I have to say that I feel quite sorry for us, as we get fresh waffles after school and have mandatory shopping trips….
On Friday, we went to New Jersey to check out some malls as a part of the Fashion Management syllabus. We started the day at Bergen Town Center, which is a quite big outlet mall, right by N. Edel Avenue (because everyone knows just where that avenue is located). Our professor gave us 3 places that we had to visit; Century 21, Target and Wholefoods. For those who aren’t familiar with these stores, Century 21 is a type of outlet retail store where a couple of seasons old designer wear is sold at a low price, Target is a store that sells everything. Seriously, everything. Wholefoods is an organic grocery store, also offering hot food, salads and freshly baked goods.
As for what we shopped, I ended up with a pair of Nike running shoes and Lindt chocolate, whereas Ida also bought shoes at Nike as well as a pair of gorgeous Badgley Mischka shoes at Bloomberg. Oh, how I wish we had the same shoe size!
After 3 hours of shopping, we hopped on the bus to the next mall, which was one of the test malls in America. Test malls are those malls where designers/retailers try selling new trends and style, and if they sell, they ship them to other malls and stores, but if not – then they won’t. Here we had to stop by more stores than the previous mall; Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, GAP, Macy’s, J. Crew and Abercrombie & Fitch. There were a lot of pretty things there, but I ended up with my regular Estée Lauder Double Wear eyeliner. Being quite disappointed over that I didn’t find my perfect Michael Kors wallet, I ate some more chocolate on the bus ride home.
The moment I came home, the bags were thrown aside and I went straight to bed. After realizing that even though I was exhausted, I wasn’t exhausted enough. Therefore I decided to take a long walk. I mean it, it was long. I ended up going to the Michael Kors store at Madison Avenue and 61 St (which also is the world’s largest MK store). I was quite sad that I couldn’t find the gold wallet I was looking for, but when I looked up, all the way to the roof, I saw it. My hands started shaking and the smile kept on growing on my face, while the lovely saleswoman found it for me. She got as exited for me as I was for the wallet and gave it to me for a great price. Carrying my first Michael Kors bag out of the store, I walked all the way home. From Upper East side to Downtown Manhattan. About 2.5 hours. That was fun. I didn‘t take a lot pictures, but here’s the ones I captured;