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ITOYA, Tokyo’s greatest paper store

Itoya in Ginza is hands down the best stationary store in Tokyo.
There are 8 floors of stationery and writing products.

Explore the Ginza district, one of Tokyo’s swankiest and most posh districts, where every square meter of land in the area’s center is said to be worth ten million yen, or over one million USD…. think 5th Avenue, Rodeo Drive or Saville Row. (more…)

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Jane Means

If someone had told Jane Means 15 years ago that she would one day be making a living by wrapping up a six-foot rhinoceros for one of the Beatles or a gift for the Queen, she would have thought they were a bit off. Yet, Jane has seen her wrapping company grow from a tiny start-up working out of a spare room into a hugely profitable internationally renowned company, with clients including Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Harrods, and celebrities she won’t mention for their privacy. (more…)

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The Paper Tree

For exquisite gift wrapping, bookbinding and book covering, scrapbooking, paper crafts, origami, decoupage, iris folding, card making, gift tags and stationery.

The Paper Tree store online

Over the years, we have featured many of our retailers and most often they are brick and mortar stores that we love, many of which also have an on-line “shop”. This time, perhaps for our very first time, we are featuring a totally-on-line retailer: The Paper Tree of Newark, England. (more…)

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Featured Retailer: La Rinascente

A flair for style and a passion for shopping 

la Rinascente (derived from Rinascita – means “rebirth” in Italian) is an Italian retailer founded in Milan in 1917. La Rinascente is a chain of 11 department stores located in major Italian cities: two in Rome and one in Milan, Genoa, Turin, Florence, Palermo, Catania, Cagliari, Padova and Monza. The retail chain is known for its alliance with contemporary designers and architects. (more…)

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