Category Archives: Cultural Imperialists

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Will All You Clones Please Line Up, Hong Kong to Shanghai

My trip to Hong Kong was quick yet productive (which is why I haven’t had time to catch up on blogging until now), and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Lane Crawford team and visiting their stores again. I ended up … Continue reading

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The Roller Disco, Putuo

So most Chinese people are not into vintage in the same way their Western counterparts are, but it’s slowly catching on in the Mainland… One reason they may not be that interested in it is because the society itself is … Continue reading

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Shanghai’s Hutongs, South Bund

A month ago I was looking at “Places” in iPhoto and I realized that in my journey to document Shanghai’s sartorial culture I had neglected an entire section of the city… Granted, it was the South Bund that barely anyone … Continue reading

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Individuals vs. The Masses, Jing An District

Behind Plaza 66 lies a quiet little street called Nan Yang Lu [南阳路] that’s usually only used by scooters, as most people end up in the big malls right off of Nanjing Xi Lu. But I was going to pick … Continue reading

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Not Mainlanders (but kinda), Hong Kong

My trip to Hong Kong was short but enlightening and inspiring. They certainly have their own sense of style in Hong Kong, but I don’t think it’s as drastically different as most people make it out to be… It seems … Continue reading

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RUXURY, China

You all certainly know what luxury is, but have you heard of ‘ruxury’? Well if you haven’t, it’s simple: it’s China’s version of luxury. The name is admittedly not entirely of my own invention… Actually, I didn’t come up with … Continue reading

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Sunbrellas, Shanghai

Did you notice that the lady in the last post Sunday Best was not only rocking street pajamas and heels, but also a ‘sunbrella’? A sunbrella is basically a parasol, just not as delicate and dainty… But they serve the … Continue reading

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Post 105: The CLASH

This final post of my 100th Post Countdown of Shanghai’s Top 5 Sartorial Trends will break down what Shanghai’s style is all about, but first I wanted to point out that I’ve made Maleonn‘s beautiful illustration of 20th Century Chinese … Continue reading

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CPHNS’s 100th Post!! : Shanghai’s Top 5 Sartorial Trends

Happy 4th of July everyone!! And apologies for not posting for over a week, but I’ve been moving and my internet has been down; furthermore, I’ve been delaying this post a bit because it’s chinesepeoplehavenostyle’s 100th post, so it had … Continue reading

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What’s Going On China?, Xin Tian Di

When I first came to China, I quickly became disinterested in the oodles and oodles of (usually fake) Burberry, Coach, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton products that pollute the Chinese fashion system, and I thus stopped documenting it; recently though, I … Continue reading

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