Fine Orient relaunch

By Michael Gakuran | | Other | 11 Comments |

Fine Orient is an e-commerce site primarily focused around Japanese goods, particularly women’s kimono, but also has a large range of oriental goods, such as Chinese calligraphy, handbags and purses, japanese gifts and even some luxurious oriental-themed women’s nightwear, pyjamas and pyjama sets!

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I’ve been working with the owner to get the new website ready, tweaking design aspects, images, copy and doing lots of quality and error checking. The original website was quite dated, but I think you’ll agree the new interface looks very web 2.0 and is user-friendly and attractive. We’ve put a lot of consideration into the layout and and copy writing for the products, but couldn’t have done it without the awesome designer and developer and the great photographers.

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Below are a couple of detail shots from the products sold through Fine Orient. Some pretty nice stuff here! You probably won’t find much better outside of Japan itself. Of course, this is a bit of a plug, but I wouldn’t bother to recommend such a site if I didn’t think highly of it! The owner is a great guy and has a lot of background in dealing with East Asia, including high-standing contacts such as Master Hu, the man behind the beautiful Chinese calligraphy.

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Take a look for yourself and see if anything takes your fancy. There are a couple of low-priced men’s yukata in there that I wouldn’t mind myself!

http://www.fineorient.com

11 comments on “Fine Orient relaunch
  1. YusukeT says:

    Ahh, I’ve heard alot about this websites relaunch. You’ve done a really good job with the redesign. How long have you been using the Adobe suite/Software?

    • Mike says:

      Thanks Yusuke, although I didn’t design the website. I tweaked design elements and sorted out the images (cropping, adjusting etc). I’ve been using Photoshop for many years now :)

      • YusukeT says:

        I’ve only been using it for 3 years now and it’s starting to do my head in. I soo shouldnt of taken Graphics for College! xD But still if you only did design elements it all does look amazing!

  2. YusukeT says:

    Ahh, I’ve heard alot about this websites relaunch. You’ve done a really good job with the redesign. How long have you been using the Adobe suite/Software?

    • Mike says:

      Thanks Yusuke, although I didn’t design the website. I tweaked design elements and sorted out the images (cropping, adjusting etc). I’ve been using Photoshop for many years now :)

      • YusukeT says:

        I’ve only been using it for 3 years now and it’s starting to do my head in. I soo shouldnt of taken Graphics for College! xD But still if you only did design elements it all does look amazing!

  3. Jamaiapnese says:

    did you say men’s yukata? I’m there!

    I wonder if they ship to my neck of the woods

  4. Jamaiapnese says:

    did you say men’s yukata? I’m there!

    I wonder if they ship to my neck of the woods

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