in antwerp, i was initially very pleased to find that there were 5 wonderful stores, all perfect for my taste, within a 4 block area located 2 blocks from our hotel. then i considered that the stores chose their similar locations and proximity to one another to best attract a very similar audience. i felt predictable. in amsterdam, this concern was challenged when my 2 favorite stores were located at a significant distance from one another, in entirely different areas, and with very different clientele, albeit one shopping for not dissimilar items. would this indicate that i was inconsistent. then i considered that i was happily shopping thousands of miles from home either way.
are your favorite stores all in one neighborhood?
would you like that convenience, or prefer more diversity?