Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Berliners lieben Schaufensterbummel machen

Berliners love to window shop (Schaufensterbummel), especially on Sunday when all the stores are closed. Unlike the USA, most German stores and retailers are closed on Sunday. 

A few Sundays ago, I strolled past Karstadt. Karstadt is a sort of German style Macy's. This month Karstadt is spotlighting New England in its window displays. This "New England" theme seems to be popular. You see it in fashion, furniture, and food. I wonder what Germans would really think, if they visited New England?


Unfortunately, fantasy is always better than reality. New England food is generally high in fat, low on nutrition, and definitely on the bland side. I guess a lot like Berlin food. As for fashion, people in New England don't wear the nautical themed fashion so popular in magazines. It's more a jean and sweater crowd. 



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