Shanghai is a city in flux, boasting a mindset of ‘more, more, more’ as far as an elevated culinary scene, taller skyscrapers, and of course, cutting-edge fashions go. Sometimes, however, it’s good to revisit the ‘tried-and-true’ originals, and we find that whenever we’re on the lookout for fashion-forward womenswear, we turn to our trustworthy Le Lutin. Founded in 2009 by Diana Tu and Gloria Lin, the charming boutique now celebrates five years with an ever-growing roster of not only contemporary designers, but also an A-list clientele, from local celebrities to stylists to in-the-know bloggers.
First mainland home to international labels from the likes of Delfina Delettrez, Tabitha Simmons and Prabal Gurung, Le Lutin now adds to its inventory names like accessory maven Reece Hudson, whose leather handbags and clutches can be spotted all over the streets of NYC, and Altuzarra, whose just-arrived Resort 2014 collection sees floral pencil skirts and trench coats fit for the modern professional. There’s jewellery by way of Eddie Borgo, fragrances from Rochas, and gowns by Alessandra Rich, not to mention the so-hot-right-now Revé by René sunglasses. Five years of fabulous, high fashion retail has time and again proven Le Lutin is first port of call for a guaranteed style injection.
Shop 2A / 2/F / Golden Eagle Square / 278 Shaanxi Bei Lu / +86 21 6075 1331 / shoplelutin.com