Breaking-up with High-Street fashion! {Shopping}

June 26th 2012

Confession time! We, meaning women, all do it…SHOP! However, clothing that was dispensable in our teens and twenties just doesn’t cut it anymore. Atleast, for someone my age…hold on let me explain.
At 35 years old I am not old. However my body is not the same as a twenty year old either. And this my friends is where the challenge of shopping occurs.  High-street fashion; inspired clothing from designer runways and manufactured to the general public at affordable prices is manufactured to last a couple of seasons at most, depending how you take care of your clothing. Recently, I realized that these stores just aren’t working for me anymore. And thus I am breaking up with you!

TopShop dress
doesn’t look too bad but several factors that contributed to a no-buy:
material, fit, and length

Stores such as:

  • H&M
  • Top Shop
  • Primark
  • Forever 21

For several reasons; fit, cut, and quality.
Typically one doesn’t shop at the above for quality as these stores are designed to cater to the fashion conscious at affordable prices. However, in the past I was able to find decent pieces that worked into my wardrobe and will continue to shop for the basics. Basics like; accessories, jewelry, t-shirts, tops in general work. No more; dresses, pants, skirts, and jackets.
Stores that I can still shop at;

  • Zara
  • Jacob (Canadian chain)
  • Cassis (which recently closed, why? Loved that place)
  • Club Monaco
  • Joe Fresh (a hit & miss)

Although I am breaking up with the majority of high-street fashion stores I will continue to visit for “booty-call” because sometimes a girl just needs a little something dispensable.
Do you buy high-street?

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