I'm so bored of the mall. You either find cheap homogenized crap...or expensive homogenized crap. Do you feel like buying jeans that make you look and feel like a 15 year old girl with her crack sticking out or are you looking for an ill fitting tee with some stupid smart ass phrase on it? I never seem to find anything I like in the malls. I'll look and look but all I see is the same stuff. Yes, I am known to occasionally find a piece of two, but then they always seem to fall apart!
Why are we so willing to put up with this? Is it because we really think we like cheap things? Or is it because we have been taught to only pay attention to the short term and see only the price tag? Either way, there's got to be a better way. Now mind you, I am as poor as they come, but I am willing to spend a little more on something that will last me longer, or even better, local and/or one of a kind. So I've been trying to make more of an effort to buy local, handmade, or even vintage when I can. Not only have I been spending about the same amount, but I also like the items better and get more out of them! Try it!