Are the cheap-and-momentarily-trendy fashions today creating more post-shopping regret? The Daily Mail seems to think so. An article in today's paper cites increasing competition between stores that quickly produce "throwaway" fashions. In Britain, it's Primark and TopShop. Here, it's Forever 21, H&M, and Zara. Personally, we think Buyer's Remorse is a plague that's likely touched the lives of anyone who's ever walked into an Old Navy. But why are we shopping so much? Maybe it's tabloid visions of Mischa or Lindsay, rocking some hard-to-wear new trend. Wide-legged trousers or high-waisted shorts beg us to try them on at H&M, even as common sense asks us to consider the longevity of such fleeting trends - plus, how many of us can actually pull it off? Besides the rush of looking like an US Weekly spread, "trendy" clothes are now so cheap, it's easier to give into temptation - even if you realize once you get home that you'll never wear your new outfit. In today's world, where trends change quickly and the stores that stock them rotate even quicker, can a bargain hunter make it without suffering from post-shopping regret? --SABRINA BACON
"You suffering from buyer's remorse or something?" "God no, nothing like that."
My closet is full of dresses, skirts and a couple pairs of jeans, but I generally don't wear pants. Mid-fashion week, I bought a pair of super wide-le