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Havana Now Has A Luxury Mall. But Who Can Afford To Shop There?

Cuba's first luxury mall is in Old Havana's Manzana de Gómez building, built between 1894 and 1917 as the country's first European-style shopping arcade. Source: Kempinski Hotels

Cuba is not an easy place to buy things. Food is rationed, wages are low, and the black market is a way of life.

But now, Cubans can buy shirts with those little alligators on them at Lacoste. Or at L'Occitane en Provence, face cream for $162.40 an ounce. Or watches in the $10,000s.

Cuba's first luxury mall, Manzana de Gomez, opened up a few weeks ago. And while those items are for sale, the prices are in a different

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