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Shopwatch: A voyage of discovery of international independents

Bird, 203 Grand Street, Williamsburg, New York, NY 11211

New York, Paris, Milan, Jakarta



Location: 203 Grand Street, Williamsburg, New York, NY 11211

Womenswear, women’s footwear and accessories

Brands: Isabel Marant, Marni, No 6 Clogs, Won Hundred, Ace & Jig

Instagram: shopbird

Facebook: shopbird

Twitter: @birdbrooklyn


Phone: +1 718 388 1655


Bird owner and former buyer for Barneys Jen Mankins opened the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, shop in 2009. Designed by Norwegian architect Ole Sondresen, it was the first store in New York City to be certified as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the US Green Building Council for the strict sustainability standards throughout its construction. The store stocks a mixture of global luxury fashion and local independent brands, and exhibits work by emerging artists.



Le Royal Eclaireur

Location: 39 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris

Menswear, womenswear, footwear and accessories from Faith Connexion, My Own Faith, Pierre-Louis Mascia, Valentino, Giuseppe Zanotti, Stuart Weitzman

Instagram: leclaireur



Phone: +33 1 56 68 10 47

Designed by French designer Philippe Starck, in collaboration with owner Armand Hadida, Le Royal Eclaireur was created to feel like a suite in the Royal Monceau Raffles Paris, the hotel in which it is located. Offering a glimpse into the hotel’s bedrooms, the part-boutique, part-gallery offers clothing behind faux closet doors and accessories on the room’s bookshelves, as well as the artwork that hangs on the walls.




Location: Kemang Raya No25, Jakarta

Menswear, womenswear, footwear and accessories from Zadig et Voltaire, Paul & Joe, AG Jeans, Cult of Individuality, Gant Rugger, Rock & Revival, Victoria Beckham Eyewear

Instagram: fjlgroup

Facebook: fjlboutique


Phone: +62 21 7182715

In years past, many Jakartans flew to Singapore to do their shopping. Womenswear buyer Lisa Post saw a gap in the market in the fast-developing country and in 2003 opened Fj’L. Fj’L, which stands for Fadjar Uozumi and Lisa Post, the husband-and-wife team who used their combined expertise – hers in fashion, his in cuisine – to create this one-stop multi-label fashion and food destination in Jakarta.




Location: Corso di Porta Ticinese, 46, 20123 Milan

Menswear, men’s footwear and accessories

Brands: Maison Kitsuné, Oliver Spencer, Norse Project, YMC, Wood Wood, Libertine Libertine, Levi’s Vintage, Yohji Yamamoto, Farewell Footwear

Instagram: dictionary_milano

Facebook: dictionarymilano


Phone: +39 02 8358212


Matteo Rancilio and his brother, Cesare, opened Dictionary in 2011 in the Ticinese district of Milan to fulfil the need for affordable international clothing brands in the area. Matteo designed the interior of the shop himself – the white wooden walls are parts of old skate parks. Paying close attention to customer’s needs of quality and design, the Rancilio brothers travel throughout Europe to find stock at trade shows.




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