Photo from Harper’s Bazaar
by Venetia Scott
Cynthia is perusing the Internet. Procrastinating of course. When all of a sudden she yells at the computer.
Cynthia: UGH. Again?! Really?!
Cynthia (shaking her head): This always happens. ALWAYS.
Cynthia: Here’s the scenario: I am innocently reading an article on Racked.com about the opening of Nasty Gal’s retail store in West Hollywood.
So I mosey on over to their infamous online store to check them out. I see a nice skirt here and cute pair of pants there – all for reasonable prices. You know, $68… $88… when all of a sudden BAM – up pops the most darling denim blouse –
My heart skips a beat and soars. I breathlessly click on the image to get a closer look and then … THUD… my hearts drops to the floor because …
|Alice McCall Paloma Blouse|
Cynthia: That darling denim blouse is $265.
Cynthia: Yes. But then I glance over to the image next to it and the same exact thing happens again. I see a darling denim jumpsuit by the same designer that looks like a dress. It’s so original and so cute I get butterflies in my stomach.
|Alice McCall Paloma Overalls|
Marcy: Don’t tell me. You click on the image for a closer look and are astonished at the price and your heart goes thud again.
Marcy: At least you’re predictable.
Cynthia (gloomily): Those overalls are $430.
Marcy: Double yikes.
Cynthia: Anthropologie carries a few expensive items along with their regular merchandise too. And I am always always ALWAYS so startled by the price. Take for instance their Snowberry Ball Skirt.
|Anthropologie’s Snowberry Ball Skirt|
Cynthia: I mean the name alone… Snowberry Ball Skirt… is swoon worthy. Sigh… And then there is this beauty –
|Anthropologie’s Midnight Romance Midi Dress|
Cynthia: The Midnight Romance Dress. For $565. Sigh… $565… sigh…
And the thing is, every single one of these items is either sold out or almost sold out. Every single one, Marcy. Every. Single. One.
Marcy: So no hope of them ever reaching sale.
Cynthia (mooning about): No hope… no hope…
Marcy: You just have to face the fact that you have couture taste on a Kmart budget.