted on this brazilian brand I luv and I think the stylist may read your blog coz 2 of their looks reminded me of the stuff you throw on yourself http://marielscastle.blogspot.com/2009/11/off-to-see-wizard-we-go.html

  4. Chasing Cherries

    2009-11-29 at 10:55 PM

    Love your dress, those pastelcolors are just gorgeous.. and it looks really great on you!!!
    xoxo
    chasingcherries.com

  5. Veronica

    2009-11-29 at 10:57 PM

    Finally living vintage organisms found on hong kong island!
    Veronica.

  6. KD

    2009-11-29 at 10:57 PM

    Ooh, lovely! It looks so soft and silky.

  7. Ava

    2009-11-29 at 11:17 PM

    I love love love your outfit! Stunning!
    http://littlemissblackandwhite.blogspot.com/

  8. God's Favorite Shoes

    2009-11-30 at 1:32 AM

    That dress is so fab!

  9. wheredoyoushop

    2009-11-30 at 4:00 AM

    Ahhh the DVF dress is love!!
    That’s amazingggg that Hong Kong even has thrift stores. 🙂
    Can’t wait till I go next summer!
    http://wheredoyoushop.blogspot.com/

  10. JenniferC

    2009-11-30 at 4:02 AM

    I am kinda weird that I love the leggings instead hehe

  11. Crystal

    2009-11-30 at 5:51 AM

    Something about this outfit just makes me feel like lying in bed, listening to iron and wine, and lazing around. The pastels are so soft and pretty.

  12. missmilki

    2009-11-30 at 8:22 AM

    The dress is gorgeous! And I love the orange nailvarnish with it – perfect finishing touch! 🙂

  13. misswayfarer

    2009-11-30 at 9:34 AM

    thank you for all of the fantastic ideas for where to go in Hong Kong! I can’t wait for my trip next month!
    http://www.misswayfarer.com

  14. Ties

    2009-11-30 at 10:08 AM

    Love your outfit here!

  15. Make Lemonade

    2009-11-30 at 10:26 AM

    you look great here susie!

  16. kelly

    2009-11-30 at 11:19 AM

    i knew this shop from newspaper too a month ago, but am too busy to go for a look! it seems really nice there, and does your DVF dress!
    btw, i like Mee & Gee so much, and i m wearing a skirt from it now! haha!

  17. Mel Hoedel

    2009-11-30 at 1:28 PM

    Love love love your outfit! Love the photography and backdrop even more!!!

  18. Courtney

    2009-11-30 at 4:13 PM

    This dress is just amazing, what a find.
    For more all-things-vintage: http://voguebeforefood.blogspot.com. And until December 31st, 15%off sitewide at Lulus.com with code VOGUEBEFOREFOOD!

  19. Jessica Marshall

    2009-12-01 at 5:29 AM

    its an amazing outfit
    no words to explain
    what a beautiful design has been amalgamated
    what a fine piece of art

  20. Wing

    2009-12-01 at 9:24 PM

    Any more ideas for shopping in Hong Kong? Hopefully should be going in February or April! 🙂

  21. Christian

    2009-12-03 at 5:06 AM

    You look sooo beautiful!!

  22. roxy

    2009-12-03 at 5:56 AM

    That vintage store looks awesome!
    http://www.twolia.com/blogs/teacups-and-couture

  23. bravegrrl

    2009-12-05 at 3:10 AM

    i adore your new frock! it looks fabulous on you!
    xo

  24. PVC Banners

    2017-05-04 at 11:09 AM

    I love your outfit! Love the good photography and also backdrop even more!

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