Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Le kangourou


No, this is not 101 Avenue des Champs Elysees, Paris, but the corner of King & George Streets, Sydney. It is not in my nature to queue to go into a 'brand-name'. But, by all means go ahead, if that is what floats your boat!

23 comments:

Steffe said...

Probably rubbish anyway. Better to use a plastic bag.

biebkriebels said...

They make shops windows everywhere apparently, in Amsterdam another one in an apartment store.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's very imaginative I'll give it that, but I'm not keen.

Kay L. Davies said...

My niece loves Louis Vuitton, for reasons which completely escape me. I love handbags. I might even be said to collect them, but at Vuitton prices? No way! However, my husband photographed the store in Paris for her, and we thought that would be sufficient. But no, her husband actually bought her one of the damn bags while on a business trip in the US. What a waste of money!
Sigh.
There's no understanding anyone.
K

Jo said...

agree, very creative. but as long as I have a pocket I am happy :)

Mark said...

Ordures très coûteux!!!!!

Julie said...

*chuckle* ... very expensive, I agree ... but rubbish is in the eye of the beholder ... my daughter adores chic handbags.

Joan Elizabeth said...

A queue to go inside and spend that much money!! No wonder the rest of the retail shops are in doldrums.

I do have difficulty in understanding why the younger set are so wedded to brands.

Julie said...

I see it every weekend, Joan, along the Oxford Stree retail strip in Paddington. Young women, aged from 18 to 30, with shopping bags draped over their arms, wearing last week's purchases, back again for more of the same. Where they get the disposable income from is anyone's guess. Maybe it is that they do not have a mortgage and do not aspire to one. Perhaps they live at 'home' still. Whatever. Yes they are devoted to 'brands'. Maybe it is to do with advertising. Maybe it is to do with yearning for a life-style that they see in the media. I am ill-equipped to comment further. I would love to know though.

Ann said...

Ha. Photographed the same windows the other day. Don't like the bags but do like these particular window displays.

J Bar said...

The queues outside these "new" shops makes me scratch my head. There were no queues when it was located up the road at Castlereagh Street. Open a new shop, get heaps of publicity and suddenly there's massive interest in the brand again and long queues. Why?

Julie said...

I preferred the other shop myself, Jim. The building was something very special. Still is ... I might go back and find my earlier shots. I think it is still vacant from what I saw a few days back. People are queueing as they might for a museum. They wont buy: just kick tyres.

Peter said...

Nice artwork anyway!

Rae Walter said...

Gosh it looks like it is certainly a crowd stopper! Oh what we do to conform! Wonder how the sales went?

Joe said...

It's certainly a very dramatic window display but there's something a bit invasive about a Kangaroo made from Louis Vuitton handbags.

Mary Ann said...

It's been ages since I walked past LV here in Beirut. I would LOVE to see something like this here, definitely pull my camera out for that.
Though it wouldn't induce me to buy. I'm fine with my $3 reusable shopping bag.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Amusing confection. More alien than kangaroo.

TheChieftess said...

Now that appears to be one well appointed 'Roo!!!

Julie said...

Hah! I had to look again, Chieftess. The expression you used has two meanings here in Australia! However, I think you mean that he just has expensive accessories. Phew!

NixBlog said...

Hmmm, not my cup of tea. Looks ultra kitch...

TheChieftess said...

Hmmmmm...I'm curious to know the two meanings!!!

Julie said...

Over here, 'well appointed' equates to 'well hung'.

TheChieftess said...

HeeHee!!!