Remember to bring along an extra bag in cloth material (like what I always do). :-)) If you're coming from Europe or Asia, buy only the
American brand products. They are really, really worth it (read: cheap).
Brands like Clinique, Prescriptives, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Anne Klein, Donna Karan, Anna Sui, Estee Lauder etc. are really good buys.
And if you're really SERIOUS about coinciding your holiday with a MAJOR sale, I can't think of a better time than the FANTASTIC 4th of
July sale - yes, nation-wide.
And for those who absolutely MUST know how cheap American products really cost in the U.S.A., here's a rough guide. Let's take the brand Clinique as an example. Their LARGEST bottle of Clarifying Lotion cost only US$15.50 (excl. sales tax) in U.S.A. That same bottle costs:-
450 French Francs in Paris/ Nice (France).
US$34 (S$58) in Singapore.
O.K., I'm sure you're convinced now. :-)) Happy Shopping then.
Photo Below: This is me and very, very good friend. We didn't take much pics together because he's VERY camera-shy. Ahem! :-) He's very handsome and very tall huh? 6ft 4inches tall.... and I feel positively like a midget!
For Jazz fans... don't forget to come during the Long Beach Jazz Festival. You can call me a jazz fan too... but only if it isn't the too classical type. I tend to sway towards the Jazz Fusion type of sound....