Yesterday I had a meeting in midtown, and was all set to head home without, you know, shopping…but then that thing happened. You know what I’m talking about: you’re just walking by a store, all casual-like, and then your eye catches something in the window, and you think “Huh. That’s cute.” And you keep walking – because you are NOT SHOPPING – but then ten paces or so later you do an about-face, and then suddenly you’re in the store, and you’re buying…a lot.
Fortunately, when this happened to me yesterday, it happened at the Strawberry store next to Grand Central.
I’ve only been to Strawberry maybe once before, and I think I was 17 or so, so I was shocked – shocked, I tell you! – to discover that I wanted more or less everything in there. I have a fetish for paper-thin, loose, off-the-shoulder tops (you may have noticed), but usually shirts that are cut well and made of the sort of fabric I like are pretty expensive (I love David Lerner’s, but at $80-ish dollars a pop they’re obviously not really everyday wear). Apparently, though, Strawberry is like Cheap Awesome Shirt Panacea: I walked out with four (FOUR!) shirts that will be in constant rotation in my wardrobe through the end of summer and way beyond, as well as an absolutely adorable pair of red sailor-style shorts (can’t wait to wear these with knit thigh-highs and a Fair Isle sweater this fall). And the total? Just over $60, all in.
Witness the amazingness: