Shopping in TaipeiFriday, May 17, 2013
As promised, the focus of my final post on Taipei is on shopping. Taipei has such a thriving and vibrant shopping scene, it's impossib...
Today, I will be sharing my top 4 spots for shopping in Taipei as well as pictures of my hauls.
I am sure this wholesale market needs no introduction. Like any self-respecting Singaporean who loves shopping, I spent practically one entire day here scouring through alleys after alleys of clothes, shoes and accessories.
The shops here now boast an endless selection of Korean apparel, accessories and shoes at affordable prices, which make them the perfect alternatives to the traditional stores in shopping malls. I personally think it is a good idea to pop by here first before you head down to the malls, because you just might be able to bag something that you've been looking for at a much lower price.
I found a shop here that sells both made-in-Korea apparel as well as designed-in-Korea apparel. What does the latter mean? It basically means that the clothes are designed in Korea, but manufactured in China. The lower cost of production also translates to consumer savings, hence such apparel tend to be priced lower than their true blue Korean counterparts. Based on personal experience however, the made-in-Korea apparel are definitely better made.
I bought a couple of designed-in-Korea tops at about S$20-S$30 each.
|Shoes from Salvatore Ferragamo // Phantom Bag from Celine // Jeweled tank top from Shanghai|