I was walking through Brussels around 6 o’clock for some after work shopping. Went to H&M to see whether there was still some Lanvin left, especially the red tulle dress. Of course it wasn’t there anymore. The pieces that were left really disappointed me. Especially the details were sort of rough: loose threads, looking as they had been turned inside out.
Then I was heading for the cooking shop. It was five to six and they were closing up. A shop in the middle of Brussels, capital of Europe, full of tourists? Even in the tourist area around the Grand Place a lot of shops had closed already. When I travel I usually shop as late as possible in order not to carry around everything the whole day, so it doesn’t seem a clever thing to me.
It made me miss Berlin. Shops open up slightly later and stay open until eight. And in the evening you see a lot of students working. Why can’t we have that here? Wouldn’t that be much better for the economy? And students could earn some extra money after school. It’s just a thought while I’m forgetting this is Belgium. Flexibility tends to be a bit difficult around here.
There is this 24/7 shop of course called internet, but its big disadvantage is that you can’t try clothes on. Maybe someone should devise an app for that?!