There are 2 outlets of Jean Yip at JP1. The one on level 2 mainly does pedicure and manicure. While the one on 3rd floor provides eyebrow shaping and other beauty treatments.
The staff from beauticians to receptionist are neat and elegant. They usually dress in black complete with black stockings, and beautifully make-up faces. The shop is well-designed with a brown sofa at the waiting area and soft lightnings. This beauty salon exudes class.
I have been here for eyebrow shaving/plucking which costs $15 per session. The few times that I visited, I didn't have to wait long for my turn although it is around dinnertime. About 5 mins. Then I will be led to one of their tiny rooms with a recliner where I will lie on while the beautician proceed to work on my brows. Usually a headlamp will be on, which at times could be glaring even though m eyes are closed. The beauticians are usually quite professional and will first ask the brow shape you will like. Overall I have been satisfied with the service.
When you make payment, they will always ask if you have signed up for their package. If no, they will ask you to, but no pressure will be given either if you reject.
This shop at JP1 sells hats, handbags and bracelets with choice of charms. The bags are from Hongkong while the hats are mostly from Korea.
Most of the hats cost $29-$39. Usually there are quite a mix of designs to choose from. However the pieces for each design are limited, hence you may have to buy the display piece.
I particularly like the charm bracelets where you get to choose from a wide variety of charms. The charms are usually decorated with crystals. Some are colourful, while others are monochromatic. Designs include shoes, teddy bears, animals, etc. Staff will then insert the selected charms onto the bracelet. Prices start from around $30 for a bracelet.
The shop is usually manned by 2 sale girls. Thankfully, they usually don't hound you the moment you step into the shop, instead they allow you to browse at leisure.
This small shop sells handbags, purses and necklaces. These are not upmarket brands. But the merchandise is great for causal use for ladies on a budget.
They have sales every now and then for their purses and necklaces. A coin pouch could go for a couple of dollars. But my interest is piqued by their necklaces. Glass necklaces, which they claim to be designers' creations, sell for about $2.99-$5. Their designs resemble those sold at Chomel Madame Butterfly, which mean hints of Chinese-style. Nevertheless, the workmanship, designs and materials match or even exceed those at Madame Butterfly, but are selling at a fraction of their price.
This is a rather large store. It sells trendy jewellery targeted at young & working-class women. Hence, most of its creations doesn't use much gold. Instead you will find white gold, diamond, semi-precious gemstones, pearls, stainless, crystals. While its designs are trendy, not all are very beautiful. It has frequent sales, with discounts of up to 80% it claims. But I wonder if this true, or are merely sale tactics to persuade customer to buy under illusion that they have made a great bargain.
On the plus side, some of its stainless steel collection are worth buying. The designs are modern, and with stainless steel you won't have to fret about them "aging". Prices range from $15-$40 for a pedant with chain. This is comparable to costume jewellery. All purchases come with a sweet pouch.
I find the service to be fine. But each time you step into the store, there will be a sale staff shadowing you. This makes leisurely shopping difficult.
This is the flagship store of Uniqlo, a Japanese retail shop selling adult causal wear for Male and Female. This shop is huge. Here, you can find undergarment, umbrella, hat, slipper, and of course, causal wear.
This brand beats Giordano. It boosts UV and sweat-absorbent material. Like Giordano, it also sell jeans and jackets. But the jackets it offer is also suitable for winter wear. The female wear is of greater variety, and includes skirts and dresses.
I have bought its UV material T-shirt and knee-length causal pants. It cost me about $30 in total, after discount. The material are soft and comfortable. I will definitely be patronising this shop again.