Tech innovator Alisa Ng’s website sells items designed by locals worldwide.

By Travel & Leisure
December 09, 2010
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Who She Is: A seasoned traveler and inveterate shopper, Alisa Ng knows the satisfaction of finding a truly local designer while on the road. That’s what inspired her to leave a career in finance to found, which sells a highly edited collection of clothing, jewelry, shoes, and more, sourced worldwide from Hong Kong to Mumbai. If you can’t get there in person, it’s the next best thing to shopping locally.

One of Ng’s favorite finds, available on a gold Scultura Cuff ($370) from Milan-based jeweler Osanna Visconti.