TAIPEI, Taiwan — Tokyo’s Harajuku district might be leading Asia’s hot trendy streets, but a little-known corner of Taipei is trying to play catchup: Hsimenting.
While global fashion chains like Esprit and Mango have set up shop along Taipei’s vibrant Chung Hsiao East Road and in a score of new retail developments nearby, like Core Pacific Mall and Hsin Yi, this city’s oldest fashion district is ironically reemerging as an epicenter of youth fashion here.
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