So, concerning Vienna, I discovered two great places to shop - two clothing stores to make you swoon, pretty stuff.
One is Park
, in the Mondscheingasse (moonlight alley, appropriately), Neubau. Beautiful, light, spacious store, with carefully sorted individual racks with very nice fashion. Very helpful boy to guide your way. They also have a selection of interesting style books and magazines. I particularly liked the Ann Demeulemeester stuff.
Luckily for me, they didn't have any of the items I liked best in my (awkward) size (long and thin). Good. Because it was
, really, clearly above my budget - and yet there were several items i would have bought without looking at the pricetag anyway.
Definitely the kind of store that reminds you when shopping becomes fun (I used to hate clothes-shopping). Namely, when you discover the pricy shops (and have money).
There's several interesting shops in a handful of streets around there, actually, off from the Mariahilferstrasse where you find all H&M's and Zara's. There was a woman's store in the Lindengasse, for example, that had some purty-looking stuff in the window too, a few shops before you get to Stil
where they sell designer sneakers (a shop that, unlike Park, also has a cool website
The other shop is downtown, in the Landskrongasse. Called Song
. (Yes, everything is onesyllabic dontcha know). Much smaller, just two small spaces, one womens fashion the other mens/mixed. Cute (see picture
). Very friendly man who helps you (who in turn made Susannah swoon).
They have suave, stylish stuff - I bought a shirt and a long-sleeved tee I really liked, both from Martin Margiela - and also some wacky stuff that makes you LOL. Clever oddball stuff from Walter van Beirendonck and a Berlin brand called terrorist something.
All still pretty pricey - they had one beautiful long black womens coat for 1,600 euro - but for the regular stuff at least less expensive than Park.
Still, even that was way irresponsible. But fun ;-)