Missing Retail

This probably sounds crazy but I miss retail shopping.  Up here there is mostly boutique shopping which means insanely high prices that are well beyond my student budget.  On the bright side, there is a Filene’s Basement but most of their brands are super-brands; in my mind anything nicer than Express or Banana Republic is a super-brand that falls outside of the regular public’s knowledge of fashion and budget.  Even on their discount prices a lot of the jeans were over $120 and that’s just impossible to afford.  Oh well.