Food Republic – I met Laila Gohar, a food writer and avid online shopping enthusiast, in Washington Square Park. She was bundled in layer upon layer on an especially chilly Sunday. Underneath, she’s even hiding a Margiela sweater and Elizabeth and James knickers and is carrying a Prada bag.
Laila writes a textured array of food posts for Food Republic, including Top 5 Food Porn Specialists, a convenient guide to 5 DIY Food and Drink Gifts and a love story about a porchetta sandwich. She was also just picked up by Huffington Post for her take on 20 Exotic McDonald’s Sandwiches.
Laila has an incredible eye, with a penchant for finding interesting designers around the world. She shares her 5 Favorite Online Global Shopping Destinations below. Fair warning: you might not leave your house.
Below are 5 of my favorite online shopping destinations from around the world!
www.thekooples.com (One of my favorite labels for the past three years now. I was in Paris in 2009 taking pastry and macaron classes at Le Notre and discovered it back when no one knew about it, now it’s become huge. They have such a cool aesthetic and concept, you can read about them on the site. They are basically inspired by cool, everyday couples.)
www.shakuhachi.net (An awesome Australian designer with really soft, delicate dresses.)
http://us.sandro-paris.com (Sandro is an amazing French label– they are opening a store in NYC soon — I couldn’t be more excited!)
www.openingceremony.us (Needs no explanation )
http://store.pitusa.co.uk (A really cool, colorful Peruvian inspired label based out of London/Miami)
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