Originally Posted by I Like Turtles
Doubtful. Vienna is just a severely overpriced city.
While it's true that Vienna can be expensive by comparison to some other parts of the world, it's certainly not overpriced when compaired to other significant European cities that offer beautifully made clothing items and accessories ... with a significant share tailored/made/cobbled locally. Of course, when you buy quality -- particularly that which is handmade -- you must pay the going local rates. When I visit Vienna -- which isn't often enough -- I certainly take the opportunity to shop as it offers very sophisticated sartorial items* which can't easily be found elsewhere. And shopping for clothing items is not not something I think worthwhile in most places ... with exceptions: New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Naples, etc.
I also enjoy the dining in Vienna. Can you say Steirereck?
* And no B--, I'm not talking about items with a Tyrolean Theme ... although a bit of loden can improve any wardrobe.