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.
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)
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)
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
J Max, 17-2 Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District (134 6666 2024)
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)
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