Fun60 has posted many photos in three or four posts showing her readers the Christmas decoration in London. I walked from the top of Collins Street in Melbourne to Swanston Street passing by many expensive designer shops to have a look at their decorations.
Here is a copy of a list of some of the shops to be found in Collins Street.
Perhaps the most famous Melbourne shopping street is Collins Street,
home to high end jewellery (including Georg Jensen, Makers Mark,
Bvlgari, Jan Logan, Rutherford and Tiffany & Co), high end fashion
(Cose Ipanema, Husk, Herringbone, Hugo Boss and the legendary
appointment-only boutique Le Louvre), shoes and luxury goods (such as
Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Bally, Salvatore Ferragamo and
It was very disappointing to say the least. Apart from a couple of Christmas trees, very little effort had been made by retailers. Maybe part of the problem is our long hours of daylight. By the time it is dark at 9pm, most families are home. Here are a couple of photos.
Things were more interesting in Swanston Street with this group of lads performing. Thank goodness our two large department stores and our arcades go to some effort. Now do yourself a service and have a look at Fun60's photos taken in New Bond Street, London. Simply wonderful. In subsequent posts on her blog, there are more London Christmas photos.