Climbing up to Haifa's lower city
Haifa's 'Compound 21,' intended to return businesses and art to the port area, is drawing local designers. But others too, who worked in Tel Aviv, are moving in hope that Haifa will become fashion-friendly.
The role filled by Israeli malls, which provided a formidable shopping experience in the 1990s, has been usurped in recent years by independent fashion compounds. Unlike the malls, these fashion centers are consumer spaces created by store owners within a cluster of nearby streets that bustle with the creativity and young spirit of entrepreneurship, and allow people to discover small and original boutiques.