Friday, August 14, 2009

Shopping around the World...

I wish I could say that shopping is a dirty little secret of mine but unfortunately, everyone knows and when everyone knows, it ceases to be a secret. I wish I could say definitively that my Senseless Desire to Acquire Syndrome (aka SDAS) was caused by one specific thing but it's probably actually several reasons: 1.) the thrill off the hunt, 2.) new hobbies that must be pursued to the fullest degree, 3.) I go from couch potato to fitness queen and back again, thus needing a wide range of clothes sizes/options, 4.) I'm trying to help the economy regain its footing singlehandedly, and 5.) i'm bored.

So apart from scouring the world of information for places to eat and things to do, I also make it my mission to figure out what I can buy in said parts of the world. Here are just a few of my favorite places to shop!


Marius Fabre (Soap Factory)
148 av Paul Bourret
13300 Salon de Provence, France
00 33 (0)4 90 53 82 75
M - F 9:30 - 11:30am; 1:45 to 5:00pm (4pm on Fridays)

E.DEHILLERIN (cookware)
18 et 20, rue Coquillière
51, rue Jean- Jacques Rousseau - 75001
Phone: +33 1 42 36 53 13 - Fax: +33 1 42 36 54 80
Open on mondays from 9 to 12.30 and from 14 to 18 and on tuesdays to saturdays from 9 to 18. Closed on sundays and off-days


Prada Outlet (Space)
Strada Statale 69
Localita Levanella, Montevarchi (Arezzo)

Diffusione Tessile (Max Mara)
Via Goleto 13/B
Boretto (Reggio Emilia)Emilia Romagna

The Mall (various labels)
Via Europa 8Leccio/
Reggello (Florence)

Il Salvagente
via fratelli bronzetti 16
Milan, Italy
Mon: 3 - 7pm
Tues - Sat: 10am - 7pm

Depachika (basement of department stores)


100 Yen Shop


Century 21 Department Store
22 Cortlandt Street
New York, NY
M - W: 7:45am - 9pm
Th - Fr: 7:45am - 9:30pm
Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 8:00pm

Sample Sales
261 W 36th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10079

Shop Gotham
take the garment center tour! great look into sample sale/showroom shopping!

546 Broadway
New York, NY

I will continue to update this list as additional places come to mind (or if I find new places, of course!)

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