A lot of New York socialites wear Carolina Herrera dresses but I haven't seen them in Hong Kong. Is there anywhere I could buy her clothes here? Little Town Blues, Central The Dictator rules: Good idea. Stick to only the things you know. Why would you bother to discover the hundreds of exciting brands from around the world that are sold in Hong Kong? (And don't get us started on your desire to dress like 'New York socialites' who wear clothes by a Venezuelan, albeit a long-time New York resident.) However, we must admit that if you're going to choose one label, the one by Carolina Herrera, nee Maria Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Nino, is a pretty good choice. Elegant, beautifully constructed and not a slave to trends, it's particularly good if you, well, 'do lunch' a lot. There's just one place in Hong Kong to find the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear collection, and that's Harvey Nichols (The Landmark, Central, tel: 3695 3388). The autumn-winter collection is now in store and includes beautiful dresses (about HK$22,200 to HK$31,880). By the way, the bridal collection is sold elsewhere, but don't worry, it's a few steps away: Central Weddings & Occasions (shop B31A, The Landmark, tel: 2869 8666). I have been using Forever Living Products religiously - especially the Aloe Vera Ever-Shield Deodorant stick. I have always bought it in Australia; do you know where I can buy it here? Forever Searching, Kowloon The Dictator: How is it possible that companies such as this natural health and beauty brand can quietly operate for more than 25 years, with distribution around the world, and remain under the radar? One word comes to mind: cult. Then again, better to worship natural products than aliens. We contacted the Arizona-based company through its local website ( www.foreverliving . com.hk) and were impressed by the quick, informative reply. You can order its products by telephone (2464 9188), fax (2375 2538) or e-mail ( email@example.com ). Or, the customer service representative has invited all of us to visit one of what the company calls 'operation centres' in: Tsim Sha Tsui (unit 903A, Carnarvon Plaza, 20 Carnarvon Road); Kwun Tong (unit 1104, Kwun Tong View, 410 Kwun Tong Road); or Yuen Long (unit 405, Yuen Long Commercial Centre, 18 Kau Yuk Road). Just don't get all evangelical on us when you return home with your nature-based loot. I'd really like one of those new handbags with the metal chain straps. Where can I find one? Make A Chain, Tsim Sha Tsui The Dictator: Where can you find one? Try the fashion archives. There's nothing new about handbags with chains. Ever heard of Chanel? Yup, it carries more than a few (shop OCG003, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2735 3220). Jimmy Choo's handbag collection this season is rather delicious and includes a few chained styles, from black leather and suede with rather cool gold zip details, to luxe python skin bags in gold or black (about HK$10,800 to HK$27,800; shop OC132, Harbour City, tel: 2375 8086). Releasing season after season of 'It' bags, Chloe's done it again, with small to large bags in your choice of leather or exotic skin (HK$9,850 to HK$29,650; shop G4, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Central, tel: 2865 2833). In case you hadn't noticed (don't answer that), many brands have been inspired by Chanel's classic for quite some time. Marc Jacobs continues to offer its quilted, chain-strapped bags in numerous colours and sizes (HK$10,900 to HK$15,900; B104, The Landmark, tel: 2523 3324), including limited editions in ostrich skin (HK$55,900). More, you say? Well then visit Fendi, Celine and even the lower-priced Rabeanco. Believe me. This season, it won't be hard.