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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Good Grief ! HOLLISTER AND A&F in NICE !

I guess it was only a matter of time before the behemoths that are" Abercrombie & Fitch" and "Hollister" hit the Riviera.
Their appeal is certainly worldwide but what gets my goat is the following:
What ever happened to shopping Stateside for goodies found only Stateside?!!

Everything can now be found everywhere,the pleasure has gone out of shopping while abroad because once you get back home...your neighbour/best friend is wearing the sweatshirt/t-shirt/dress or trainers that you have bought with such enthusiasm (if only to lord it over everyone!) and have rendered the whole experience obsolete!

These US brands may certainly be cheaper Stateside...(so you can lord that fact over everyone who has paid through the nose) ...but still...it saddens me as a shopper who LOVES to hit the stores once I get to New York ( as soon as my feet hit the tarmac) that I will have to double my efforts at unearthing new designers that no one has even heard of in Europe and then pat myself on the back.
So let us call it "Fashion entente cordial" and move on. I know some people who will be very happy that they no longer have to got to Milan or Paris for their A&F hit!!
I for one will steer clear of Nice Etoile and that whole zone...call me old fashioned or simply call me old....I will get my A&F on 5th Ave. if need be; poor lighting,pulsing beat and all !

Now I've Seen it All.....

....There are no words other than:
You Must Be Having a Laugh!!!!