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NO NO Navy

I can’t help but wonder how in a day when everything is super expensive, Old Navy is still priced the same as when I was a kid.

Shorts are 15 bucks and t-shirts are 2 for 15.

I assume people think they are getting a bargain, but the quality has gone WAY down hill.

I grabbed every pair of shorts in the store and ended up buying none. Everything is boxy and lacks tailoring. The details are infantile. The butt pockets would look cute on a baby’s butt, but are not suitable for anyone over the age of 7. My sister tried on a dress thatdress was already ripped inside the store. No sense in finding one that isn’t busted if it can rip just as easily.

I am not a clothes snob in the sense that I will only buy expensive designer clothing. I shop at Target and H&M often and love getting cute clothes for a low price. But when it comes to sacrificing quality for quantity, I will not go for the latter.

I challenge Old Navy: Either raise your prices a bit and start producing clothing that has some quality, or keep your prices the same and let your quality go completely down the toilet.

If they start selling plastic bags as dresses, that will be it!

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Attack of the Man Purse!

I was in Copley Place yesterday to run some errands (make a return, and drool over the clothing at J.Crew), I hate walking to Copley, because if you walk on the street, it seems like it takes forever to get there.  However, if you walk through Prudential Center, it is a faster walk, but sometimes you can feel like cattle if you get behind a group of mosey-ers. I am a brisk walker, and do not enjoy having to slow my pace for strangers sauntering in front of me.

As I crossed the bridge connecting Copley Place and the Prudential Center, I ended up walking behind two men. Normally these guys wouldn’t even be blips on my radar, but the addition of a bold accessory caught my attention.

man purseI am friends with many gay men, and I understand the style of metros, but NEVER have I seen any of my friends carry a purse. Especially an outdated and ugly one. The purse is a few years old, and even when it was out I remember thinking how hideous it was. The black leather with the rainbow Louis Vuitton print reminds me of something Ipurse man 2 would have found appealing when I was five. And for 500 dollars or so, it could have been mine.

I definitely chose to pass on that “of-the-moment” trend. I’m not saying all Louis Vuitton bags are hideous, that would be a faux pas. But the rainbow print on white or black leather from a few years ago, was definitely a mistake.

I think the most amusing part of this picture though, is not the bag itself, but what the guy was wearing and HOW he was clutching the bag. It was almost too feminine. Men should be free to carry bags if they want, but I’d stick to a sleek shoulder bag, and not something that makes as loud a statement as this guy’s purse.

Anyway, I had a good laugh, snapped a few pictures on my camera phone to send to friends and went about my business of lusting over clothing.

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