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Old July 19th, 2009, 11:09 AM   #101
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Haha - Skybean, I just came in here to quote/post your photos from the HK section!
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Old July 19th, 2009, 11:10 AM   #102
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To be honest I like the buildings and the architecture but the spread of all these luxury brands just depresses me. I find it just highly ostentatious and pretentious with all these massive logos....
Incidentally, it's the most expensive brands which don't really promote their logos so 'openly' - Stefano Ricci, Brioni...

Even within the same 'brand' - Giorgio Armani does close to no 'logo' promotion...whereas the likes of Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans and A|X are plastered as large as possible over the clothes.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 07:51 AM   #103
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I can't believe that when mentioning Asian luxury shopping streets that Huaihai road and Nanjing WEST road have not been mentioned once. Nanjing East pedestrian street seems to receive the most attention for some reason even though it is considerably outclassed by Huaihai road and Nanjing West road. Huaihai road is a high end shopping street that stretches for a couple of miles flanked by elegant completely restored art deco mid-rises that radiates an atmosphere of antiquity and classiness rarely found in Asia (as opposed to Hong Kong and Tokyo where high end luxury shopping streets are generally sleek and modern). You can find all sorts of brand-name stores like Polo, Lacoste, Armani, etc. there. Nanjing West road is comparable to a certain degree though more modern and less extensive. In fact, the closest thing in Asia to Champs-Elysee IMO would be Huaihai road.

When I have pictures, I will post them. It is very spectacular and unique for Asia
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:45 AM   #104
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 10:24 AM   #105
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Most trendy restaurants, bars, clubs, and retail outlets[boutiques] here in Manila are located in Bonifacio High Street.


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Old July 22nd, 2009, 12:57 PM   #106
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That's a very American-style suburban mall.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 06:37 AM   #107
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jiyugaoka, tokyo suburb
nice streets
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:15 PM   #108
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Most trendy restaurants, bars, clubs, and retail outlets[boutiques] here in Manila are located in Bonifacio High Street.


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I don't agree. Green belt has much more luxurious stores and is more upmarket.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:16 PM   #109
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That's a very American-style suburban mall.
It's actually very much down town. Unfortunately Manila is very American. You can't walk around even in most places. Cars rule.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 04:56 AM   #110
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It's actually very much down town. Unfortunately Manila is very American. You can't walk around even in most places. Cars rule.
I know it has that massive American influence, but still strikes me as odd for a city in South East Asia - making Manila a world unto itself I suppose.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #111
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Ginza in Tokyo is unbelievable.

Indeed, looks awesome.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #112
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I know it has that massive American influence, but still strikes me as odd for a city in South East Asia - making Manila a world unto itself I suppose.
To me it's not a blessing. More Spanish influence would have led to a more liveable city with many city squares and pedestrian only streets.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #113
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while i agree that Greenbelt is indeed
more upmarket than High Street
but High Street is probably the closest
thing we can call here as a luxurious
"shopping street"
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Old July 29th, 2009, 09:25 AM   #114
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To me it's not a blessing. More Spanish influence would have led to a more liveable city with many city squares and pedestrian only streets.
you mean like this

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In Baku (Azerbaijan) majority of the top brands boutiques are located in Neftchilar avenue











































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It's actually very much down town. Unfortunately Manila is very American. You can't walk around even in most places. Cars rule.
Metro Manila does have a high pedestrian activity especially within the city centre and CBDs. Like in HK, other areas of the city require cars. In fact pedestrian activity in Manila is higher compared to other ASEAN cities like KL or Jakarta. Jakarta is the car oriented city. Hardly any people walking in its streets.

I don't find the city American at all. It's Filipino

HK does have its share of American style suburban malls. Just go to Redhill Plaza in Tai Tam.
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while i agree that Greenbelt is indeed
more upmarket than High Street
but High Street is probably the closest
thing we can call here as a luxurious
"shopping street"
Greenbelt is more a mall
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That's a very American-style suburban mall.
Its not a mall. The place is compose of individual commercial buildings, etc. The place is kinda similar to Third Street Promenade in Sta. Monica
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Old November 25th, 2009, 06:43 AM   #119
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I'm sooo not able to understand why it's a big deal to have "luxury" streets in a certain city. And plus, would you want to live in a street filled with luxury goods and not be able to buy any of the products for its expensive price?? Gosh people, I live in Midtown Manhattan in Times Square and although it's exciting to be living in the "Crossroads of the World" it is definitely not residential and can get annoying with tourists lol
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I'm sooo not able to understand why it's a big deal to have "luxury" streets in a certain city. And plus, would you want to live in a street filled with luxury goods and not be able to buy any of the products for its expensive price?? Gosh people, I live in Midtown Manhattan in Times Square and although it's exciting to be living in the "Crossroads of the World" it is definitely not residential and can get annoying with tourists lol
Times Square is certainly a tourist area. Whether native New Yorkers like them or not, they have to get used to them. The best thing native New Yorkers can do is help them out if any of them ask directions despite their straight attitude. Tourism is part of NY's economy.

As for luxury streets, there are those with high social status who can afford to buy luxury brands. And these kinds of streets give character to that city. And it also show's the city's wealth.

BTW, HK has its own counterpart of Times Square, its Causeway Bay

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