Tag: department stores

  • Berlin Reopening, Saturday

    Berlin Reopening, Saturday

    The big department stores reopened on Saturday. The early turn out, light.  I observed curiosity, people looking around, but no shopping. It is still too early to make a verdict. Perhaps, shoppers will return in the future.  But in the New Normal large shops feel like dinosaurs. A species from a bygone era. 

  • KADEWE redone,, but,,,

    KADEWE redone,, but,,,

    Department stores are ingrained the fabrics of cities. Cultural temples of consumption, meeting places to see and be seen. Before World War 2 Berlin had many grand showcases of prosperity lining its big streets and plazas. The sole survivor still in existence today is the KaDeWe on Tauentzienstrasse. Damaged by Allied bombings in 1943 the […]

  • Printemps


    Parisian Department Store Printemps celebrates its 150th anniversary.  I had a tour of the beauty section and the main building for the Christmas Decorations.

  • Nouveau CHIC!

    Nouveau Chic Galeries Lafayette is shopping emporium combining a sparking array of items to fit every style and taste. Founded 120 years ago Galeries Lafayette is a department known for innovation and passion towards fashion. This season has seen the introduction of the retailer’s latest creative approach: Nouveau Chic /New Chic. New Chic is about […]