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My favourite shop

Last week, while I was still busy figuring out how my digital camera worked, bogwitch requested I post a picture of my favourite shop. I said I would. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to actually go there yet...I hope she'll forgive me for cheating: here's a picture not taken with my new camera in or of my favourite shop in Holland, but instead it's one of me inside my most favourite shop of all:

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Tacky, I know, but there you have it: out of all the shops in all the world, quite possibly I love Harrods best. It's got everything. Friendly staff; clean, spacious powder rooms well-stocked with makeup and perfumes; lovely bedlinens and porcelain tastefully displayed...I can easily spend hours going round the millinery and shoe departments alone, and I especially love-love-love to have a wander through the foodhalls, picking up a few things to munch on while I'm there. And it's not just the foodhalls -- how about the chocolate bar on the 6th floor? It's the perfect place to sit down, rest your feet and sort through your purchases. And I like to meet my friends in the tapas bar downstairs. Or slurp champagne and oysters on those days I'm feeling decadent and devil-may-care.

The only thing I don't like about Harrods is the crowds. And the fact that they've thrown out most of the haberdashery department a year or two ago.



Aug. 18th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
We have out of town mall's! There's Lakeside for a start.

What is the strict definition of mall though? Does it have to be self contained and out of town? Because many town centres have huge indoor shopping complexes we would define as malls, e.g. Milton Keynes and Watford.
Aug. 18th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
No, I think that would qualify as a mall. In fact, I wonder if what we call a mall, and you call a mall are just a little different. Most of our malls are somewhere in town, and are often all indoors. Some of them are self-contained, but we've got one where all the shops are situated together, but they all open to the outdoors.