Most women living in Frankfurt will tell you that shopping here really does suck. I will tell you exactly the same, and this comes from a girl who lived in middle-of-nowhere Japan for two years. The problem here isn’t the lack of shops (Zeil, the main shopping street, is pretty long) but the lack of variety here. On Ziel, there are 3 H&Ms and 2 Zaras. On the exact same street. There are other shops like Mango and so on, but all in all the variety in the clothes is just so slim.
German ladies are naturally stunning. They can get away with wearing minimal make-up and dressing down all the time, but this means that they have no interest in wearing new trends, or interesting new styles. It’s very much the same with toiletries and make-up – it’s hard to find inventive new products.
I’d happily spend more on clothes to get nice styles but I find myself taking the trip to Primark in the north once a month to get my fashion fix. That is pretty much the only place where you can get funky styles and interesting prints.
And so when my lovely green Primark satchel broke this week, I didn’t know what to do. I spent Friday evening running up and down Ziel trying to find a bag that had a good balance of cuteness and quality. After almost giving up and resorting to Rewe carrier bags until I go back to England for a weekend, I remembered that there is an Accessorize. I tend not to go in there because it’s as if someone has just sat down and made things that they know I’ll be addicted to, and I end up spending way more than I planned, but they did in fact have just the kind of thing I was looking for. And at only 40 Euros.
I had heard that over in Darmstat there is a (GASP) TK Maxx, so I might make a trip over there some time too. But for now I’m just going to be content with my hot pink satchel.