Growing up, we frequented the Giordano/Bossini/Hang Ten chain stores across Taipei and Hong Kong. In 2009, I noticed Giordano Ladies in Hong Kong during a shopping rampage and quickly fell in love.
They describe their aesthetic as clean, simple, modern classic, timeless, and personality. Each collection has a few choice items and they don’t stock a lot. When I was in Taipei in April, I had to go to a few freestanding locations and a department store location to get a full look. And even then, my size had completely run out for some new items. COS is on my must-see list whenever I’m traveling to a city with a store. In Asia, Giordano Ladies is on the top of my list.
The majority of each collection is black, simply designed, and in a lush wrinkle-free material. Service is consistent with the rest of Asia – very attentive. They offer free alterations for pants, so factor in that time if you need it! As much as I love COS, their items are mostly cut for tall Norwegian women. Giordano Ladies is Asian-friendly.
One nice thing is their “privilege card” program. I caught an amazing end-of-the-season sale in HK in March 2009 and made the cut. I have no idea where my card is, but whenever, I pop into the store, they’re able to look up my card which may bring additional discounts or freebies!
Image source: giordanoladies.com and their shop’s Facebook pages.