Did you ever go shopping in a store and see a sweater, or a dress, or a top and do a double-take because you could've sworn you saw the same exact thing in another department store? Did you ever wonder why? Was it some freak accident, or maybe just a fluke? From working in the fashion industry for many years, this is something that is pretty common. That, my friend, is how you get Cookie-Cutter Syndrome. So, how do you break free from this homogenized, Stepford-wife style mess? Where's a girl to shop?
Vintage is always great- and you can get some really quality pieces for not a ton of cash (unless it's vintage Chanel). You can also check out some great local boutiques for unique finds. Another option is searching for fresh, independent designers- featured on sites such as Etsy.com. If you've never gone on Etsy, you must. Etsy is an online portal of indie designers, jewelry, home goods, vintage...it is very cool. While you're there, check out Dahling's new shop at www.shopdahling.etsy.com or of course on www.shopdahling.com. So, go on Sister! Break the Cookie-Cutter Syndrome of style and just bake some cookies instead! Oatmeal chocolate chip maybe? Yum!