I’m not sure if you d-bags were aware but Imagery in Westport is now open once again. Overall this is good news for the local economy and the struggling old school party district. However, it’s also just another hangout for local d-bags with enough money to pay retail.
These local boutiques are the lifeblood of the local fashion and art scene but it takes a discerning eye to distinguish their wares from any other vendor. In fact, it always seems to me that the kind of clothes available at these places need to be ironed.
Still, I’m in a quandary because I think local, homegrown small businesses deserve support. On the other hand I don’t have the kind of money to shop at these stores and think the people who do represent everything that’s wrong with American capitalism. Still, it’s important to come to a conclusion regarding these local merchants.
For the record, my wardrobe consists mostly of freebie t-shirts and some form of pants and/or shorts purchased from a box store discount retailer and worn until they disintegrate. So, fashion isn’t my area of expertise and I’m pretty sure it’s all a scam invented by out of work art school students. Also, given the current age of austerity brought on by ongoing Age of Austerity, anybody who pays more than 50 bucks for a casual shirt probably needs to be attacked by a group of hungry armadillos.
Still, for those who have the cash, places like Imagery will never lose their appeal and even offer a way to support this town indirectly. And on the bright side, no amount of financial hardship will rid this town of so many overly sensitive douche bags. So it’s nice to be able to spot them wearing similar clothes.