Accessories for the fashion

(That's shanghai)
Updated: 2006-10-26 15:03

When my thighs deny me the ability to squeeze my rear into the latest skinny-look jeans or when I can't face the reality of fitting-room mirrors, that cute little clutch bag and those dangly earrings never deny my need for a fix of the latest fashion trends-- thank goodness for accessories.

Jewelry

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but unusual pieces made with jade, silver and gold at Treasure House on Sanlitun Beixiaojie get their share of attention as well. Big necklaces are in with the Hollywood glitterati and this store has a variety of those too. Prices start from RMB 100.
Treasure House, 5 Sanlitun Xiwujie, Chaoyang District (8451 6096)


Umbrella
Just because it's raining doesn't mean your fashion sense has to get soaked (RMB 120 at eBase).
eBase, 5A45, Oriental Plaza (8518 6008)

Trilby
This is the look of the season: trilbys in every color have been seen gracing the heads of stars all over the world (RMB 80). The shop also sells jewelry, handmade on the premises, with prices starting from RMB 60.
J Max, 17-2 Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District (134 6666 2024)

Belt
Absolutely is no longer just good at keeping your trousers from falling round your ankles, but can accentuate your peek-a-boo belly or waist line. Absolutely has an excellent range of sparkly, jeweled creations starting at RMB 180.
Stall 1001, 1/F, 3.3 Plaza, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District (5136 5884)

Bag
Indulge in a bit of sparkle with this beaded bag. A head-turner on a girls'night out (RMB 60, Oriental Plaza).
Stall near the CRC supermarket (no tel)
Or for something more daywear, try this monochrome bag from eBase, with a great rope design.
eBase, 5A45, Oriental Plaza (8518 6008)

Accessories are key to every look this season, so remember the three Bs (big, bold and bright) to keep the winter blues at bay. Kimberly Cox



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