Where can I find spa treatments for men? Man's Man, Kowloon Tong The Dictator rules: Which spas don't offer treatments for men these days? Since you were too lazy to tell me exactly what kind of treatments you're looking for, I'll take it easy too and just provide a list of spas. You'll have to call with specific questions. Those catering to men include Ziz Skincare for Men (5/F, Hang Shun Building, 10 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2111 2767), Zkin (16/F, Soundwill Plaza, 38 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2970 2866) and the hilariously named Mence Beauty (9/F, 8 Wyndham Street, tel: 2117 8068; www.mencebeauty.com.hk ). Many other spas offer men's treatments, including Elemis Day Spa (9/F, Century Square, 1 D'Aguilar Street, Central, tel: 2521 6660), Paul Gerrard Hair + Beauty (1/F, 35 Pottinger Street, Central, tel: 2869 4408; www.paulgerrard.com ), Frederique Spa (4/F, Wilson House, 19 Wyndham Street, tel: 2522 3053), The Retreat at The Firm (1501, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, tel: 2525 6696) and Pure Spa (4/F, Two IFC, Central, tel: 8129 8883). Just to name a few. I've just blown my budget on new BCBG dresses to wear on summer evenings and realised too late how chilly it can be indoors. I looked in all the usual shopping malls for a cheap black bolero sweater to wear instead of my usual pashmina with no luck. What to do? Looking Cool, Pokfulam The Dictator: First, step away from the pashmina. Second, take out your calendar. Cancel the next shopping trip, currently scheduled for 2010 by the sound of things, and plan to update your look this autumn. BCBG (shop B49, B/F, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2868 9873) does a few open-fronted ... oh dear ... you want cheaper. A fabulous source of elegant basics, Giordano Ladies (1/F, Capitol Centre, Jardine's Crescent, Causeway Bay, tel: 2923 7188) has cool tape-yarn cardigans for $395. Too much? They have some irredeemably trashy looking lace cover-ups hanging next to potentially chic ones in a sheer rose-patterned lace ($228). Go for the black and ignore the tart-like pastels or cheap-looking white. For some absolute bargains in Central, you'll find synthetic- fibre cardigans and boleros/shrugs in the Lanes. The first stall on Li Yuen Street East, entering from Des Voeux Road, sells several styles in a colour range worthy of Pantone ($50 to $70). I'm hesitant to recommend Diamond Clothing Company (22 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2575 8805). Is it possible to buy Chloe Paddington bags in Hong Kong and how much do they cost? Lazy Susan, Sheung Wan The Dictator: Congratulations! You win the 2005 Laziest Reader award. I know we're only half-way through the year, but no one could top this. In a fraction of the time it took to send an e-mail and wait for my response, you could have called the Chloe boutique (shop 338, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 1686). If you didn't know the number, you could have called directory inquiries (tel: 1081, duh) or looked it up at www.chloe.com . Why do I bother? OK, I called Chloe for you. The bags have sold out, but expect the autumn/winter selection of Paddington bags in new colours in about July. They cost $9,200 for the small, $10,200 for the medium and about $13,200 for the large. Given this season's stampede, I recommend calling the shop and trying to reserve one. If second-hand will do, try Milan Station (hotline: 2730 8037). Its Central shop (26 Wellington Street, tel: 2736 3388) has various Chloe bags from spring and summer 2005 ($9,900 to $16,900), including an ivory-coloured Paddington for $11,800. For alternatives try Mulberry (G210, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2956 0830) or Marc Jacobs (G318, Harbour City, tel: 2956 0886).