Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Question of the Day

When are you too old to shop in the juniors section? The "misses" section a misnomer as it's more like 50-year-old Mrs. I know age is nothing but a number, but I refuse to be a mother someday wearing graphic tees that read "Spoiled Brat." Glamour don't then and glamour don't for 12-year-olds in my book.

Perhaps it's about the actual store and less the department. For example, when I shop, I always enter the juniors tab. However, I am realizing how much that is geared toward the teenager with the mini dresses, leggings, and Twilight marketing (well, that can really go for women of any age...). TBD has super cute items but it's about a 30% hike in price as well.

Urban Outfitters offers a niche style, truly, with the exception of a great few finds, they offer a style I don't think I'm cool enough to wear, though very much designed for the 20something. J Crew has to.die.for items but frankly I can only justify spending if it's on, final sale and again for my age group. Same goes Anthropologie; the sophisticated yet still somewhat quirkly big sister to UO. However Anthro, you need to have a blowout sale because otherwise I just fill up my website shopping cart with high hopes and wishful thinking.

So what is a girl to do? Well I will always love that fine French store, Tarjay, where sections are more like a venn diagram, as well as little boutiques and online stores such as ModCloth and Ruche-eclectic, fun, and enough coupon codes I can justify spending a few bucks on the items and assured I won't end up a "spoiled brat."


Kelly said...

I agree! On all accounts

Twinkle Toes said...

okay so sometimes I still do....32....just have to buy bigger sizes...depending on the store anyway, and it's usually cheaper. Of course appropriate choices still have to be made :)