If you recall, I left for Hong Kong immediately after my last final back in May and before I even had time to get over my jet-lag, I was busy pretending I knew how to draft risk factors for prospectuses. I could spend days talking about my summer in Hong Kong but in the interest of time, lets focus on the SHOPPING :)
My first week in HK, just finished dinner with some family friends at a restaurant in Times Square, working my way down the mall's 13 stories via escalator, sees a small ad for the Pedder Warehouse sale on the 6th floor, stops to read the info, checks watch - 30 minutes before event closes for the day, sprints back up to the 13th floor, and grabs as many pairs of shoes as my arms can carry. There was also a lot of screaming and jumping up and down in joy.
I still cannot believe I unknowingly stumbled upon the infamous Pedder Warehouse sale. The Pedder Warehouse sale is HK's answer to the BNY Warehouse sale. Only, the focus is on SHOES. Racks and racks of Kirkwood, Louboutin, Givenchy, Lanvin, etc. The best part - it was up to 90% off. On Pedder, Lane Crawford and Louboutin HK are all part of the Pedder group so theres no need to worry about fakes. The sale happens about 3 times a year (Spring, Summer, and Fall) and its honestly worth planning your trip around. Since I walked in during closing of the second day, I cant even begin to imagine what was on the racks at the start of the first day. However, I'm not complaining...
Louboutin VP - Fuxia Paillettes
Louboutin Decolletes - Blue Paillettes
Louboutin Jean Paul Wedges in Red Patent
Giuseppe Zanotti Blk Suede Ankle Booties
I'll have to update these pics later with the discount amt and the price in USD but everything you see above was bought at 50-90% off. Flippin' amazing.
After the Pedder sale, I was on a bargain-shopping-high and proceeded to spend hours at work researching outlet shopping in HK. My work led to me to the outlets at Ap Lei Chau, where the main attractions are Lane Crawford Warehouse and Prada Warehouse. The Lane Crawford is a hit or miss. They do have rack and racks of shoes but the selection is no where near the Pedder Warehouse selection..probably bc LC's stock are the leftovers from the Pedder sale. I did manage to find 3 highly coveted styles from Louboutin but all were 1-2 sizes too big for me. I had better luck at the Prada store where I managed to fight my way through the sea of Korean tourists and walked away with a buttery soft Gauffre clutch and saved abt $500:
My summer internship was in-tune with the summer sales happening all over HK but after Pedder, nothing struck me as a great deal. The only other sale find was from Lane Crawford:
Louboutin Blk/Beige Mago
I wasnt crazy abt the fact that these were only 30% off but after TN confirmed that they were all sold out in the States, I decided 30% off was better than not having them.
These weren't on sale but I'm sure you'll be able to see why I was willing to pay full price (both are from the On Lan Louboutin boutique in Central):
LOVE, Love, love these crazy shoes.
Amethyst Python VP
Can finally cross off "purple exotics" from my CL wishlist.
Okay, these I didn't get in HK but I might as well just throw them in with this post:
Chanel flats (SCP boutique)
Okay, now back to my patent law homework.
PS: UBER exciting Hermes post coming soon!!!!!!!!!