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Daikanyama Address
Shibuya-ku' classiest shopping district just got a little swankier. Daikanyama Address opened its doors on August 19. The name is not nearly as impressive as the open-air piazza, chic cafés, lanky suspension bridges and dazzling area of designer boutiques. All highlight the "relationship between art and fashion." You'll find names like Vivienne Tam, Kate Spade, Nose UK, Madina Milano and more over 43 in all. It's the perfect place to spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon, shopping, eating and people watching.

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iMac
In case you've missed the larger than life ad campaign on Omotesando and Meiji dori crossing, iMac has matured. This season's colors are a little more sophisticated: Sage, indigo, ruby, snow and graphite. The lastest additions to the iMac family boast wireless internet surfing with Airport, iMovie2 for amateur digital video editing and a Harman Kardon Odyssey audio system with MP3 technology. The new iMacs come in four models that top out at 500MHz with 30GB storage capacity. Three models feature a DVD/CD player. In Tokyo, space is always an issue, and the latest supercomputer from Macintosh, the PowerMac G4 Cube, is as kawaii as it is compact. But don't let the size fool you. This PowerMac packs a punch at 450MHz with 64MB of high performance RAM, 1MB of backside level 2 cache, a 20GB Ultra ATA/66 hard disk drive, DVD-ROM drive with DVD-Video playback and the ATI RAGE 128 Pro graphics card with 16MB of graphics memory.

"Crack print" dragon overprint sweat shirt from Diesel's Five Star Luxury of Dirt Line

DIESEL spring/summer 2001
DIESEL's spring/summer collection sings the praises of grunge. Very apropos of the line, which features segments hailing the "five star luxury of dirt," this year's ad campaign has no supermodel at the helm. Instead, one Frank P. Stevenson, an indistinguished gentleman from Florida's Everglades, showcases the line on his "homemade" website (www.kingfrank.com) where his "professional" photos of the collection are on display. The Five Star Luxury of Dirt sports a sportier look this season with college crack print sweatshirts, dragon logo tee shirts, and overprinted items with a "punky and trashy" look. Other themes of the collection take their inspiration from the military (combined with ethnic and punk influences), martial arts and "Bangalore tailoring." A slitted scarf in olive and Mao-collared jacket are a few innovative hightlights.

strawberrynet.com
"What you see is what you pay." That's the deal at strawberrynet.com, the Etail partner of Strawberry retail stores. Based in Hong Kong, this innovative company offers designer name skin care, make-up and fragrances such as Clarins, Escada, Helena Rubenstein, Christian Dior and more at discount prices. Strawberrynet.com is the first Etailer to offer free worldwide shipping, a universal money back guarantee and convenient price comparisons in different currencies. At this site, in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, you immediately see what you're saving. Compared to Japanese prices, strawberrynet.com's discounted costs makes shopping at this Etailer seem like you're cruising through a virtual duty-free store.


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Crunch 03-5459-123-
Dr. Allen Leroy Robinson
Hair Dressers Archecal 03-0449-6106
Hayato New York 03-3498-9113
Hugo BOSS
Japan Electrolysis Clinic (Ginza)
Maiko Make Over Studio Shiki
My Boo Nail Salon 03-5428-1121
Neal's Yard Natural Therapy Center
03-3405-7216
Roksen Bar Cosmetic 03-5658-7675
Sin Den
Takagi Skin Clinic
Tamariba.inc.
Tokyo Skin Clinic
Toni&Guy Japan 03-3797-5790
Watanabe Hair Dressing 03-3405-1188
Who Ga 03-5570-1773

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