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Duty Free for You and Me at The Shilla Seoul

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  Site Where: 202-2 Ga Jangchung-dong, Chung-ku, Seoul, Korea, 100202
October 17, 2008 at 12:56 PM | by | ()

Since 1986, one hotel has dominated both the luxury sleeping and shopping scene in Seoul: The Shilla. Although the hotel has been around for a little longer than that, 1986 was the year that it birthed an independent duty free shop, making the upper echelons of luxury goods available at a price that was almost a deal. The Shilla now operates more shops on the Korean holiday island of Jeju and in Incheon airport, but its original two-floor boutique remains a cult shopping destination.

For anyone who feels the salacious temptation of a duty free catalog in the seat-back pocket, a stop in at The Shilla may be deadly (to your bank account). Being surrounded by smiling, impeccably-coiffed salesgirls and shiny products proves a drug for those who achieve VIP status at The Shilla shops.

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Big Drop NYC Opens Up Shop at Gansevoort South

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  Site Where: 2399 Collins Ave [map], Miami, fl, United States, 33139
October 1, 2008 at 3:31 PM | by | ()

Here's something different for the Gansevoort South: good news! New York City's trendy boutique chain Big Drop opened their first store outside of NYC, inside the Gansevoort's lower level.

Since the hotel opened earlier this spring, it has seen a lion's share of hiccups and setbacks, but won't you feel better staying there knowing that you can buy a Tracy Reese caftan at any hour?

The boutique's personal shopping service "Everything But Your Toothbrush," allows socialites short on time to call with their size and agenda. Big Drop will then play stylist by hand selecting pieces to send to your room for approval. For once, this will also include dudes as Big Drop Miami debuts a men's section.

Of course this addition will appeal most to the scene-hopping New Yorkers who are perpetually swiping their credit cards, but then isn't that the demographic everyone aims for during rough times such as these?

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Hotel Easter Egg: Ivy Studio in Jupiter Hotel

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  Site Where: 800 E Burnside St [map], Portland, OR, United States, 97214
March 30, 2007 at 3:40 PM | by | ()

Deep inside the Jupiter Hotel you will find a hidden indie boutique shopping spot--Ivy Studio.

Erika and Luke Smalley opened the space. Erika designed the purses, and Luke's apparel line, Oxford Slut is a shop mainstay.

The duo added in a pinch of graphic tees, rock posters, art and plenty of vintage records to round out the boutique.

From Ivy Studio's Myspace:

Who is Ivy Studio:

We are a retail store located at the jupiter hotel in portland oregon. music,art,clothing,books,accessories.something for everyone. Also we now carry VICE MAGAZINE-IT'S FREE-DUMMY.

Who finds this place:

Nice people who heart shopping.