Thursday, January 7, 2010
Not my neck of the woods
I spent much of my day at Regency Court, a high-end shopping center where I do not belong.
The stores there are places like Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor Loft, White House Black Market and Anthropologie.
The merchandise basically rocks. It's high-quality, stylish, trendy, nice stuff.
But I could never in a million years buy any of it. It's not just kind of expensive. It's super expensive. Like $900 for a twin bed at Pottery Barn Kids expensive.
Also, the clientele? I don't look like those women. Those women push designer strollers and carry shopping bags from places like Borsheim's and Williams and Sonoma.
(An aside: Anthropologie totally and completely rocks. Today was my first time there, and oh man. That I loved it all so much makes the fact I can't buy anything there all the more painful. This afternoon, for example, I found a cute, vintagey orange dress. Loved it. Price tag, however: $90 - and that was the sale price. The dress above? $158.)
So while the shopping center is way nice and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to promote momaha.com (the World-Herald's Web site for moms of which I am in charge) there, it will be better for my bank account if I stick to places like Target and Kohl's.
But I can keep dreaming about those dresses.