On being discrete. And Technique Indiscrete

I admit to feeling rather ashamed of myself yesterday. But I wasn’t the only one.

There was a happening at the street where I grew up, and still go often as my parents live there, meant to introduce people to the new stores and studios hidden in its inner courts (and some on the street too) – called Propuh (meaning draft, as in wind).

I walk down that street at least 3-4 times a week and I’m ashamed to say that I never knew there was a lovely little studio called Sapunomanija producing soaps.


It looks much better on the inside – this used to be a cookie factory quite long ago (long even before I was born).

But more importantly, there is a little Croatian design clothing studio calledΒ Roba where I never walked in, mostly because I am not a person who shops at designer stores (either Croatian or foreign, for the simple and practical reason of not being able to afford it).

In this case though, it seems I was mistaken. The clothes are more expensive than what I am used to buying usually, but still not too bad. What I am ashamed to admit to, as a perfumista, is that they carry the Technique Indiscrete line. And I’ve been walking by for two years without being aware of it.

It was rather busy yesterday everywhere we went so I gave the perfumes only a cursory sniff but I’ll be going back there for a better perusal of both perfume and clothes.

As I ended up buying my first designer item yesterday – after all, it WAS 50% off. πŸ˜‰

Pics are mine – my neighbourhood I never noticed untilΒ  yesterday. Seems I’m rather discrete when it comes to new discoveries.


Small doors in the middle of two buildings, seemingly going nowhere…


In front of the photo studio I wasn’t aware existed

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12 thoughts on “On being discrete. And Technique Indiscrete

  1. lucasai June 14, 2013 at 16:19 Reply

    Congratulations on your discovery. I’m not familar with the brand :/


    • Ines June 17, 2013 at 09:26 Reply

      Thanks, the brand is not largely marketed I’d say.


  2. James Dennard June 14, 2013 at 16:28 Reply

    It’s always fun to find new, local discoveries. Enjoy!


  3. baconbiscuit212 June 14, 2013 at 18:09 Reply

    Good for you! What did you end up buying if you don’t mind me asking?


    • Ines June 17, 2013 at 09:26 Reply

      A leather jacket. πŸ˜€


      • baconbiscuit212 June 18, 2013 at 22:30 Reply

        Applause!!!! I love me a good leather jacket. I bet it’s beautiful!


        • Ines June 20, 2013 at 10:22 Reply

          I am loving it! And it’s a perfect colour to go with everything. πŸ™‚


  4. Asali June 14, 2013 at 22:48 Reply

    It looks so charming, Ines. And I’m with baconbiscuit, let us know what you got:-)


    • Ines June 17, 2013 at 09:27 Reply

      It was great fun. Shopping-wise too. πŸ˜‰


  5. Vanessa June 19, 2013 at 14:02 Reply

    The perfumes may have been hiding themselves, but that gorgeous deckchair was right there in your face – want! πŸ˜‰

    What a happy find, especially since the store is on your doorstep.


    • Ines June 20, 2013 at 10:33 Reply

      πŸ˜€ I fell in love with the chair too.
      I keep thinking I should enter more courtyards in my neighbourhood – I’m pretty sure many more lovely things are hidden in them.


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