Thursday, July 9, 2009

Time for Winter Boots? Really?

Yesterday I went shopping for a new pair of flip flops. I realized the pickings were very slim- Especially in my size. Sadly, even though we are in the hottest and most humid part of the summer, the stores are starting to clear out the summer clothing to make way for the fall stuff instead.

I jut got a little Nordstrom catalogue in the mail today. The leather boots, jackets, and long sleeved shirts are just not tempting at all. Nothing that I could even consider putting on my body for at least the next 3 months.

We've all heard that retail is suffering due to the economic slump. People are watching their spending- looking for sales, and probably buying more in the needs category than the wants. Buying leather jackets at full price in early-July isn't going to fly with most people.

I bought the one and only pair of flip flops in my size and my favorite brand that I could find. Although they weren't on sale, weren't my color preference, and they weren't necessarily a need (although I could argue that), I will get my money's worth out of them.

I just want to know, is anyone in Texas buying winter boots right now?


Swishy said...

Seriously! I was in the mall the other day and there was almost NO summer clothing ... and it is just barely starting to get warm where I am!

Valerie said...

The last couple of years one of our department stores have had their Christmas decorations up by September 17. I really hate that too. I noticed Target putting out the Back to School stuff the other day. Seems like you just get used to it being summer and they try to rush it away. Enjoy the flip flops!