I had a meeting in the city the other day, so I stopped off at enex100 to do a bit of shopping.
I haven’t been to this mall in a year or so, and I was really delighted by the mix of high street stores and independent boutiques (including a designer clearance sale pop up store!).
My first stop was The Generics Installation, owned and run by a friend of mine.
I was immediately suckered by the mixture of bright fabrics and promise of a brand new dress!
There was so much on offer! You’ll find hot and edgy brands here, like Zanthus, Wild Horses and Zhivago.
This Generics pop up store /installation offers customers a free one-on-one fashion consultation and personalised styling for events.
Lots of pieces were very statement, glamourous and cool. The prices are great too; you pay a little bit more than high street fashion prices, in order to get high quality.
I found quite a few stunning items. On the right is a fur vest which seemed to make me look freaking magical every time I popped it over whatever I was wearing and trying on. It was on sale too! It was like a fashion lift, which instantly upped my cool factor haha.
On the left is was a gorgeous deep green statement necklace with very pretty tassels.
I also spotted this amazing semi-sheer dress, which came in a long and short version, and also in black and red styles. I grabbed a few to try on and I swear I had to “fight off” a girl every 10 minutes, who walked into the store and wanted to try one on. They were just stunning.
I was a bit freaked out by how sheer they were. But they covered all my important bits so I was ok.
I just felt like a sexy, fairy princess whose only covering was a snowflake :P
I tried on a few other bits and pieces, suggested by my friend. She did a great job styling me!
She knew exactly what was hot, current, what would look good on me and she got a good feel for what kind of things I liked :)
I walked away a very happy girl!
My next stop was Pigeonhole at enex100.
I needed to buy a gift for my girlfriend and I was sooo excited that I was finally going to buy a “cool and thoughtful gift”.
Usually I’m not such a great gift giver. I often buy my friends something that’s (admittedly) a bit boring, practical and predictable.
Nice hand cream. Yummy foot scrub. Designer candle. Classic bracelet. Trendy keyring.
Yes they are nice to give. And they are nice present to receive. But… how cool/unique/surprising/different would it be to receive one of these quirky bottles?!?
Or these science beaker containers?!
From unique photo frames, to cute cups, colourful saucers, cool hats, unique bags, weird statues, vintage cameras, pretty pots, funny ornaments, hipster lamps, knitted scarves, funky umbrellas, and lovely jewellery… this place had everything!
I actually ran out of time, and didn’t get to explore a few other shops that caught my eye.
I’ll have to come back to the city another day and check them out!