Street 240

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Short, sweet and ex­pat hip retail strip. Have your tuk-tuk drop you at vin-stop The Ware­house / 32, St. 240 / and you’ll spy the 240½ Al­ley­way with Paper­dolls / 016 620 908 / for chic ap­parel by sty­ley up-and-com­ers, along with Pub­lic House and Ar­tillery (see Rest./ca­sual) plus Bar.sito (see Bars). With your back to the river, head to­wards and cross St. 19 for #29 Bliss / 023 215 754 / with floaty cot­ton fash and cush­ions, plus a sweet spa (see Spa). The rooftop at #31 Ta­marind / 012 830 139 / is a tran­quil spot for hum­mus and pita; at #33 is Couleurs d’asie / 023 221 075 / couleurs­dasie.net / with a stash of smart home­ware, and they’ll make to or­der; at #37 is Wa­ter Lily / 012 812 469 / where you’ll need the pa­tience of Job to troll through the quirky beaded jew­ellery hid­den in wooden draw­ers; at #39 is The Shop (see Coffee); at #43 Subtyl / 023 992 710 / subtyl.com / has Eurasian bags, jew­ellery, of­fice-to-party wear and kids’ cloth­ing; at #45 Mekong Cre­ations / 023 210 545 / mekong-cre­ations.com / has el­e­gant wa­ter hy­acinth bags and bam­boo trays, while sis­ter store #49 Mekong Quilts / 023 219 607 / mekong-quilts. org / of­fers quilts sewn by ru­ral women; at #55 Kashaya / 023 992 714 / sells beau­ti­ful silk scarves; #61 Le Lezard Bleu / 012 928 005 / has framed Bud­dhist art; next is Frizz at #67 / 023 220 953 / for sim­ple Kh­mer fare plus ace cook­ing school; and at #73 Jas­mine / 023 223 103 / jas­minebou­tique.net / does lovely silk gowns. Power up with some art and a smoothie at #83 Nat­u­rae / 017 368 937 / asi­abio.asia, cross for #52A-C A.N.D’S up­cy­cled bags and cot­ton ikat scarves; then at Norodom Blvd. is Mon­u­ment Books at #111 (see V. Use­ful). Fab!

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