That's the title of a book in a mystery series I read when I was a kid. But I think it is applying here.
Today we did our grocery shopping at Giant Tiger. I didn't want to grocery shop so I wandered around the clothing aisle. After a bit of browsing I came up with one of these:
$54 at Urban Outfitters. $12 at GT, and mine is way cuter. It's a solid black babydoll cardigan, minus the collar and puffy sleeves (still short sleeved), with 4 vs. 5 buttons. I typically don't go for babydoll because I hate buying into trends and I don't like looking pregnant since I'm not. But this was really cute. The point here: why would you even bother going to a trendy store and forking over a good chunk of a paycheque for something not even as cute as the one at the discount store?! Hmm...good question...
I also got a burgundy cami. $5, I think. Looks good under the sweater and I think it will go good with a lot of other things. The label is laughable though: "Inbuilt bro. 2-in-1 Comisole/Brossiere." No wonder it's so cheap, they didn't bother buying a dictionary at the label factory.
I guess my main idea I'm trying to get across is don't knock it until you've tried it. Some of my favourite outfits are from GT. The other favourites are from a trendy used clothing store in our Uptown. I have maybe two...? sweaters from Old Navy. And a tube top from American Eagle, bought used. Basically, as I found out on a shopping trip I took in November...every store may have something to offer me. But I don't need to stick to just that store. When I went to Old Navy on that trip, I walked through the entire store. The only things I liked were the shawl collar sweaters and the ballet flats. Their shoes are too small for my big feet. So I walked out with one sweater. The cashier just gave me this look, like I was some kind of crazy. Everyone else at the checkouts just had bags and bags of things. She asked, "Is that all today?". Then I walked over to Ardene and picked out a couple of tops. Their store isn't even technically a clothes store, it's an accessories store, and they had more to offer me than the popular clothing store. Meh. That's life.