“What I’m really saying is, buy less and choose well. I would like quality rather than quantity. I don’t believe growth is okay if it means one man’s advantage is another man’s disadvantage. I try to concentrate on quality clothing and accessories that are worth having” - Vivianne Westwood in the June 2011 Marie Claire UK
The way I feel about shopping has completely changed. In the past I used to by something new every pay cheque. Usually somewhere I could get a few items for $100 - H&M, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, vintage shops. It gave me a thrill to have something new, but this year especially the thrill started to fade.
Its not just the eco-conscious thing; Yes I try and be more responsible with my purchases in regards to where its made, whats it made out of ect. But really I was just getting bored.
The that changed my shopping habbits was the rush I would get buying from a local designer where it could be fitted to me, I knew a little bit of history about the design and got to interact with the person who made it. Even the way I treated the garment was different: It always gets hung back up, never thrown on the floor.
Buying directly from a local designer does cost more money, but you’ll probably like better and look better.
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