It's that exciting time of year when we get the big thick catalogs from Saks, Barneys, Neiman, Bergdorf, etc. Sadly, this year has been a bit lackluster in terms of the content of these catalogs. Usually I rip out 5 or 6 items to pin up on my office wall, reminding me why I work. This year, hardly anything has made the wall. But I found something in the Saks catalog that inspired today's rant. These Christian Louboutin pumps with spikes all over them are JUST LIKE the Christian Louboutin ankle boots with spikes all over them from maybe a year ago. I actually BOUGHT those boots a year ago, and my good friend Kym told me that I needed to return them immediately because they were too trendy and would quickly look dated. Definitely not an investment piece.
So, this leads to many questions: Was Kym wrong? (probably not) Are designers lazy? (maybe) Or do consumers have a mental block that limits them to supporting that which is familiar? Maybe this answers the question as to why Kym's closet is filled with multiple similar items (*cough* two leopard print coats). It also reminds me of the time I was shopping with my sister and picked up a skirt and she told me that I had too many skirts in that same style.
So much for thinking I'm unique.