Yesterday we had a public holiday in Malta, but all the shops were open because of the Christmas holidays. Shops have been opening 7 days a week for almost 2 months, so anyone can manage to but all Christmas presents.
Lately a new Shopping complex opened in Hamrun, Malta named Daniels and I went to check it out. As I went in, I was surrounded by different beautiful shops, from a toy shop to a Christmas decorations shop called Natalizie and a jewellery shop which had the most expensive brands like DKNY, Gucci ect.
In the foyer you’ll find a bunch of seating and tables which are connected to the Hollywood cafeteria/restaurant and the another cafeteria named Oggi. But my Favorite was The Perfumery-Natural bliss by bottega verde. It was make-up heave really, they had a lot of make up brands from Maxfactor, Loreal, Maybelline, Revlon, Make up studio, Shisheido, Pupa and some other cheap make up brands. The nice sales girl also told me that they are planning to get more brands of make up. I will definitely check it out in another 2 weeks or so :). I spent some real money on make up there, even though it was hard to choose something when you have a lot of choice. I was in a bad mood so make-up was my retail therapy hehe. I will show you al lthe product and review each on of them later on in my posts.
So after falling in love with the Perfumery shop, I thought I check out the rest of the shops. I went on the Intermediate floor and there were a couple of fashion ware shops like Marcon, Kloe and Fruscio. Not my style of clothes definitely so I headed upstairs for the third floor.
The third floor was not my cup of tea. I didn’t like how the shops were divided at all. The shops had no walls, it was basically an open plan and all the shops had sections were they sold their merchandise They don’t have the privacy of a normal shop with 4 walls. You can find yourself at a moment looking at shoes and in another second you are in the clothes section. To much for my taste, I like to relax when I shop and take my time and look for things. I don’t like having a bunch of people around me when I am shopping for clothes or shoes.
Also to pay you don’t go to the shop cashier, you have to go at the cash point were there were 5 cashiers and a queue behind each on of them. I personally don’t like this method it feels like you are at supermarket rather than a retail shop.
Then later on as I was heading out I realized there was a basement level and went to check it out. I was basically “more” supermarket which is definitely efficient for anyone that lives in the neighborhood to have.
So that was basically what I think about the shopping complex. It is a good shopping complex but the only reason I would visit again is to check out the make up in the perfumery. I didn’t like clothing shops they had so it will be mostly for make up.
I hope you enjoyed my post, If you went tell me your experience. keep posted for more 🙂