Wednesday, March 26, 2008

OMETESANDO, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh -

can i just move in?

it's the prada flagship. surely they won't mind.

i'm small. i don't take up much space. (the dogs MIGHT be an issue, but i'll give them something other than a nine hundred dollar floral heel stiletto to gnaw on.)

i'm sure this will work out JUST fine.

ometesando is the (one of the) pricier areas of japan. more madison avenue, where they call the retail flagships, not "flagships", but "cathedrals". i kid you not. because they are that much beyond a flagship. i wandered inside that prada store for half an hour not even seeing the merch because the architecture was so amazing, all bubble windows and doubling back stairs.

even the produce (which here is considered a great gift) is not cheap. witness HUNDRED DOLLAR BOX OF CHERRIES:

or the great wall of soy:

or my fave store, LOVELESS, which is underground. well, located under the goyard store, in the catacombs. but the poster! ah, BLISS!

then down an alley behind dolce and gabbana to this amazing gyoza shop. all they serve is one kind of gyoza, steamed or fried, with or without leeks and garlic. and cucumbers in peanut sauce. that's it. people lined up around the block. and worth it!


Anonymous said...

i'll take mine fried, with leeks and garlic, and please throw in one prada cathedral - that thing is so gorgeous! who is the architect?

Matthew Reid said...

I love your pictures...they are so viseral. I feel as if I can taste and smell the places you travel through your words and pictures. Keep up the good work! Love your blog.

Iheartfashion said...

I can't get over the $100 box of cherries!

The Ambiguous Blob said...

I'd be terrified of messing something up in a store with $100 cherries.