Thursday, May 21, 2009

Eger - high class shopping in downtown Oslo

Opening up a new centre for luxury goods in the middle of a recession may be considered bad timing. In spite of bad times, Eger, the new department store for exclusive goods opened in Oslo last week. It will be exciting to see whether it can beat the odds.

When walking around in Oslo, many are struck by the absence of stores selling famous brands. You would expect to see Gucci, Boss, and Versace well established in a country swimming in oil revenues. All the major chains stayed off the Norwegian markets until a few years ago, when Louis Vuitton opened its first store in Norway, in Akersgaten, just behind the Norwegian parliament.

This is about to change. May 7th was the opening day of Eger Motehus, a brand new shopping centre for luxury goods in downtown Oslo. Here you find 27 shops selling designer shoes, bags, clothes and much more. Owned by Søylen Property, this glitzy fashion Mecca has ended up costing its owners more than 1 billion NOK (114,3 million EUR).

For those of you in the mood to spend much money you are recommended to visit the super-exclusive department on the 2nd floor where you find exclusive items by designers as Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang.

You find the following stores, cafés and bars at Eger:
  • Come As You Are
  • G-star Raw
  • Marc O’Polo
  • Apollo (Travel agency)
  • Ark Bokhandel (Book store)
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Lexington
  • Nina Skarra
  • Rizzo
  • Esthetique Woman
  • Esthetique Man
  • Det søte liv
  • Nespresso
  • Steam kaffebar
  • Eger Café
  • 7-Eleven
  • Høyer Woman
  • Høyer Man
  • Høyer Jeans
  • Høyer Trend
  • Designers by Høyer
  • Headon
  • Tante Pose
  • Studio G12
  • VinEger

Motehuset Eger Karl Johan
Karl Johans gate 23 B, 0159 Oslo

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