Covid 19 took us all a lot closer to virtual reality. Everything seemed to move online, from education to social interaction and in the biggest way, even retail. No need to go to a shop anymore, they said. A few clicks and your whatever will be delivered to your door, they said. People suffered from social withdrawal syndrome They were wrong. “The comfort of your own home,” started feeling like a soft prison cell, and it became clear that the lockdown deprived all of us of much-needed retail therapy.