This is Munich's major department store. Most merchandise is intended for local residents; however, visitors may be interested in this four-floor shopping bazaar, which sells handmade crafts, both old and new, from all over Germany. Items include decorative pottery and dishes, etched-glass beer steins and vases, painted wall plaques depicting rural scenes, and decorative flower arrangements. There's unusual kitchenware, colored flatware, calico hot pads and towels, and a collection of casually chic leather-trimmed canvas purses. The shop also offers fashions, textiles, and even jazz recordings. Within the same block, the store has opened two more outlets: Wäsche-Beck, selling lingerie, linens, and curtains, and Strumpf-Beck, featuring the town's largest selection of stockings and hosiery. All three locations are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9:30am to 4pm.
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