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ete
Renowned for their simple, elegant lines, Osaka-based jewelers ete have released a tasty new range of necklaces, bracelets and earrings entitled the Fruit Collection. The range includes delicate, gold-plated strawberries, cherries and grapes set on a silver chain. Each creation is subtle enough to sit well with any number of fall fashion trends, and at JY8800 for the necklace and JY9800 for the gold pinned earrings, they remain stylish yet affordable accessories.

Odaiba: Decks 2, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, tel: 03-599-6783. Open: 11am-9pm. Aoyama: 6-11-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, tel: 03-5468-7797. Open: 11:30am-7:30pm Tue-Sun.



Boots
Boots, the number one drug and beauty store in the UK, was launched with great fanfare in Tokyo in 1998 and by 2000 had opened three stores in Aoyama, Ginza and Kichijoji. Recently, however, the cosmetic retailing giant has fallen on hard times. Following a 12 million pound loss last financial year, Boots has decided to shut down its entire Tokyo operation, meaning those hard-to-find aromatherapy lines, body lotions and essential oils, many of which were released under BootsEown label, will be even tougher to find. Luckily, some such items will be made available in selected department stores, but details are yet to be confirmed.



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Courtesy of Globe Specs

Globe Specs
Globe Specs has quickly established a reputation as one of the premium eyeglass stores in town. In addition to chic contemporary eyewear-Hartmann Wien, Robert Marc, Morucci and the like-the stores contain museum-quality collections of old frames and eyeglass cases. Their homage to the classics continues with the re-release of The Spectacle range of authentic early American eyewear. Featuring original gold and white gold frames, fitted out with stylish pastel lenses, rare vintage models can be pricey, but the regular models go for around JY40-JY50,000. Standout items from this spectacular range of timeless spec design include the elegant x-bridge (JY110,000), designed in 1870, the venerable 1929 Cortland (JY180,000), and the retro classic 1950 pilot glasses (JY75,000 in yellow gold).

Daikanyama Store: 17/dizsept 3F, 17-6 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya. Tel: 03-5459-3645. Shibuya Store: Andos Bldg 3-B, 1-7-5 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5459-8377.



HMV
As part of their end of summer sale bonanza, all HMV outlets are offering a buy three, get one for free deal until Sept 16. Their entire range-from rock through dance to soul and jazz-is included in the deal, so be quick.


ADVERTISERS
Ash 03-3770-3755
Biodanza
Boots
Clinique TCA
Club Boy Beau
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' 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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