Well Friends, You are going to hear a lot about fashion and clothing if you read this blog. Mostly because that is where my experience and interest lies, but the ideas are for everyone and can be modified to your own interests.
So here's a little story...
I think I mentioned before that I have always worked retail for high-end, luxury brands.
While at work one day, a co-worker, who while very experienced in the industry, had been previously working for a cheap, fast-fashion store (the name I'll leave out but think tacky and trashy and you've probably guessed it). She was commenting to me how nice it was to work at a place where the goods were so reputable because at the other store (we'll call it T&T for fun) the clothes were always falling apart, shortly after being washed and worn.
My friend commented to a senior company employee at "T&T" about this and the response she received was something to the effect of "This is disposable fashion".
I was literally flabbergasted when I heard this tale. You see some people call me a snob because I won't shop (or usually even go into) stores like "T&T", but it's not because it's a "cheap brand" that I do this, it because I don't agree with giving a retailer my hard earned money to buy something and then have to re buy it again in three months, and again in three months, etc.etc...you get the idea.
So what does this have to do with my 365 day Non Consumption Challenge?
Well not everyone is going to not buy new, and I don't think you need to if it's not your thing.
But I would challenge you to think about something...can you buy one great quality item, something that never goes out of fashion and save money and time doing it in the long run?
|Burberry Double Breasted Trench.|
If a classic trench coat ever goes out of fashion I will eat crow pie!!!
This EXCEPTIONALLY crafted and
has been worn for generations, retails for $1000.
Now if you see one at the thrift store...I'm Begging you....tell me about it!
Enjoy your day,