Monday, September 26, 2011

To Mrkt, to Mrkt

For shops to survive the current economic environment and hold out the threat posed by online sales, they have to be offering something pretty special.

My absolute favourite shop, MRKT, is a veritable candy shop of covetable, hard-to-find brands. Everything is beautiful quality, perfectly merchandised and delicately scented with Commes des Garçons, the change rooms are huge with great lighting and mirrors, and the staff are always charming and helpful. I know that every time I visit I am guaranteed to fall in love with at least three things, lucky my husband bought me MRKT vouchers for my birthday! The icing on the cake is the blink-and-you'll-miss-it Petal Cupcakes next door, to replace all those calories burned pulling clothes on and off. 

Even if MRKT offered online shopping, I would battle traffic and parking to visit them in person. I realised today just how many times I have been there when my one-year old daughter made a beeline for the hidden toy box, via the SpongeBob picture on the wall. Call me sad, but I'm already looking forward to my next visit.

How about you, lovely readers? What are your absolute favourite shops?



Anonymous said...

Anywhere other than a supermarket excites me! Just visited a great op-shop which was full of great stuff!

Beaunz said...

Ooooo, where? Details please anonymous!