With heatwave after heatwave hitting the whole of Italy, riding à la ’mad dogs and englishmen out in the noon day sun‘ has become a total impossibility!
So when a lucky dash around Reggio at a passably warm 6:00pm revealed 2 exciting stores, it was fun!
Mas 505 Concept Store prides itself on the immaculate condition of its vintage labels: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, YSL, Dior, Tiffany & Co, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, and affordable luxury designed items Charlottenborg, Tarina Tarantino, Tardivo Jewels and Minnetonka. They believe that these beautiful and extraordinay objects of quality, which might end up in a stuffy cupboard, are given a second chance. I actually quite like their own designed tees with illustrations of designers that have shaped fashion history, entitled – La classe n’est pas de l’eau! – which just sounds divine!
Tag Art Shop Gallery stocks street art, pop surrealism, low brow and vinyl toys together with clothing labels that carry designs in the same vein! This fabulous illustration was tucked away in a silent corner and just too beautiful to pass, making me so yearn for my favourite illustrator, Artist Andrea.