What to do in Munich When You Miss Your Flight.

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What to do when you miss a flight and have half a day to spare? You explore the city and go shopping!

I was en route to Ibiza from New York with my sister and had a connecting flight in Munich, Germany. Because we slept through almost the entire flight to Munich we missed all of our meals so we decided to grab something really quick to eat at the Munich airport. Little did we know, when Germans say boarding time is at 8:30, you better get your ass on that plane at 8:30 or else, they won’t let you on the plane. We had about 15-20 minutes until take off but the airline wouldn’t let us board the plane and had already loaded off our checked baggage. Unfortunately there were no other flights to Ibiza that day until later at night so at first I was frustrated as a frequent traveler (I mean, I’m on a plane at least once a week and always board last minute) I’ve never had an airline refuse me from boarding 15 minutes before take off but you know, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Instead of being stuck at the airport dreading life and wasting time (or getting work done and answering emails like I should’ve been doing) we decided to explore Munich.

We stored our luggages at the airport, asked the cab driver to o the downtown area where we can go shopping!

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First stop, Hermes. I just wanted to go inside and drool over all the pretty pieces. My friend Sabrina was getting a bracelet for her and while she was choosing her bracelets I tried on almost every gold Hermes bracelet they had. Ummm hello, I’m obsessed with this diamond covered Hermes bracelet and I couldn’t stop thinking about that one song, ‘I got a condo (a mansion in some states) on my wrist, girl I’m cashing out.’

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(wearing a 3×1 Classic Denim Jacket on my waist, Res Denim Shortssimilar, Chanel Espadrilles)

Next? I really wanted to get a small black bag so we all went to Saint Laurent which was right by the Hermes store. Ok, all of us spent about an hour in this store and every one of us walked out with a bag. I really wanted to get a black bag but I couldn’t deny my love for a pop of red, so I ended up getting the red Saint Laurent bag with the gold chain tassel. Man, whenever I splurge on a handbag I always either choose red or blue. Always. I don’t know why every bag looks so much better in red or blue! I guess I just really love a pop if color!

Dani got the smaller version in black. I’m already planning on borrowing it from her. That’s what sisters are for right?

herringbone floorsmarion heinrichThanks to Instagram and twitter, someone suggested that we check out Marion Heinrich which was a few blocks away. It’s a cool store that carries different high end designers from Alaïa to Tom Ford. Ok, this was my favorite store to shop because the design of the store was right up my alley and they carried so many great designers plus we lucked out because a lot of the pieces were on sale.

python sandalsCool python mule sandals from Carritz.I was on a hunt for sandals that you can easily slip in and out of and found these cool python sandals in gold and black. I naturally love gold but it was hard to decide between the cool black and edgy gold. I ended up picking the gold one but kind of wish I got both. #fashiongirlproblemstom ford interiorSome of the designers have their own spaces here. This one belongs to Tom Ford. How sexy is that mirror?

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Even though I only spent about 6 hours touring (or rather shopping) in  Munich, I absolutely enjoyed my time here and can’t wait to come back and actually visit all the beautiful places we didn’t get the chance to visit.

photo 2Oh btw, why are there so many great looking people in Germany?  So many of them are super tall, model-esque. I mean, yes Heidi Klum you are beautiful, but the average Germans look even more gorgeous than her. They definitely won the gene pool.

131 Comments

  1. Munich is such a beautiful city and you bought so cool things!

    xx Su http://fashiontwinstinct.blogspot.de/

  2. I love Munich so so much and I am going there again soon! You should definitely go back and explore more of the city x

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  3. Germany is beautiful. Munich is very poshy but you should def try Berlin on your next trip. Lots of cool places to see and such culturally diverse. More than glad to give you a tour if you ever decide to visit it. x

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  4. Haha, I know what you mean. How many times have me and my parents rushed to our plane to not get called out.
    We germans are on point. Next time you’ll know.
    Looks like you enjoyed munich though. Such a lovely city.
    Wonderful pictures as well!

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  5. Anabelle M

    Munich is so beautiful.but I hate it’s airport well maybe just pare of it where I’ve been for 8 hours with no things to do,and 3 shops maximum.
    Loving the Tom Ford shop wow

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  6. Lovee the pictures!

    Nora / 1310bynora.com

  7. Looks like you had a great time in Munich despite pony bring there for a short time! Lovely outfit and awesome purchases.

    Avanti
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  8. Munich is wonderful, love these photos :)

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  9. Looks like you turned an inconvenience into a fabulous day! Drooling over the new YSL!

  10. Apparently, there is some good shopping in Munich! Just visited Berlin myself this spring, and I’ve got to say that Berlin is one fabolous city. Hope you enjoyed your trip!

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  11. Much better than hanging around an airport
    Lauren
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  12. Nice acessories and I like the interior of that store!

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  13. I loved Munich when I visited. My boyfriend plays pro ball in Germany so I go all the time. There are a lot of fun cities there.

  14. Emmas

    That sucks that you missed your flight but it sounds like you really had fun in Munich! Love all your new buys
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  15. So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in my hometown so much!! Already excited to see your little Saint Laurent purchase!

    Love from Munich, L

    THESTYLECIRCUS.net

  16. Lovely way to spend your time. I’m the same way with handbags, I always try to find the perfect black bag but if I find one that comes in different colors I will most likely go for any other color but black.

    xoxo, Diana
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  17. Kim

    WOW those shops are absolutely gorgeous!! I am too jealous. Looks like you had a great time!

    Kim
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  18. Elisabeth

    Hi Aimee, I´m glad you liked Munich :) And it is so nice of you to say we Germans “won the gene pool” :D

    xoxo
    Elli

  19. Imagine if you were on time on your flight. You would have missed all these shops! Everything always happens for a reason :)

    Dovile
    xxxx
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  20. i would’ve hated to have missed my flight, but at least we got these pics!! looking flawless Aimee as always xx http://www.youhadmeatvogue.com

  21. Wow, I wish I could travel to Munich. This seems so awesome, haha. One day! Loving the casual style you have here!

  22. I think punctuality is what we are famous for. I’d never go and get something to eat while boading has already started. :D I live near Munich and love this city, great that you liked it there!
    Love, Kristina
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  23. When life gives you lemons, go shopping…what a good way to spend an afternoon that would have been wasted in the airport! Love your purchases!

    xx
    Michele
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  24. Eye Like Fashion

    Way to carpe diem! Totally frustrating to not be able to board that flight bc in my book, you didn’t miss the flight. Photos look fabulous though!

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  25. Too bad you missed your flight, but it looks like you found some fun things to do in the mean time :) beautiful pictures!
    xx Cara
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  26. If you think Germans are good-looking, you should go and visit Stockholm (or Sweden in general). Both men and women all look like models off duty.
    -P.
    Bowtie Diary

  27. Like you said, it was probably meant to be that you missed your flight and got to spend a few hours in Munich. Lucky you and your sister for going all out at these stores. The Carritz python sandals look absolutely gorgeous – but I think you made the right choice buying the gold pair.

    I think you should have explored the city a bit more – not just shopping. Oh, well, maybe next time! x

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  29. What fab and beautiful photos! xoxo

  30. Eva

    Looks like you had a wonderful time and shopping is always a nice way to spend your time ;) xx

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  31. Looks like a great time! <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  32. Lovely pyton mule sandals!

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  33. Lovely photos! Amazing!

  34. Nice post, love your nail polish..:)

  35. Oh I fancy going to Munich! Those gold shoes as pretty cute!!
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  36. hahahahha I’ve rally enjoyed your post!! woooww! it has been a super cool adventure ;)
    I’ve spent my whole life trying to buy some black bag and the most close I’ve get it has been a grey one from Kate Spade :D
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  37. Oh I love germany so much, and the people are so sweet!
    Nadine
    xxx

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  38. You look amazing! And I guess that quote … Everything bad happens for a reason … is quite true, isnt it? :)

  39. Yeeey I love shopping in foreign countries! :)

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  40. the shopping looks so fun in Munich! so want to visit (for so many reasons!)

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  41. Love your outfit and all of the pictures you took :)
    glad you liked Munich so much. I live somewhat near but have never really been in any of these stores :D
    x

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  42. Really cool outfit! Great pictures xoxo

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  43. I love your blog content and style!_x

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  44. Loving this look! Perfect for summer:) xo, Hayley http://dailydoseofdarling.com

  45. So nice that you’ve been to Munich, just been there yesterday! It’s a great city. Yes you always need to be on time in Germany for flights and stuff, I didn’t know it’s not that way in other countries! haha

  46. That bag you got is so great, I love the red!

    xx Kelly
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  47. These pictures are amazing!

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  48. My best friend is living in Munich right now for a year as an Au Pair. She always gushes about how attractive everyone is!
    xoxo Kennedy
    Northern Indigo

  49. Omg, I love it all, your outfit is so inspiring!

  50. I just came back from Germany and witnessed a taxi go away without its passenger as the said passenger was 1 MINUTE late. So, yeah, pretty punctual folk. :D

  51. Wow – it sounds like you really lucked out by missing that flight! I’ve never heard of that strict rule either, but since it meant a great afternoon ANDDDD gorgeous hand band, I’d say “take that” to the airline :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  52. Love your outfit and love Munich!
    xx from Argentina!
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  53. I need the Chanel espadrilles in my life pronto…

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  54. I really like how your style is so chic yet still wearable on a normal day :)

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  55. Hahaha the comment about how gorgeous Germans are made me laugh, but its so true they’re all gorgeous! And I love how you ladies made the best out of a shitty situation. Shopping is never a bad thing ;)
    XO Janina
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  56. amazing photos! Love your comfy outfit!

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  57. You look great and that place is so nice.
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  58. I am obsessed with the floor in that shop! The color and chevron pattern are amazing. Love those sandals too!

  59. It seems like you took good advantage of your spare time! Way to go, great purcahses xx

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  60. Haha, yeah that’s typical for Germany! That’s what they all say about us: We’re on point!
    But looks like you had a great day anyway!

  61. So great that you were so chilled about missing your flight and were able to explore the city a bit more :)

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time

  62. Sucks that you missed your flight; good thing Lanvin saved the day!
    xx,
    Marie

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  63. Obviously you didn’t waste your time ;) I love your new bag <3

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  64. Love your comfy outfit with the denim shorts and the espadrilles! Perfect to travel!
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  65. Haha you’re so funny, I love reading your posts!! I’m soooo the same!! I’ve been meaning to get a nice black bag since forever and always end up falling for colourful ones!! As you say #fashiongirlproblems!! ;)

    Love,
    Whitney

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  66. lovely look!!
    my look hope you like it. kisses
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  67. Susan

    Love Munich! Funny, I live in Köln and always found Germans here funny-looking with too harsh features, with the exception of a few. Maybe they’re better looking in the south!

  68. I love how you always manage to make such casual outfits look so cool. Great double-denim-ing. Munich looks amazing – I may have to add it on to my travel bucket list.

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  69. Me encanta! Que pasada de fotos!
    Un besito

    Vane

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  70. Seems you had a great time. You make me think sometimes it’s a good thing to miss a flight. Nice pics and love your bag!

  71. Amazing pictures, like the place!!

    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  72. Anisimeoku

    Lovely basic outfit xx

    A
    New on Head Enough

  73. Looks like such a beautiful city!

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  74. Funny what someone else thinks about or sees in your hometown….

  75. Sasha

    A bit unlucky but looks like you had fun anyways :)
    xx
    SASHA

  76. That’s inspiring! Usually I don’t go out the airport when have a connection flight,even if it takes long time – probably it’s time to do so!
    xx
    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

  77. Haha. I guess the missed flight was totally worth it in the end! :P Beautiful pictures!

    XO, G from grace’d

  78. Sorry you had to go through that! You look beautiful as always!
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  79. absolutely love those sandals! and your mint nail polish is so cute!

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  80. Missing your flight sucks but I’m glad to hear you enjoyed munich!

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  81. Daaang girl, livin that high life! Haha Munich looks like fun!

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  82. Its sounds like you had a very enjoyable flight missing experience! Your pictures are stunning!
    Nidhi
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  83. Oooh those shoes! Lovely pictures, makes me want to visit :)

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  84. Sarah

    Except… you DIDN’T explore Munich. You made a beeline for the high-end shops. I would hardly call that giving the beautiful city its due. Why not take a tour through one of the many stunning palaces near the Marienplatz? Or be on the lookout for street performers? Or indulge in some amazing German food? The list goes on.

  85. Those photos are gorgeous. Also loving your toe polish!

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  86. cute outfit, like shorts a lot , have such too but in different color

    greetings meg

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  87. So many beautiful accessories, I’m in love <3

    Yolennie
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  88. you look great, i’m happy to see you liked it here in germany!
    xoxo

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  89. Such a beautiful place! I went on a family vacation to San Diego; you can check it out at my blog! There’s great recommendations of where to munch at ;)

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  90. Aaah you were in Munich! My hometown! How could I have missed it!! Please let us know as soon as you come to Munich again (maybe not as spontaneous as this time ;) )
    Glad you liked the 6 hours over here! Hope you’ll have a good time in Ibiza!

    xx Tatjana

  91. Aaah you were in Munich! My hometown! How could I have missed it!! Please let us know as soon as you come to Munich again (maybe not as spontaneous as this time ;) )
    Glad you liked the 6 hours over here! Hope you’ll have a good time in Ibiza!

    xx Tatjana

  92. Ena

    Im inlove with your photos. I always enjoy looking through your photos and ofcourse, your style. ❤️

  93. the sandals are beautiful. I love the fact that they have different colours.

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  94. can’t wait to see how you will style your new YSL. Looks like some amazing shopping. Maybe it wasn’t so bad you missed your flight…
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  95. such a lovely photos! amazing shopping places to go :) also, love your simple style here <3

    xx,
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  96. Such an amazing travel diary, thanks for sharing x

    Jessie

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  97. Linda

    I don’t think it’s just a German thing, but all European airports require you to board during boarding and if you’re late, they’ll unload your luggage. I never heard about people boarding last minute until I started reading American blogs haha.

    Glad you made it to Ibiza! I hope you enjoyed your stay!

  98. Munich!!! I’m travelling there next month. Nice outfit dear. If you have a minute visit my blog, new post up today!

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    Xoxo

  99. I love your easy-going outfit!!

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  102. I wish I got to travel as much as you do! Great outfit!

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