Melbourne has always been Australia’s shopping capital, with great international as well as home grown fashion influences. My mum and I used to shop in Melbourne what feels like decades ago – when you stayed at the Como and Chapel street was full of quality independent boutiques. Hang on, that was decades ago. In later years, I flirted with the Fitzroy vintage shopping scene. Anyway, my preloved boutique back catalogue was well due for an update.
February saw me back in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Jewellery and Diamond Expo. Hong Kong is one of those cities which is every changing, and while I had the chance to do a solid swathe of vintage shopping in November, my most recent trip brought me some new finds.