TL;DR? These questions that I want answers for: What’s up with all the discounts? Are designer brands worth it? Is “Made in Italy” actually better than “Made in China”?
Since I hit 30, I’ve been trying to buy less but better. It would appear that, by the power of osmosis or some other form of wizardry, all those articles on “staple pieces” and “minimal wardrobes” have actually sunk in.
Not that I’m going to start harping on about the benefits of open wardrobes and whittling down to just 10 items. Don’t worry; there’s no chance of that! Because my clothes range from office suits to harvesting garb, Texas cowboy boots to cute shoe boots, plus all the beautiful scarves that I picked up while living in Paris, I need space… and because I’m not the tidiest of person, I need that space to be able to be closed off and hidden away.
I think my recent approach to clothes came from a more environmentally-conscientious place. I couldn’t – and still can’t – understand how shops like Primark and H&M are able to sell at such low prices without at least under-paying for the raw materials and exploiting their workforce. Continue reading “Clothes Shopping in 2018: what’s the answer?”