shopping frustrations

I’ve come to really like where we live. The scenery is nice, the people are friendly, and we pretty much have everything we need just a few miles away. Pretty much. The one thing that frustrates me here is the lack of options when it comes to shopping. I know. That’s darn superficial of me. I mean, it’s not that they (who are “they” anyway?) aren’t trying. They are. We’ve had a number of new additions to the area in the past year.

*sigh* Maybe it’s just me and I don’t fall within the groups they cater to in this area. I’m not a college student, I’m not a parent, and I’m not in need of a bargain. I don’t dress like a teacher, nor do I wear cutesy appliques on my clothing. (Wait, is that the same thing? Just kidding.) Not that there’s anything wrong with any of those groups. I just don’t belong to them.

Today I was so uninterested in the offerings at the store that I typically go to for a wardrobe freshening. It was all the same, just in different colors. Then I went to the department store that I go to a lot. Turns out that they no longer carry Tommy Hilfiger, one of the brands that I like. The woman at the register said, “We discontinued that last summer.” Now the only choices are blah and blah. There is nothing for the younger, but not too young, professional adult, but not too adult. (Oh, I feel the need to mention something. I don’t want you to get me wrong with my mentioning Tommy. Yes, his stuff can be pricey, but I don’t think I’ve ever paid full price for any of it. I’m not crazy.)

I’m hoping that the development that everyone is opposed to in the town next door will have some options. I’m ready to spend, people! Give me a place to go!

I might have to make a trip to DC to find some new clothes. ugh. I should have seen the writing on the wall when they turned the Gap into a Gap Outlet.

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