Run – don’t walk – from
The Blob!! Zara – the Spanish retail king which opened yet another Australian store in Chadstone, Melbourne, today. We warn you, not of the reasonably-priced fast fashions within, but of the enthusiastic consumers whose clothes-hungry hands want to shove you away from the Size-8 women’s shoes.
When Zara’s first Australian flagship store arrived in Sydney, 80% of stock was bought within 3 minutes. With subsequent openings for spaces at Bourke Street in Melbourne and Burnside Village in Adelaide exposing similar displays of frenzied retail carnage, you can only assume Zara Chadstone will receive a similar baptism of crazy.
We (people-fearing Internet types) recommend waiting til the hordes disperse before setting foot inside, but for those of you braver than we, the new store is located at 1341 Dandenong Road in Chadstone and open until 9pm this evening. Good luck.
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