Could it be true? Could Topshop, my long lusted-after fashion oasis be too trendy for me?
My first time checking out the Soho Topshop, I was underwhelmed by the selection - cheap fabrics, unappealing prints, too-expensive prices for the quality - so I got my fix by buying a cute scarf instead of the hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise I fantasized about getting. I gave the store another shot today. Again, nothing cute jumped out at me. I was feeling old and lame while in the changing room trying on some Moto Denim skinny jeans that didn’t fit right.
Then it was all put in perspective. I overheard two employees talking about how they’re supposed to organize the racks of go-backs for the runners.
“The manager said that now we’re supposed to organize by trend, not floor, but I don’t what the trends are,” says Girl A.
“Oh, that makes it easier.”
Girl B starts organizing the clothes—two hangers click on the rack: “Miami, Miami.” One more hanger clicks: “Pirates.”
Okay, with trends named “Miami” and “Pirates”, I am glad my 27 year old self isn’t as hip and with-it as my 20 year old “studying in London” self.