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"BUYING CLOTHES FROM A HOLE" Russia Shopping Tip by swesn

Russia Shopping: 63 reviews and 93 photos

Once, I spotted a clothes store in an underpass in Moscow. The size of the store is a counter large enough for one person. The two sides of the store are long displays of clothes behind glass windows.

If you fancy something in the window display, you go to the counter and tell the store-assistant you want the third blouse from the right, but do you have it in blue? The assistant rummages in her tiny hole for the blouse and hands it over to you through the miniscule window. You match it against your body and if you like it, you pay and leave.

I could never buy clothes like this.

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  • Written May 21, 2003
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