I always wanted to have my own little store. Preferably a little version of my favorite store ever: Merci, Paris. Where you can have your coffee and breakfast (have their soft boiled eggs in the used book café!) but also buy everything you want to have: clothes, jewelry, accessories, kitchen supplies, books, furniture, bikes and much more.
Shopping in Switzerland isn’t such a good idea, because it’s crazy expensive. But when you do go shopping in Basel, go to Set & Sekt. A really beautiful store in the old part of the city centre, with the most amazing brands; Acne, Alexander Wang, Dries van Noten etc. Luckily when I was there it was SALE, and a good one! So I had to buy that Acne shirt.
What is not to like about a book store with a coffee/lunch spot inside where you can immediately dive into your new bought books! This bookstore in the centre of Madrid is a beautiful old three floor building where you can easily spent a few hours sniffing between all the books, notebooks and other stuff they are selling.
Two years ago when I was in Madrid I already spent a significant amount of time in this shop. And now that I’m back here, of course I went straight to this amazing place again. The thing is, I love concept stores! You can easily spend a few hours in these kind of shops, because they have a little bit of everything; clothes, jewelry, cutlery, office supplies and much more. If your done with buying clothes, move on to some amazing things for your house and go on like this for a while.