WELCOME TO LE SALON
"I’ve spent an obscene amount of time – possibly years – scouring the markets, stores and closets of the places I visit.” So you could say that Ling knows vintage. She knows the era, the provenance, the quality and rarity of every piece that passes through her hands. And it was in honour of these vintage stories and storied pieces that Ling decided to establish Le Salon – an intimate boutique that celebrates the culmination of Ling’s love and passion for vintage bags and jewellery. A visit to Le Salon takes time. After all, it’s not easy to compress Ling’s lifetime vintage pursuit into a thousand square feet. It’s a place that needs contemplation and exploration, and maybe even an in depth conversation with Ling about the significance of a particular piece.
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Ling's authority in art, fashion and design was taking shape long before she even considered herself a designer – in the congested streets of London’s Portobello Market, navigating Les Puces in Paris, and getting lost for hours in her mother’s wardrobe of costume jewellery and 1980’s designer handbags.
"We often hear stories about the one-of-a-kind piece that got away. Our advice: when you find something you love, act fast."
Supporting Creative Communities in Asia
Ling’s love for the unique doesn’t just stop at Le Salon’s curated vintage pieces. Over the years Ling has developed a deep-seated connection with the creative communities of Asia and Le Salon also serves as a platform to showcase for local and regional brands. From fragranced art objects by A Dose of Something Good and luminous jewellery by Tsura, these carefully selected designers share the Le Salon ethos that beautiful design should not be restricted by trends, but have the freedom to collect the patina of stories over decades.