KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica’s Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir won the 200 metres in 20.18 ahead of Justin Gatlin 20.21 at the Shanghai Diamond League Saturday. Jason Young of Jamaica was third in 20.22.
Oxford Street, Knightsbridge, Carnaby Sreet and Mayfair might be disappointed with the not so bumper crowd across at Europe's largest shopping mall Westfield in Stratford City located minutes from the Olympic City.
However, crowds were not only out enjoying retail therapy, but making the most of the spacious food courts and were shopping up a storm.
And depending on what was being sold and who was endorsing it they'd be hard pressed like Mr Mo of Unze shoes and accessories store where his Jamaican sequinned ballet flats are almost sold out to stop smiling.
"I've sold 300 pairs in just two weeks," he said, beaming from ear to ear. "And another shipment is coming in tomorrow. Jamaica is in demand and everyone loves Usain Bolt, so anything that reminds shoppers of this man sells."
He's not exaggerating! His ballet flats come in colours that represent flags of the USA, Italy and Great Britain, but it's the one from Jamaica that's in demand.
Unze owner Mr
Mo shows off
his best seller.
Dancer Remi-Laudat shows off
Grace Tropical juices Mango
Carrot and Sorrel. “My heritage is
French, Danish and Dominican,”
he shared with the Jamaica
Observer, “so I enjoy anything
with a Caribbean twist”.
They might be second and third
generation Brits of Jamaican
heritage, but Michelle Barned
(centre) maintains her Jamaican
roots by eating Jamaican (oxtail,
brown stew chicken and curry
goat) at least once a week and
ensures that her two daughters
Kenya Mason-Barned (left) and
Havanah Mason-Barned are
exposed to it too.
Caribbean food is in demand inside the Westfield Shopping Centre.
Usain Bolt’s image
outside a perfume
store is used to
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