Today I had to take my car to the mechanic for a service and as this is about 45 minutes away I asked my Son-in-law (he works from home) if he would pick me up and take me to Chadstone Shopping Centre and then take me back in the afternoon.
I have not been to Chadstone for many years and was stunned to see how up market and glamorous it has become. Lots of high end stores and beautiful shiny displays.
I didn't bother to go into these shops but enjoyed the window displays.
When I was growing up Chadstone was a modern new shopping centre and over the years it has continued to grow - taking up more and more land for more and more shops and of course extensive car parking. It features lots of cafes as well as supermarkets and a large cinema complex. There are plans for more shops and a hotel in the future.
I did enjoy my day out and was pleased to find a craft supplies shop which had several items I "needed".
As you know I am much more at home in op shops but it is good to see what is happening in the retail world.
My car is fine again for another 6 months and I have had my big shopping centre fix.