The article describes the shopping habits of some young New York women. They dash in and out of the low-price shops like H & M, Forever 21 and Zara and stock up on a "season's worth" of tees, tanks, sandals and maxi dresses. They often view the clothing as "disposable", as in wear it once and forget it. I have no strong judgment against this, if one can afford it, and recycles -- why not enjoy the novelty and abundance?
I do have two questions though, and would love to hear what you think:
- Are these price points really "disposable" for most women? Look at the slide show if you have a chance. Yes, there are very affordable items from Target et al. But is a $50 skirt or $98 sleeveless shirt just a trifle? Or do I sound like an old, grumpy hippie : > ? If I pay $100 for a shirt (and I might) it's going to work its butt off in my wardrobe, not get forgotten.