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28 Apr 2015

HOME BOUTIQUE IN SHANGHAI

How many of  us dream of having a walk-in wardrobe at home, an entire room to organise, lovingly display and try on our treasured clothes, bags and shoes. Well, my mother's friend has taken things a step further and set up a home boutique. Two entire rooms in the basement of her house set up to display beautiful tailored jackets, floor-skimming dresses, matching sets and gorgeous wool coats. There are floor to ceiling mirrors, mannequins, even some sofa chairs and two changing rooms.

What an empowering and exciting idea, I thought, when we visited her home for dinner one evening during my time in Shanghai. Forget the search for a good location with decent rent - she sells pieces from the comfort and freedom of her home, inviting her many friends (and friends of friends) over for drinks, dinner and shopping. What an amazingly fun way to spend an evening! Which is exactly what we did.

Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || home boutique in Shanghai
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || home boutique in Shanghai
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || home boutique in Shanghai, all black tailored and lace outfit
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || home boutique in Shanghai
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || home boutique in Shanghai
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || home boutique in Shanghai, all black tailored and lace outfit

Photos taken by my dad.

21 comments :

  1. Hi Kamara,

    This is an innovative way of selling, indeed!! I just love the idea of going to someone's private home where you have a special appointment and are the only focus with all the attention on you! I saw a documentary about haute couture and it reminds me of that type of "royal" fashion experience!

    Kiss kiss,

    (='.'=)
    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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    1. That documentary sounds interesting - I agree, it's a very private, comfortable way to shop! Definitely a special experience :)

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  2. wow!! fierce and stylish! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  3. i so so love that outfit :) want! right now!!
    kisses from dubai ♥
    www.mahryska.com

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    1. Thank you, Mariyah! I'm glad you like it :)

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  4. What a cool idea, I love it, it looks amazing! :)

    Recently I have started as a guest designer for a famous bag brand and my first design of a belt bag is out! <3 I would love to hear what you think about it! :)
    Hope to see you soon on my blog
    www.beneaththecoat.com
    Bloglovin
    Facebook :)

    Kisses from Zurich,
    K

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    1. Isn't it a great idea?

      Of course, I'll check it out :)

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  5. This is amazing!

    http://fridaynightstyle.com/

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    1. It's a great concept, isn't it!

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  6. So cool. A home boutique is a wonderful idea since it's not a very common practice. It gives buyers a homier & more comfortable environment to shop in. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. I totally agree, I love the concept :) If only I had the space to do so myself!

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    1. She has many gorgeous pieces that made me gasp, too!

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  8. I love how you styled this classic look with the unexpected sheer piece! Go dad for the photos!!

    www.littlepinkmoto.com

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    1. Thank you, Alexa! I loved the jacket, it was so unusual. The sheer piece is attached to the hem of it :)

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  9. Love the idea of home boutique, the blazer combo is amazing. Ps Great photography by your dad :D

    Zahra | www.theluxeedition.com

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