Karstadt will set up 50 Timberland shop-in-shops of up to 40 square meters in its department stores throughout Germany, offering either shoes or clothing or both. The first such area has already opened in Karstadt's store in Essen, where the retailer has its head office. Another one is due to open on Sept. 4 in the big Karstadt flagship on the Shadowstrasse in Düsseldorf's downtown area. For the opening, customers are going to be allowed to customize their Timberland boots with laser engraving.