Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Across the Sea - Who Ever Said Shopping Isn't a Sport

Dear Diary,
I know it’s hard to believe. I mean, after all, I had the opportunity to travel to a paradise where food is addictively delicious and you can get fun fashion at wholesale prices. Not to worry, I will give you glimpse of the scenes. From boutiques to street vendors, I covered it all!

When I shop in Taiwan, I always skip the malls where everything’s overpriced and that carry brands you can find in America. My mission has always been to seek unique pieces from small boutiques and find deals in 10’ by 10’ storefronts hidden in the small alleys of a wholesale market. But this is definitely not a sport for everyone! It requires patience, keen eyes, and Intel Duo processor-like speed. Your eyes are constantly filled with thousands of pieces of merchandise wherever you look, so if your brain isn’t able to quickly decide what might work and what might not, you could easily retreat in defeat. If you hesitate, then you will not be able to look through all the stores and miss an opportunity to return with the winning prize. Who said shopping isn’t a sport?


Anonymous said...

This looks like an amazing shopping adventure! It reminds me a lot of thrift store shopping- it takes a lot of effort and patience, but the rewards are worth it!

Jene said...

Oh so lucky! I will live/shop vicariously through you and the pics...good luck and post on what you come back with!

FrillsandRuffles said...

rmichelin - if you know any good thrift shops in the bay area, let me know!

FrillsandRuffles said...

Jene- you have read my mind. I'll be sure to share my loot!

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