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- Zara - Passeig GràciaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Zara is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Arteixo, Galicia, and founded in 1975. It is claimed that Zara needs just two weeks to develop a new product and get it to stores, and launches around 10,000 new designs each year. Zara also doesn't really advertise, which for some leads to a misperception that they are a "fashion imitator" of low cost products. In any event, this chain is considered a Spanish (or maybe Galician?) success story and a retail innovator.
I stopped in at this Zara the first night we were in Barcelona. It' was located very near the Hotel, so I was interested in seeing from myself what all the "fuss" was about. Gayle stayed behind at the Hotel and wished me well.
This Zara has 3 Levels, roughly divided into Men's, Women's, and Housewares. I took a look at some leather accessories and of course the clothes. Nothing really struck my high fashionisto tastes, and I was soon back in the room sharing a glass of wine with Gayle. It's not that Gayle wouldn't mind improving my dress, but a Spain vacation wasn't the time for her to work her magic.