Monday, February 8, 2010

#1071 Thirty nine dollars, sixty cents

All photos: Olly Rose.

I snatched two opportunities to go shopping while in Paris. The first, on the second-to-last day of Haute Couture in between shows, the second, on my last day before flying out. Three stores - Comme des Garcons (for the Comme Play Chucks), UNIQLO and The Gap. UNIQLO is my favourite of the chain stores. It's like the Japanese version of H&M but better - great basics, no unnecessary details, the best unbranded knitwear. I was after another cashmere sweater like the navy vee neck I bought in New York, but when I got there, all the cashmere was gone. What they did have, though, was a giant selection of heavy lambswool cardigans. And they were cheap. So, so cheap. €19.90. $NZD39.60 at today's exchange rate, but I'm pretty sure that while I was there it was more like $35.00. How anybody can make a profit on a fully knitted lambswool cardigan while selling it for less than forty NZD is beyond me. The mind boggles. I picked up the forest green melange version, it being the colour of the season and all. The shirt is +J (Jil Sander for UNIQLO). It was ten euro more expensive. The mind boggles.

More photos below.



Kelly Cambon said...

The cardie looks terrific! Immensely jealous of your shopping expeditions in Paris!

Isaac Likes said...

Thanks Kelly!

And nice to see that you blogged in the weekend.... IT'S BEEN A WHILE!

rich said...


Anonymous said...

its a very nice colour in the sun!