I walked into a clothes shop called Hollister yesterday in the Dundrum Shopping Centre. I had heard about the hype surrounding the shop when it opened and on further reading, realised that this shop doesn’t really cater for the likes of me. To my eyes, it reads very much like Abercrombie and Fitch, which probably makes me even more uncool.
Anyway, in the middle of the shopping centre stood a shop front, which looked like a cross between a beach hut and a Chinese restaurant, and there was no evidence of a sign to let me know if it were either.
I walked in to be greeted by a less attractive version of what greets you in an Abercrombie and Fitch store. Except for this, it was identical: loud dance music, too dark to see the clothes and thousands of teenagers.
I walked out and the greeter bid me adieu - I’m certain she had no...