I Got 99 Problems and Shopping is One….

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Now days, many young fashionistas may find it difficult to shop in stores. This includes men and women from the ages of 18-28… Ones that have an eye for exclusive apparel… Or ones that don’t have loads of money to spend. How do I know this? I ask friends and school mates who may possibly have these troubles, and sadly I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. As a design student, I personally don’t shop as much, I just know how to do “the thing” …put random items together to make an outfit look appealing which is how many people like myself have been surviving this fashion drought. But when it is time for me to go out and shop, the types of clothes I need are almost impossible to find. Things as simple as long, black, skinny, high waist jeans or long, white, wide leg, high waist pants seem hard to find. Visualizing them might seem complex, but they are simple items that are a hassle to find.

Then when looking for something as aristocratic as a white leather moto jacket, it’s like asking for too much. I have no luck anywhere. The first place people may say to look for most of these items are H&M, Macy’s, Zara or Forever 21. Here are the problems, H&M is known for selling super trendy items that become overwhelming when you see everyone in the city with them on. Macy’s appeals to a more brand loyal or conservative crowd also known as “boring”. Zara is cool but can sometimes be pricey and the style is set to a more modern or conventional consumer. The quality at Forever 21 isn’t promising so some people don’t even waste time going there. And then you have places like Top Shop and American Apparel who do sell risque, unique and body-conscious pieces, but are way overpriced. There are so many talented designers coming out with things that are so “unthinkable”, they forget about things that can still be just as elite if they think “simple”.

So far these have been my alternatives, shopping online; asos.com, urbanog.com, misguided.com and pixiemarket.com.

If you agree or disagree, what are your thoughts or suggestions?


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