SHOPPING GOH-TOS : TAIPEI : BEAMS

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I visited BEAMS‘ main Taipei branch while I was there. It is located on Fujin Street in Songshan District; one of the prettiest streets I saw. Originating in Japan, BEAMS has since expanded to have stores in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. The BEAMS brand not only focuses on fashion, but they also have cafés as well as specialty stores for music and sport.

BEAMS Taipei was beautifully merchandised; it was such a welcoming space. If you’re a practical dresser that likes pieces that are highly wearable and of fantastic quality, this is definitely a store to visit. It houses a vast selection of both womenswear and menswear. Hopefully from my images you can sense BEAMS’ distinct style. If it is along the same style as yours, you’ll more than likely want to go on a BEAMS pilgrimage as many of their stores have different items.

BEAMS Taipei > No. 340, Fujin St, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan

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After you’re done shopping at BEAMS, please visit Fujin Tree Café! It is just down the road. The decor is absolutely stunning, in fact everything about it is!

Fujin Tree 353 Café > No. 353, Fujin St, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Let me know how you go and what you think if you ever visit!

 

TAIPEI PHOTO DIARY

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Here is a snippet of my time in Taipei; I spent two nights there and it was definitely too short a trip. There is an interesting mix of the traditional and the contemporary in Taiwan’s capital city. It was my first time in the country and I loved it – the locals are so friendly!

Some places I visited included the Beitou hot springs and the sea-side district Tamsui. I stayed right near the infamous Shilin Night Market, which was fantastic as the markets selection of food and clothing stalls is extensive to say the least. I also visited a few great fashion stores and shopping districts too – a blog post on my ‘Shopping Goh-tos’ for Taipei will be posted up soon!

 

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Tokyo is amazing! I started and ended my trip in Tokyo and with each day there I fell more in love with the inspiring city. Autumn was a really great time to go as all the leaves were changing. I visited Yoyogi Park and Shinjuku-Gyoen; both were extremely beautiful (my photos do not do them justice). More favourites were Aoyama and Omotesando, they were both so pretty. Ginza is the area for luxury stores and it was there I saw rows and rows of incredible window displays. Harajuku was the area for second hand shops; think vintage sweaters, Dr. Martens, creepers and denim. Tokyo shopping is vast and almost a little overwhelming, but it comes to no surprise as everyone there is so stylishly dressed. My favourite store was a chain called ‘Rag Tag’; each store has completely different stock. The Shibuya store was where I found the most gems, it was packed with Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Chanel, Celine, Prada and so much more! Food wise, I ate a whole lot of ramen. But, my most favourite meal there was at ‘Tonki’, a Tonkatsu place in Meguro; it was so delicious. There are still so many places I didn’t get a chance to visit and many more areas to discover, so hopefully I’ll get to go back there soon!