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4.7.12

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I did something I haven't done in a while yesterday.

I went into a shop - not a shop I'd intended to visit, just a shop I was passing - and bought something. It wasn't on sale, I hadn't agonised over it for months wondering if it would be a valuable addition to my wardrobe, I didn't weigh up prices online (as, let's face it, we all do with alarming regularity). As someone with limited disposable income I rarely shop spontaneously. Careful planning must take place - if I buy X I can wear it with A, but not with B so perhaps I should go with Y, but that means I can't afford a new basic (and makes me glad I was quite good at maths)...

So. Why did I buy?
The particular piece caught my eye as the sales assistant wearing it popped out the front to snap a picture of the windows (social media working overtime). When I went into the store said sales assistant was delightful, I was the only person in there but didn't feel awkward, the layout was engaging, the atmosphere was comfortable...I was asked if I wanted any assistance - in a way that made me believe that if I'd wanted it I would have received it - then left to browse at my leisure as desired, but that charming girl promptly put items in the fitting room for me, without pressure to try on more than I wanted to. As for the garment itself? It was extremely affordable, well made and fit properly, but mostly it was whimsical, it captured my imagination and I felt pretty in it. All in all, fashion working the way it should, at every level.

As someone who has been lamenting much of the impact the internet and the faster cycle of fashion has had on the industry I'm thrilled to see that the old model still works - when it's done properly.

Three Floor skirt
from 
Shop 16 Avion Way
Times Square, Claremont 6010
(08) 9383 2971

4 comments:

theperfectsymmetry.com said...

Oh looks pretty! Can't wait to see it in an outfit post.

xx

Natalie Mulford said...

It looks beautiful! I can understand why you couldn't help but buy it!

Mica said...

That skirt is gorgeous! I'm glad you bought it, can't wait to see how you wear it :)

So nice that you mentioned about the great service in the store too - I think too often it's overlooked at just how much of a difference good service makes. If I get good service I'm much more likely to buy and return to the store more often :)

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xStroutx said...

Ah so sparkly! I love it. And it's so good when you get such a positive shopping experience, it really does make a big difference when you're deciding if you want to actually make a purchase