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10-02-2014
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i went over the weekend...
it's really nice...
almost like going on a mini shopping tour of tokyo without leaving the city...
the people working there are super nice and happy to explain everything...
i really enjoyed it and even found out about a new designer that i really liked---
yoko chan...

the discord collection on display was 3 silk scarves and 3 leather bags...
one bag was especially interesting in that it had its own way of standing on its own...
like a built in display stand...
very cool, but still really chic...

thanks again runner for the tip!

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thank you for the report softgrey
glad you seem to have found some nice things there.
they say it's only you guys in the world that get to see discord at this moment.
so that is a report valuable to us over here.
no shoes on display ? only womens or some that can be interpreted as unisex ?

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my pleasure!


no shoes from discord...
found this image on instagram from some user called pashapraz
the bag in the center is the one i am speaking of...
the long, adjustable strap means the bag can be worn across the body or on the shoulder...
it is also removable, so the bag becomes a clutch...
that is the on main item i would think could be the most gender neutral...

it is also the only item that doesn't have a floral photo print on it...
it's hard to realize in the photo, but the tote bags are really big and a very shiny, heavy, thick leather...
while the scarves are the complete opposite...

the more i look at that middle bag- the more i think it's pretty genius...
it looks like it's on a wooden stand, but it's just a really stiff leather in multiple layers that keeps it so stiff...
it folds over and tucks under the arm neatly...
and while a clutch would usually lay flat, this one stands on its own...
i really like it...
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katajikenai for all the details !

so the bag is congeneric to your luc skirt.
I too will report back if they provide further info over here.

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haha...yes- they both stand on their own...


thanks- i would definitely be interested to know more...

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i also have to say that the petals on the photographic floral prints reminded me of wings and i really think that these prints would make lovely clothes...
especially skirts and dresses...

of course- the scarves would be extremely elegant with an all black ensemble...
very romantic...

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i'm not sure i'll get a reply, but let's try. i'm willing to buy some sarongs. unfortunately the one i have here is not that cool, and i had to transform a AA black tube/scarf into a sarong. anyway....
i'm looking for more colorful/print ones. and no i'm not going to Bali or anywhere in Middle East, soon.
so does someone in the area knows where i can get sarongs ? when i say sarong, i'm not talking about beach apparel, i'm talking about this :
- source: the sartorialist + ibliblio.org
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try little india- they have lots of saris so maybe they have something like that...
near the dover st market there are a bunch of stores that sell all indian clothing and fabrics...
around 27 & 28 st and lexington ave

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this is my new fave store...
lots of vintage japanese designers and their own private label plus handmade ceramics and handmade one of a kind jewelry, etc...

i love love love this place~!
It's called Dear:

http://www.dearrivington.com/#!dear-atelier/c1pf1

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i'm not sure i'll get a reply, but let's try. i'm willing to buy some sarongs. unfortunately the one i have here is not that cool, and i had to transform a AA black tube/scarf into a sarong. anyway....
i'm looking for more colorful/print ones. and no i'm not going to Bali or anywhere in Middle East, soon.
so does someone in the area knows where i can get sarongs ? when i say sarong, i'm not talking about beach apparel, i'm talking about this :
- source: the sartorialist + ibliblio.org
also- i think there is still a store on Prince btw mott and lafayette which has stuff from Thailand maybe? i got some antique saris and silk scarves there a while back...

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thanks softie

everytime i go there, it's to shop spices and middle eastern food items. i'll try to find a shop and would report if i find anything interesting.

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Prince btw mott and lafayette which has stuff from Thailand maybe? i got some antique saris and silk scarves there a while back...
i'll try to check there, too.


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i love love love this place~!
It's called Dear:
http://www.dearrivington.com/#!dear-atelier/c1pf1
it always has great window displays. but last time i passed by it was closed, and i thought it was closed for good. but maybe i'm confused. because the website says it's on great jones, while it looks like one shop on rivington and somewhere btw orchard and suffolk.

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^^they just moved from Rivington to Great Jones...
and the new shop is just lovely!


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i'll check this one, too. i'm in a good mood these days...
anyway.

so i went in "India Town" this past sunday (of course went to DSM, too.....), and I found one shop where I bought a sarong. Actually, it is an indian fabric store where they make the "custom" for you. It is called Om Boutique, on 27th st. btw Lex and Park. Tiny boutique.... The lady owns the shop with her son. She is very nice !
I guess I'll hunt the hood more on week days to see if I can find other stores.

And now, I'm thinking of buying more fabrics to have things done just for me. Like tshirts or shirts (maybe shirts is more complicated). So I'm looking for a couturiere - in France, mum and grandma have this couturiere where they go to get things fixed, or tailored. She is a housewife who does everything in a studio in her garden. It seems far more complicated than I thought to find one in NYC.
Weeks ago, I went to Pins & Needles (on Lex and 74th st.), because I'm currently looking for fabrics to cover that ugly sofa we have home. Unfortunately, the fabrics were "clothes fabric" (cotton isn't really appropriate for "home" furniture cover, I guess), but I found some good stuff over here. The owner is very nice, and gave me good advices. She even gives sewing classes for kids in the 'hood. But when I asked her if she knows a good tailor/couturiere, she told me to go a dry cleaner, who also does tailor (like most dry cleaners here). But I'm not sure they will be able to do what I'm asking. I don't know.

Soft, do you know a good couturiere ?
Sorry, but there's nobody here than knows NYC better than you do, I guess.

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^glad you found something...

as far as a tailor-
it's true...the best and almost the only way to find one is at a dry cleaner...
i guess you could get all creative and go up to FIT or Parsons and post a sign on their job boards...
maybe they have an online job board these days, i don't know...?
but maybe a fashion student would do something like that...
though- i confess, i think most of them would not be so great at it and probably think they are too fabulous for simple stuff...
i don't know...

i do think that if you go to a few dry cleaners you can find some very good tailors...
'the other option is some places on the lower east side or maybe chinatown...
though i don't know any names off the top of my head...

most tailors that i know thru work will not take private clients and anyway, they charge a fortune per day, rather than per garment...you book them thru an agent...

i'd love to find a little grandma or auntie to do some stuff for me as well...
i need to go fabric shopping - i got a vintage YSL pattern that i want to make up for fall...
maybe we can do that together?

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Hello everyone

I'll be in New York next week, and I'm looking to pick up quality stationery (lined notebooks and planner). The selection isn't great where I'm from .. the best I can get are Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917.

Oh! and I'm also looking for smaller labels/boutiques with similar aesthetic to Acne, MMM, RO, MA+, Helmut Lang, etc.

Thank you for any advice greatly appreciated.

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