Let's go Shopping

Let's go shopping: Christmas Edition

The artist Daniel Richter once said: “I hate Jeff Bezos, because he destroyed bookstores and record stores, the two places where intelligent young people used to meet. That’s why there are no intelligent young people left today.” That said, here are some tips for an old-fashioned brick-and-mortar shopping experience.

  • Text
    Martin Trockner
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    Press

Park, Vienna:

This place is unlikely to be found in the usual Vienna travel guides. Austria’s first concept store is located not far from Mariahilfer Straße, the famous shopping street, at Mondscheingasse 20 to be precise. Park, opened in 2004 by designers Markus Strasser and Helmut Ruthner, carries everything that has to do with avant-garde fashion, industrial design, streetwear, print media and art on two floors. Here you can find not only international brands, but also relatively unknown Austrian labels, which are often given their first big chance here to prove themselves.

New Amsterdam Surf Association, Amsterdam:
“New Amsterdam Surf Association represents a certain vibe, it’s for those who don’t require the perfect wave or ideal conditions. It’s for those who like to be challenged,” says Paul Zeper. The Amsterdam-based windsurfer founded the brand as an antithesis to established surf culture. You won’t find a muddled mix of colors and graphics here – everything is clean, strict and orderly. The targeted clientele: anyone who is not a fair-weather surfer.

Phil, Vienna:

A good thing to know in advance: If you’re sightseeing in Vienna and visit this place, then you won’t need to make any other plans for the rest of the day. That’s because although the store officially operates as a coffeehouse, the main attraction is actually something entirely different yet equally delicious: books and records. The works are arranged by categories such as “The Best Books with 500 Pages or More” or “This Is Hardcore: Evil in Literature”. Looking for even more to buy? Some of the furniture there can be purchased as well.

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Nach »All Summer Long« jetzt das Folgeheft »Blue Skies«. Schlüssig. Denn wenn man etwas mehr über den britischen Singer-Songwriter Chris Rea weiß, schließt sich damit ein schöner Kreis. »Blue Sky« ist eine von Reas Lieblingsmetaphern. Der blaue Himmel das Bild für einen hoffnungsvollen Blick auf das, was kommen wird.

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