Monthly Archives: October 2006

A showcase for brand names

The Prague Post New airport mall will be the first outlet center in the central Bohemia region Shopaholics will soon have a new reason to open their wallets: A brand-new outlet mall is being built near Ruzyně Airport. “Construction has begun and we plan to open in March 2008,” says Kitty Valerianová of EDConsulting, the… Read more »

Understated opulence

The Prague Post Mandarin Hotel impresses with sophistication and restraint Connoisseurs of five-star opulence have a reason to rejoice with the opening of the city’s newest luxury property, the Mandarin Oriental Prague. “This isn’t just another hotel,” says Katerina Pavlitová, Mandarin’s director of public relations. “It has a lot of charm and character.” Much of… Read more »

Fashion Forward

Fast Lane A new group effort aims at putting Czech designers on the map Quick! Name a Czech fashion designer! Stumped? You aren’t alone. While names like Versace, Hugo Boss and Vera Wang spring into mind, Czech fashion hasn’t quite made it to the ranks of Milan, Paris or New York. But a small, dedicated… Read more »

Restored Elegance

Fast Lane New owners breathe fresh life into historic chateau The Czech Republic has been around for a while, in one form or another and under a variety of different names. What could be considered an identity crisis is occasionally reflected in their architecture. Baroque, Gothic, etc. can of course be found, but influences from… Read more »