Rupert Sanderson sample sale at their On Lan Street store. From now until 12 July (Sunday). 40-50% off. Many "normal" sizes and designs (including the gold and silver collections).
This is a long overdue post that I have been meaning to write since exactly one month ago - when Miss Curator came back from a holiday in Germany and a few friends asked what are the best things to buy in Germany.
So here are a few suggestions:
Truth: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Moncler, Haribo
Myth: Rimowa (ok, only if the Euro is REALLY cheap, which is like, now)
However, one thing that you definitely should not miss are the Dr Haushka skincare products. Dr Hauschka is available in Hong Kong at Lane Crawford and Joyce Beauty, but you can find it in Germany in all the local pharmacies for half of the price.
Dr Hauschka's skincare products are all made in Germany using plant extracts without synthetic chemical emulsifiers and feature fragrance mixtures from natural botanical essential oils. They feel soft and soothing on even the most sensitive skin, and the fragrance of plant extracts is very relaxing for a stressful mind.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Dr Hauschka brand, here are a few things that Miss Curator loves and would highly recommend:
One thing to watch out for is the climate difference between German and Hong Kong - which means some of the cream products might be a bit too thick and "sticky" for use in Hong Kong (especially during the more humid seasons).
Happy holidays everyone!
Miss Curator has been MIA in the last couple of weeks, as she's been on holiday and looking for shopping ideas on the other side of the world.
Don't worry - we'll be back real soon.
In the meantime, almost all the shopping websites that we love are now on Christmas sale - yes ALL of them. So you probably don't need any tips from us for now.
Have a happy Christmas and a wonderful new year!
Miss Curator xxx
Don't miss the thanksgiving cyber weekend sale this weekend.
Selfridges UK - 20% off with code SELF14 (in addition to the normal 20% VAT discount if you're in Hong Kong)
Rupert Sanderson UK - 30% off with code PREVIEW
ASOS - 20% off with code CYBERWKND20
As Mr Curator sits in bed typing this, thinking whether he should pull the trigger on a second batch of Gammarelli socks to take advantage of the precipitous fall in the EUR/USD rate, he can't help but reflect on a purchase well made the first time round.
For those that do not know, Gammarelli is the supplier of all the Pope's sock needs for the last 200 years, and who better to learn everlasting style off than one of the oldest institutions in the world. The sole online supplier of these socks is Mes Chaussettes Rouges (http://www.meschaussettesrouges.com/en/3_gammarelli), and they also have an excellent and very responsive customer email contact.
When Mr Curator bought his first batch of socks a few weeks ago he was pleasantly surprised by the below handwritten note on the package - definitely knows how to push the right buttons on their client base:
In addition, the purple (OK pink) socks are a distinct shade that will let the discerning man stand out from the sea of bright red sock try-hards in Hong Kong.
Having worn his socks for the last few weeks, Mr Curator is impressed by the smoothness and lightness of cotton, important for wear in the warmer climes of Hong Kong. The added bonus is that being knee length, when coupled with a fully lined trouser (i.e. lining goes all the way round the leg but ends at the knee), removes all itchiness from even the coarsest of winter cloths, an important consideration given Mr Curator's very sensitive skin. Of course its not all about comfort, knee length socks also ensure the cardinal sin (pun intended) of showing leg is never committed, which as any Italian man will tell you is a definite no-no.
So there you go, buy yourself a piece of history (ex-VAT and at multi-year low EURUSD rates), and point your cursors to http://www.meschaussettesrouges.com/en/3_gammarelli to take a look at the online shop.