Large residential developments, mostly concrete pre-fabs, make it possible for Poles to move into their own flats. Inside, flats are changing with the times. In 1972, luxury products from Poland and abroad (including everything from instant coffee to Levi’s jeans) are available at Pewex stores – a chain of hard currency shops which sells otherwise unobtainable Western goods in exchange for dollars. TV sets begin to make their way into people’s homes and Polish television now has two channels. Poles are enjoying their life on credit – it is a time of consumer optimism.