Email This Post August 3rd, 2007 nicky
I know there has been much discussion in the blogging community this past year about the gradual increase in J.Crew prices. I remember J.Crew as like a slightly cooler cousin to the Gap when I was younger, but there is no way I would’ve been able to afford the $100 cotton cardigans they have now (although very cute!) when I was 16. I seriously think their prices have doubled since the mid-90s. Anyway, all this is completely frustrating when the J.Crew catalog arrives in the mail filled with pages of adorable but overpriced fall items. Is it crazy that I am trying to convince myself that paying $128 for a pair of J.Crew moccasins is okay? Have I explained my lovely childhood memories of growing up in Minnesota and going “up north” to buy new pairs of Minnetonka mocs? The warm, fuzzy feelings that wearing mocassins creates in my heart, so much so that I feel a little glimmer of autumn even when I live in a barren desert? The relief my feet will experience in their cozy interior after spending hours being tortured by my affinity for heels? I think I’m doing a good job at convincing myself, don’t you? But I really do think these are a beautiful take on the casual moc (plus there are so many colors!) or maybe I’m just kidding myself and becoming the prey of the J.Crew pricing machine? Have any of you seen a similar pair of mocs at a cheaper price? Let me know!
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