My Best Buy from Europe
: all the products purchased by someone during a particular episode of shopping.
So, what did I buy from the long trip on July?
When it comes to shopping during travel, I am a very "precise" person - I make sure I won't buy too many stuff that I don't need (and need to worry if my baggage is too heavy!) However, July was the big SALE season in most of the cities I visited this time (Paris, London, Berlin and Copenhagen); so I got myself some pretty nice stuff from independent shops and random vintage stores. Also, my recommendations on which district/neighbourhood to visit if these cities!
旅行就亂買？「下次就沒機會了、這些都很便宜啊、去旅行就別想這麼多吧！」有說中你的心底話嗎？我卻認為亂買的後果只有行李超重和荷包更傷... 所以我都會仔細考慮過才會入手的。讓我分享今次在歐洲 (巴黎，倫敦，柏林和哥本哈根)買到些什麼吧！大多也是從獨立品牌、Select Shop等等買到。我也發覺原來旅途上 最喜歡的活動，是發掘城市中一些比較有趣的小區：很多小商店、書店；特別的小餐廳、咖啡店等等聚集區域。文章中有這幾個城市中我發最掘到最「有趣地方」的推介。
This white top is from Emin + Paul. Attracted by its volume but lightness brought by the light fabric, perfect to pair with a pair of skinny pants. I've worn it a lot in the trip since I got it, as it is really comfortable to wear!
My another favourite lifestyle shop is Labour and Wait - I always want to purchase all their nice little things for my home. Shoreditch (East London) is basically the must-visit area whenever I am in London, as you could find many independent shops and designers there (also many of the hips cafès, too!).
This is the only item I got from Paris, a silver ring. (Eur35 > Eur 20!) Plus, it could be worn as a 2-side different style!
I am a huge fan of rings, and I like to wear several minimal yet special rings on hand when it comes to styling daily look. I found this little goodie in a Pop-up store in Le Marais, a small neighbourhood with different architecture of course, but the small lanes are alive with bars & restaurants, stylish fashion shops and hip designers, art galleries and museums etc... BigLove Cafè is one of my favourite place to eat in Paris, they serve good Italian food & dessert, and the interior is very lovely too.
The open back dress - Loose cut, perfect length, with my favourite denim and showing a little but not too much skin. Perfect casual one-piece for Summer. It is from a concept store Kauf Dich Glücklich.
Last but my favourite is this nicest headband I've got from the weekend Fleamarket at Mauerpark. Every Sunday, this grassy field transforms into one of Berlin's most famous open-air flea markets. It is like a festival - besides over 100 stores, they have food stores/restaurant, also musicians playing for the public. From vintage to new designer brands & artists, there are more different stores than you can think!
So... What's your favourite neighbourhood to visit in these cities?