As a partner of a fashion public relations company and guest at every swish soiree around town, Michele Li is exposed to the best that money can buy. But Li, who runs Style 911 with former fashion editor Jane Chow and top Hong Kong model Janet Ma, maintains a healthy outlook towards shopping. She has cultivated an enviable list of stores around the world where she finds well-priced yet high-quality products. Li loves shopping in Los Angeles where she says 'everything is always so well put together and it's fun just to browse', but is equally enthusiastic about her local finds. 'For affordable, custom-made and well-designed furniture, I go to 2B Square Design [G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley. Tel: 2574 3839]. The owner, Beatrice, is super-trendy and very nice. 'Then for linen which I use for upholstery, I visit Wing Shun Cotton [G/F, 164b Ki Ling Street, Shamshuipo. Tel: 2381 9339] where you can find linen for $12 a metre. I use them as slip covers for my dining-room chairs and at that price, it doesn't matter if my children drop things on them. 'I also really like Altfield Home [Shop 220 Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central. Tel: 2524 7426] where you can find American-made invitation cards and beautiful French tablecloths. It does beautiful Christmas cards - expensive, but very nice. 'I really enjoy cooking and one of the best stores here for professional and fun cooking utensils is The Pan-Handler [Shop 343 Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central. Tel: 2523 1672]. I find things there that I've only before seen in the US. 'For good-quality made-to-order shoes and bags, I go to Mayer Shoes [Shop M16, Mandarin Arcade, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central. Tel: 2524 3317], which has been around forever and is much nicer than the shops in Happy Valley. I had my wedding shoes made there. 'I also like the JP Tod's Outlet [32100 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Primm, NV 89019, US. Tel: 1702 874 2191 or www.tods.com ] on the drive between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. It's exactly like any other Tod's shop in the world, only it carries stock from a season before and at great prices - around US$50 (HK$390) to US$100, even for the snakeskin loafers. 'My favourite jewellery is by Sandra D'Auriol [Tel: 2526 0893 or email@example.com ] who has been written up in Vogue. She does lovely, very unusual pieces like jade belts and black silk strings with tiger eye and white jade. 'For my children, I shop at A Bear's Place [789 Lexington Avenue, New York. NY10021. Tel: 1212 826 6465] which carries beautiful hand-painted children's furniture and toys. 'I also like Baby Gap, anywhere in the world [ www.gap.com for branches] which carries a great line of children's clothes.'