Saturday 25 November 2017

So over: Internet shopping

We all know the scenario. You’ve stalked your new purchase online for weeks now; imagined how it will fit in with the rest of your wardrobe; told yourself this will be the maxi dress/skinny trousers/jumpsuit that will actually suit you, unlike all the others you’ve previously purchased.





And then it arrives. And it turns out that the shot of the model wearing your garment on the website is not actually a fair representation of how it looks on you, because — as you remember too late — you’re not actually a model. Not to mention that the fabric has a slightly cheap shine that you didn’t notice online. And is it just you, or does it smell a bit, well, musty? For our money, nothing beats being able to try something on in the shop. Make like Ali Hewson, right, a long-time devotee of Donnybrook’s super boutique Havana — if ever there was a time to support Irish business, people, this is it.

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