Has Uniqlo opened yet in Aus?
I'm back in Shanghai and dropped in to the Uniqlo at Grand Gateway the other day. Full of win. Fantastic shawl-collar knit cardies, decent Japanese thermal underwear (with arms long enough for laowai, unlike the Chinese ones); "fun" flannel shirts with jumbled-up colours and patterns; slim-fit stretch chinos for the hipsters; truckloads of other goodies.
I walked away with a shawl cardigan, a thin cardigan, thermals, and a fun flannel. Damage just over A$100 for the lot. You see, I can thrift too.
In other news, I've decided to go out on a limb (as it were) and commission a fully bespoke silk/linen suit from a local tailor. Now, Shanghai tailors don't have a particularly stellar reputation. So this is definitely a gamble. Even bigger gamble is the fabric, which is from a Chinese loom. But the swatch looks and feels very nice.
Total cost will be just over A$1K* and they are throwing in a MTM linen shirt. So, assuming the suit turns out to be wearable, it's definitely a bargain. And this is definitely my last sartorial purchase for the year.
* (I am getting a special price because I am good friends with the shop owner.)
You going with Amy, Cox?