These signs have been up in the Beirut Souks for a few months now.
When I first saw them, I nearly cried I was so excited. Then I realized that this is Lebanon, where a box of Special K now costs $14. So if the Gap is on the expensive side in the States, there is no way I can afford to shop there in Beirut.
A few days later I discovered that American Eagle is now open on Hamra Street and Express is opening soon right next door. AE’s prices were actually fairly reasonable, but not nearly as good as H&M which is just across the street. I’m sure Express will be crazy expensive… I don’t know which is worse – not having the stores or having them but knowing you are paying twice as much as you would be in the States.
If we could just get a Target… but I don’t see that happening anytime soon, as we can’t even get access to Target.com. It’s blocked in Lebanon for some reason!?!
And while I’m ordering, I’d like a Taco Bell and an Ikea as well, please.