Tuesday’s dance card was filled with a dash to scope out Tokyo Midtown’s newest shopping Mecca. It opened April 30, 2007 with much fanfare as a rival to neighbouring Mori constructed Roppongi Hills. TM features several levels of retail and dining venues.
We discovered a second location of one of YYC’s fave venues in Tokyo ”RESTIR” filled to the brim with select Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Kiki de Montparnasse (Naughty in Nippon), Balenciaga, Lanvin and Rene Caovilla (do not even ask to try if your shoe size is above a 37.5)—we first stumbled upon this FAB select store (as they are known in Japan) in the Ginza.
The Guest Service agent, Ayako Nigana, was not only one of the most beautiful women I’ve seen in a long time (seriously pretty, and hey, I’m straight), but she also spoke fluent English (an ever more rare commodity than you would expect from a member of the G-8 crowd). The dressing rooms were atmospheric—worthy of a Sound Stage in a Sony Pictures production. We can’t wait to shop there again. Still wish that McQueen blouse was a 42 instead of a 40. Should have bought it anyway….Alas.