England Part 1
Welcome to the first in a series celebrating and reporting on BeansTalk’s European Adventure. Hooray for Spring Break.
First off, of course, the world of fashion!
Grand Opening: BeansTalk Is There
Primark, Part 1
One of the most disconcerting and disappointing aspects to our recent visit to London was the tremendous devaluation of the dollar, which is worth – seriously – less than half of the English pound!
So every time we’d see something, we’d have to check the price and double it. Considering things were comparably priced, there was little to induce us to buy.
Since we have an H&M at the Beverly Center, with one opening right next door to our day job soon, we skipped over it, on our Thursday 5 April 2007 jaunt down Oxford Street. Known as one of the most popular shopping venues in the world, with 300 shops, it’s laden with chain stores like Gap Kids (we counted three on our walk to our destination), Urban Outfitters (since we can barely afford it here, we skipped right past, even though we love it), The Body Shop, French Connection, Esprit, Laura Ashley, Zara and many more. Given the crowds, we avoided anything that could be found in our beloved Los Angeles.
Despite being a Thursday evening, the street was packed with people, as were the stores – the most popular venues appeared to be Top Shop, H&M, Miss Selfridges, John Lewis.