Shop like an ELLE editor: Taipei, Taiwan
A multi-label designer store founded by a mother-daughter duo and a granary turned supermarket are must-visits in Taipei
Editors from 10 Asian ELLE editions share their favourite shops and markets (and the hotel rooms they collapse in at the end of a shopping spree). This feature first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of ELLE Malaysia.
WHERE TO SHOP
This chain of unique boutiques features a variety of different Taiwanese designer brands. Every boutique is one of a kind, with a different style and concept. 92, Section 1, Da'an Road, Da'an District, Taipei City 106. +886 28773 0115
Opened in 1981 by a mother/daughter duo, Club Designer hosts a great selection of the trends, along with a selection of vintage pieces. 1F, 133, Section 1, Da'an Road, Da'an District, Taipei City 106. +886 22777 4288
The first floor of this store is a restaurant and the second floor is a Taiwanese select shop, which features lots of independent brands. You'll find everything from snacks, sauces, makeup and cleaning products but also clothes, accessories and homeware, in addition to design goods. 54, Songqin Street, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110. +886 22758 2609
Granary No. 1
Once a working granary when Taiwan was under Japanese rule, Granary No. 1 is now a supermarket where you'll find Taiwanese ingredients and fresh produce from local farmers. 4 Aly. 3, Lane 346, Section 2, Bade Road, Songshan District, Taipei City 105. +886 22721 1689
WHERE TO STAY
This luxury hotel has been open barely a year but is already leaving its mark. Designed by famed architect Ray Chen, it is located in downtown Taipei. You'll find lots of boutiques and restaurants nearby, and the rooms have a yuppie meets dandy feel with luxury touches in the bar and lobby.