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WorldLink: Shopping at giveaway shops

Tamsin Walker
March 10, 2017

Germans have been well and truly bitten by the shopping bug, currently ranking in the top three of Europe's biggest buyers of clothes, electronics, household goods and games and toys. No big surprise given it’s Europe’s single largest economy. However, there is a growing body of people who don't buy into the consumer dream, and to shop at what are known as "Umsonstläden," or giveaway shops.

Deutsche Welle Tamsin Walker
Tamsin Walker Senior editor with DW's environment team