Monday, November 24, 2008
Can you tell I like simple things? Or rather, Japanese things?
Uniqlo is my other love from Asia. I know I mention it all the time, and I almost exclusively shop for basics there, so I thought it deserved its whole entry. I'll miss it so much when I go back to Canada. They only have one store in NYC, and again it's too far.
Uniqlo is the Japanese H&M- or maybe Gap? Although I never liked Gap very much, I'm loving the simplicity of Uniqlo's clothes, and the affordable prices. True, sometimes the collections are a bit lacking in excitement, it's a quite monochromatic. Yet they have the best basics- turtlenecks, t-shirts, jeans, sweater dresses, and hooded sweatshirts in all colors. They also have great-fitting skinny jeans for 40$ a pair, and a few times a year they have guest designers such as Alexander Wang.
I'm almost embarrassed to say I know all the different Uniqlo locations around Seoul, and I religiously visit the store at least once a week. I don't always buy something, but I know the collections by heart and can locate every item in less than 5 seconds. I got Aaron addicted to the men's section, too. While in Japan, I was stunned to discover that their Uniqlo stores sell kimonos and home goods. Yes, that's where I bought my kimono and matching tiny wooden sandals.
How can you not love a store that features Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon as a model?