A Painful FALL

Recent headlines from Berlin’s KaDeWe have painted a dark picture of a once great department now in a fall. Since the last visit to the seven floor luxury emporium two weeks, the situation appears more dire on a Monday afternoon, customers appear to be staying away. More brands have pulled, not selling merchandise, or not restocking. Escalators are not working, employees are milling around staring at their smartphones. The shopping institution future looks uncertain.