Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Taiwan Shopping Haul: Hairbands

How's everybody's weekend? I sorta went through work on Monday in a rush, trying to do whatever it was that had piled up over the weekend and whatever my boss wanted me to do.

Want to share some of my treasures from Taiwan. It's a shopper's paradise. Things aren't cheap as in if you're expecting to buy stuff for $1 or $2 a piece. But I find the prices very reasonable for the quality of the items and generally, I feel the Taiwanese market is more fashion-forward and eclectic than my own little island country.

I bought these hairbands and hair accessories at 2 different places. One was a night market while the other was the famous wholesale market place. The variety available was astounding, most if not all were imported from Korea and the handiwork is very refined when compared to products of some other countries which I shall not name ;)

The bling thingy caught my eye and I couldn't resist ;)

I love ribbons :) This seems to be a pretty big look this season. Saw lots of similar styles.

I thought this looked rather Chanel-esque *kekeke*

This is a hairclip for gathering your hair up into a pony tail. Very secure when fastened yet doesn't feel like it's going to yank off all the hairs on my head. Bought this at a roadside stall. The lady owner was really personable and sooo friendly. I felt like I was chatting with a good friend. She recommended this to me and I've yet to regret making this purchase ;)

I guess part of the magic of shopping in Taiwan has got to be the wonderful shop people I've met. They're friendly; unobtrusive yet attentive; knowledgeable abt their products; able to come up with win-win formulas when selling aka I get stuff which I really like and they make the sale. Frankly, when I meet sales people like that, I often find myself buying more than I should or need to :P

Listening to: Lisa Ono 小野リサ - Satin Doll
via FoxyTunes


Jamilla Camel said...

Cute Cute Cute--can we see you wearing them?

Yumeko said...

i like the last clip!!
i have a few myself and yes i think i got most from taiwan too hee

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

Hi Jamilla, thanks for the compliments :) Let me have a think on how to 'model' them without showing my face ;) LOL

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

Yes, isn't Taiwan just awesome for stuff like this??? :) How was Korea tho? I heard there're wholesale markets for hair accessories and other stuff.