Trading Places: Europe's Finest Specialist Shops

Trading Places: Europe's Finest Specialist Shops

by Hattie Ellis
     
 

Trading Places is an evocative celebration of exceptional shops, all in easy-to-reach destinations in Britain and Europe.

This cornucopia of the most charming and fascinating specialist shops -- with their ethos of personal, high-quality service -- offers an antidote to a world of out-of-town hypermarkets and homogenized high street chains.

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Trading Places is an evocative celebration of exceptional shops, all in easy-to-reach destinations in Britain and Europe.

This cornucopia of the most charming and fascinating specialist shops -- with their ethos of personal, high-quality service -- offers an antidote to a world of out-of-town hypermarkets and homogenized high street chains.

Hattie Ellis has collected all sorts of intriguing behind-the-counter stories from the owners and the characters they serve. Here is a vast array of shops, from an umbrella shop in London to a taxidermist's in Paris; from a knife shop in Brussels to an espadrille specialist in Madrid; from a vinegar shop in Vienna to the best ice-cream parlour in Rome. There is also a wealth of practical information, including addresses, opening times and mail order details. Everything you need to escape from the anonymity and frenetic pace of modern life.

A treasure-trove of delights, Trading Places is, above all, an enduring tribute to Europe's most enchanting specialist shops and the characters that bring them to life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840002560
Publisher:
Octopus Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.65(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.73(d)

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