My first adventure in a maternity store.Posted: January 4, 2008
This Christmas, Brent got me a couple of really nice maternity shirts. They have short sleeves and are not very ruffly. Not my typical style but close enough that I think they will look good on me and I won’t look like I’ve mutated my fashion sense due to pregnancy. Brent told me they had a store in St-Laurent and I was excited.
A few days later I happened to be in that mall so I went into the store. My impressions are as follows;
- They need a new merchandiser. There were portable racks between all their regular racks. All the racks were overstuffed. It was hard to really see anything nice because everything was so squished together. It made the store feel unwelcoming and it highlighted no products at all.
- All the women here are either pregnant or have beer bellies. Do they get fired once they give birth? Maybe they wear fake bellies?
- RUFFLES EVERYWHERE! It looks like I’ll have to get over my aversion to ruffles. It’s just that, I’ve spent my whole life disliking ruffles on me. They do not go with my style or body type at all and now it seems like it’s the only option I have! I’m hoping I can hold out until I go to Rome and maybe find something less matronly.
So I’m thinking maybe after the ‘holidays’ the store will clean up a bit. I really hope so because for those prices, it shouldn’t look like a bargain basement.
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