Why is it that old-school boutiques seem to be the only retailers left that understand the idea of the "hidden treasure".
Shops today over-indulge in the visual display of product and images. Shouting at customers to dance to their music and submit to their own experience. Shops of yesteryear seduced, like a strip tease, slowly revealing themselves to those that gave their time and attetion.
It is strange that these shops of yesterday are so much more seductive than the "######-out" stores of today.
Le Louvre, Melbourne
A shop in Barcelona