Saturday, October 28, 2006

not for everyone

In my opinion, in order to be a well informed and top of the game person, you need to read and hear everything even if you don't like it. That means reading articles about Wal-Mart, going to your local Old Navy and have your eyes open for anything that includes mass apparel. Now, I know this is a bore for the fashion people, but how can you understand current fashion if you don't know what the masses are wearing? Therefore, I find it interesting to read about the big, big stores. So, it came as no surprise when the biggest and wealthiest of stores made a mistake regardsing their merchandise selection.
The skinny jean fever, which started in the spring have taken over everywhere, including the giant Wal-Mart. Then, what is the error? Well, let's face it, skinnies are not for everyone. I have always doubted that the average fashion conscious customer would pick a pair of skinnies immediately, even if they are on sale for $16.94. According to a report in WWD, skinny jeans "did not connect with many customers". Also, "they are clearing out skinny jeans from some stores". No wonder they are on sale.

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