Posts Tagged ‘harbour city’
i heard one of the saddest news in hong kong retail in the last few days. the iconic shanghai tang store on pedder street will be replaced by abercrombie & fitch.
as we know that consumer power is slowly declining in america and rising with such prowess in asia, it is no wonder that in the last few months; we have seen a lot american retailers hitting the shores of hong kong such as the impending opening of gap and american eagles.
i just cannot believe that after years of being there, we will be losing such an iconic store( at such a prime piece of retail real estate) – which is unique to hong kong’s identity. i have never bought much from shanghai tang personally but whenever i have to bring tourists or clients, that would be one of the places i’d bring them. it’s also the place to go when you have to buy someone a corporate gift for someone to remember hong kong by. i’ll definitely miss it sorely!!
talking about american eagles – i was just at the shop last weekend. seriously, i don’t understand what the fuss is about. while there are a lot of good basic wear, the price and quality tell two different stories. it is what it is, the quality is rather crap!
happy chinese new year. a few months ago, i think i may have written about my dad who is currently ill. he has been in and out of the hospital as the doctors can’t really find out what is wrong with him . looking at the way he has been living, i can only say that he took health for granted.
you know the part that saddens me the most, his mind is still so active. he has so much intelligence but his body is slowly but surely failing him. i remember when i was overweight, walking up a steep flight of stairs would leave me breathless. that is not the life i deserve. that’s not the life any of us deserve. i hope you live a life you deserve and that it gives you the dignity of living.
i wish you all the best of health.
speaking which, i was packing lai see last night. we got this pack of lai see from harbour city.i am reluctant to give them away. they are so pretty and tastefully done!!!