MiH Paris jeans (on sale for $69 at Barney’s Warehouse – they do run a bit small)
CP Shades blouse (not available online anymore!)
Rachel Comey sandals (not online anymore)
Jas M.B. bag (mine is the same, but quilted, and with black hardware)
My husband and I went shopping yesterday – he needed sport jackets/blazers – and I wanted to stop at Nordstrom and look for a comfortable, high, black wedge. I ended up with the Ivanka Trump “indico” kitten heel pump in a bright, floral print. I know…WTH? right? But since I’ve recently become enamored with a lower-heel pump, and I don’t have any dressy, pretty shoes for going out to fancy dinners and such, AND, my husband really liked these, he got them for me. They’re very comfortable, easy to walk in (though I can’t say I’d wear them out shopping or anything), and really pretty/fun for spring/summer. I can picture them being perfect with a slim pair of black pants and a silk blouse (when I can find one to fit me…).
While we were at Nordstrom, I also tried on a pair of Paul Green slashed leather “nude” high-heel peep-toe booties that were EXQUISITE. I can’t find them anywhere online, but I couldn’t believe how comfortable they were, and so chic – not typical Paul Green. And I never would have tried them on if I hadn’t seen another woman trying them on first. If I’d seen them online, I probably wouldn’t have given them a second look – which leads me to my question/observation that I could not live by online shopping alone. I try on/buy a lot more things that I wouldn’t normally when I see them in person (a good think most of the time, except at Sephora, it’s the kiss of death).
Online shopping is my passion – well, more the hunt, and getting a deal online – and I think it’s wonderful for exposing smaller designers to more people, but I’m disappointed that some retailers close brick & mortar stores in favor of selling online only. I’m also encouraged that a lot of online-only retailers (Piperlime, etc) are opening B&M stores to people can get it and see things in person; sometimes there’s no substitute for that. As big a fan as I am of shopping online, I would never want that to be the ONLY way I had to shop…
What about you? Do you tend to buy more/try on more in person? or online? Do you do most of your shopping online?