While walking up Grant Street to the gates of Chinatown, I was intrigued by the windows of what seemed to be an Urban Outfitters, but was far from it. When walking into Shotwell’s I felt like my mental wish list had spilled into reality. There were the chunky Jeffrey Campbell heels everywhere. As were Comme de Garcon sneakers from my Sonia Rykiel post. They had a great compilation of Opening Ceremony boots, Elizabeth and James, and the occasional Alexander Wang dress. Shotwell’s first floor is devoted to only vintage goodies---from sunglasses to rompers. The second floor houses the store’s collections of vintage shoes, while the rest of the clothes are new.
After a hitting up Anthropologie, Bloomingdales (where I discovered my love for Chanel's Rouge Coco line), and Aritzia at the local mall, my family and I were ravenous. The bad weather didn't leave us very many choices so we drudgingly went to the mall's food court. I say this with partial disbelief: the bottom floor housed the best mall food I've ever had. Places like Out the Door, The Slanted Door's diffusion restaurant, and Kichi's Japanese food. Even Melt Gelato, which I'm assuming is affiliating with the one in New York.
From the Out the Door, a 5-spiced chicken sandwich, and from Kichi, a poke tuna bowl.