London and New York’s day-to-day fashion scene is more than just haute couture, heels and handbags – there’s also an important emphasis on originality and unbranded street fashion which does, to some extent, go a long way in forming part of both cities’ buzzing, edgy identity.
People are thrilled to tell you, when asked, that the very cool bracelet adorning their wrist is actually from a chap with a tiny stall on the streets of Soho (SoHo if you are in New York). They are even more proud to tell you that it only cost £5 ($10).
Buying expensive, nice things is easy; buying nice things that aren’t expensive, isn’t and when you manage to, it should be celebrated (I also like to think that if it costs half the price, then you can buy twice as much *winks*).
In the spirit of supporting my Singapore equivalent of the man/women with the hip Soho street stall, I recently stumbled upon the blogshop Walking with Angels, who make and sell quirky, fun things that are both inexpensive and experimental.
Their paddlepop bracelet hasn’t been off my wrist since it arrived in the post 3 days ago…
…and cost me just $5 (£2.50).
But it doesn’t just stop at accessories. The original Singapore blogshop has to be Love Bonito who sell some things I’d never wear and some things I really would, including these fabulous orange wedge espadrilles that cost $35:
and some $28 coral shorts which I love and have just placed an order for:
In the spirit of sharing and supporting local talent without having to haul ass to Far East Plaza, look no further.
Image credits: Walking with Angels (bracelet) & Love Bonito