Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell - The Flaming Lips

I'm back from nyc. Tired as always but somewhat cheerful because my gig went well and as usual, I acquired new duds (shopping ban be damned!). During my visit, I considered, resisted and re-considered before relenting and visiting the seventh layer of hell known as Topshop . Although I am the biggest naysayer of the apparel globalization trend, I had to go and see for myself if the fuss was justified. It wasn't. I will never jump on board with those that say that Topshop looks like Forever 21. The quality and fit of Topshop is infinitely better. But I found the prices to be absolutely outrageous. No, I will not pay $60 for a plain red cardigan with snap closures. And no I will not pay $135 for Office shoes. I don't care what anyone says, the prices are absurb and I laugh at anyone who thinks, "oooh what a bargain". I mean, isn't that the point of Topshop ? Why would I pay $135 for a Philip Lim inspired dress when I can wait for the actual dress to go on sale at an outlet for $160 and scoop it up?


K.Line said...

Amen, sister. I"ve never been to Topshop (there isn't one in Canada yet) and, while I'm sure I'd enjoy the check it out experience, I too am inclined to go designer on sale. Or, at very least, nice diffusion at Club Monaco. It manages to rip everyone off in the least offensive - and most elegant, cost effective way.

Tell your truth said...

Too true. I was encaptured by Toppa's intially, now I find it kinda lame. It's a bit juvenile and the prices are just not comparable to their worth.
BTW, your blog is lovely!

Alicia/InstantVintage said...

Good point! I never could really get with Topshop. I tried, but it just isn't happening with me.