Xanadu is a multi level sports and shopping center located to the south of the city on the side of the A-5 highway. Easily reached by Car, Bus or Taxi it is also provides for disabled people and young children. Besides the huge array of shops that can be found here, Xanadu also contains the largest indoor ski slope in Europe! Your kids can be entertained whilst you get down to some serious shopping maybe.
The largest shopping complex in Madrid houses the PlazaNorte2 and can be found to the North of the city. The whole complex is enormous and holds a great number of independent stores. There are a number of supermarkets and Department stores located here. PlazaNorte2 is … Read the rest
Enter the Bangkok’s most legendary shopping mall, MBK fancied by both locals and tourists alike. Items ranging from clothing, leather products, luggage and handbags to mobiles, furniture, cameras, electric appliances and stationery are stacked up here spreading throughout eight floors containing 2,000 shops.
Popular for selling goods considerably less expensive, MBK centre is a beehive of activity and offers a plenty of bargains for the eager but budget -conscious customers. These aspects make it worth including on your shopping agenda.
The shopping centre does not consist only of shops; most floors’ aisles and walkways are lined with handcart stalls, and exhibitions, sale promotions or other events are often carried out at the centre of the ground floor. A number of … Read the rest
Chanel No 5
Popular as Marilyn Monroe’s beloved scent, the perfume is a hot favorite among women even today. It is also known to be the world’s best-selling perfume. Chanel No 5 was born out of dedicated research by perfume designer Ernest Beaux and compelling desire of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel to introduce a perfume that would clearly represent how a woman should smell.
Poison by Christian Dior
The perfume was a huge hit in the 1980s. Perfume lovers went head on heels over the exotic purple bottle and distinct heady scent. Poison by Christian Dior is still a hot favorite. Individual notes of coriander, opoponax and tuberose of the perfume have helped the perfume carve a niche for itself in … Read the rest
As well as being sought after by the stylish gentleman they are also popular with women and in fact, Queen Victoria was officially the first owner of a pair of Chelsea boots. Her bootmaker, J. Sparkes-Hall is credited with inventing the boot in 1837. His invention came to fruition following the development of vulcanised rubber. This gave him the idea of creating a boot with an elastic side that could be pulled on and off easily.
Sparkes-Hall filed a patent for his creation of the Chelsea boot in 1851 claiming, ‘She (Queen Victoria) walks in them daily and thus gives the strongest proof of the value she attaches to the invention’.
The appeal of the elastic sided boot continued to … Read the rest
The wax used in the batik-making process is commonly a mixture of beeswax and paraffin. Beeswax is used because it is easily shaped without breaking and paraffin cracks easily which creates the desired visual effect. Natural resins are sometimes added to aid adhesiveness, and animal fats make the wax more liquid. The exact quantity of ingredients for the wax is a closely guarded secret for each individual crafts person. Intricate details of the design are drawn using high quality wax while large areas are filled in with a lower quality cheaper wax. The wax must be kept at the correct temperature: too cold will set in the mouth of the canting tool; and too hot will flow too quickly and … Read the rest
With the beginning of the twentieth century, dresses were anything but little. Made of heavy weave, complicated structures and whale bones for support, Madame Chanel and her vision liberated women from these contraptions with the radical notions of simplicity, comfort and freedom.
Audrey Hepburn was the pinnacle of chic in a hit movie set in New York. In her black dress and dark sunglasses she set the stage for the LBD to move to cocktail parties where formerly, its domain was the funeral. And as a cocktail dress, it skimmed the body with a shortened hemline.
For a decade or two, the LBD was ignored in favor of hippie chic but vivacious color, flowing fabrics and longer lengths. It was … Read the rest
What exactly is the Burberry Outlet Store all about? The shop offers a choice of low-priced Authentic Burberry products for men and women. Although many local Burberry outlets offer some great deals, many times they will not offer exclusive items or will not have the product in stock. This huge online outlet mall is nothing like the outlets that have popped up locally in the U.S. With amazing low-prices and a huge attractive selection, this Burberry shopping center not only have stocks of the latest and hottest Burberry Products, but also offered are vintage and classic products.
As you may know, Burberry was invented by Thomas Burberry. It’s has been a luxury fashion retailer for men and women’s clothing, sunglasses, … Read the rest
Go with ankle boots
Ankle boots are back, and you’ll find them everywhere in as many styles and colors you can imagine. Whether you like cowboy-inspired boots, lace-ups or slouchy suede, you’ll be sure to find an ankle boot to suit your style. Ankle boots look fabulous with skinny jeans; their abbreviated shape sets off slim legs perfectly, elongating your legs by showing more of them. Plus, they’re fun, funky and right on trend.
Choose classic tall boots
Knee-high boots are the iconic foil to skinny jeans. Tuck your skinnies into tall boots and you’re instantly stylish, chic and polished. Classic riding boots are especially flattering with skinny jeans, so try an always-fashionable flat-heeled equestrian style to emanate preppy-cool style … Read the rest
Built toward the end of the Georgian period, Princes Street is one of three parallel streets laid out in a grid formation. The three streets run in a west to east direction from above the site of Edinburgh Castle, the other two streets are George Street and Queen Street. At the west end of these three main streets is access to Charlotte Square and to the east is St Andrew Square. It is at St Andrew Square that the Edinburgh branch of Harvey Nicholls is located. Not only can you visit one of the UKs most exclusive stores but, if you wanted to, you can sample the ‘Taste of Scotland’ in the stores restaurant. With a menu designed by Stuart … Read the rest
You’ll want to start by getting to know what’s on offer in the city itself.
Popular with tourists and bargain-hunters is the daily, open-air market of San Lorenzo. Or, check out the New Market, located under the Loggia del Porcellino, or the flea market, which is held near the Piazza Santa Croce on the last Sunday of each month.
Who, visiting Florence, hasn’t heard of the Ponte Vecchio – charming medieval bridge which spans the River Arno. Throughout the ages, it’s always been packed with merchants. Nowadays, its shops are brimming with delightful jewellery, gold, art, and souvenirs. Perfect for buying gifts for loved ones, the only problem is that you may not wish to part with the goods once … Read the rest