Sunday, November 30, 2008

In Season

As I wander through some of the malls and markets in Beijing, one huge difference between Chinese and American shopping becomes apparent. While everyone back home is looking at the latest in spring attire and, dare I say, swim suits, in China I am perusing the racks of long johns, puffy coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. In essence, everything winter. In China, shopping is done on a seasonal basis...the season you're in. Try to find a coat at Montgomery Wall or Woodbridge Center and they've been picked over like buffalo chicken wings. Walk into any shopping establishment in Beijing and the selection is plentiful. Now that's what I call practical...



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