Lamborghini is another in the long line of big brands to realize that to exist in the minds of the Chinese consumer, you need to be on Taobao.
iPad 2 MANIA has gripped China, with long nasty lines at the official Apple stores. I am going to skip the lines and pick one up on Taobao.
What do you do for better luck and happiness? For only 10rmb per day, this Buddhist temple will light a candle for your good karma!
I have just realized that my possessions are adorned with frighteningly few laser-etched markings. I’ve got to do a 180-degree turn on my purchasing habits.
From now on, nothing but futuristic laser-etched items.
Many thanks to reader Veronique for today’s Field Report –
simplecut clothing is really classy and has some beautiful photos showing off their clothing and some of Beijing’s great scenery.
It is a tradition for Chinese leaders to drive around with their head sticking out of the sunroof like a half-man, half-car creature.
The car half is called Hongqi, and you can buy an antique model for yourself on Taobao.
As a man, I have almost no thoughts for footwear. Bowling shoes, on the other hand, seem to be exactly what shoes *should* be.
Thanks to Twitter follower @msittig for this suggestion!
Street maps, subway maps and a pouch that fits a passport perfectly. Classy.