Sorry, but i had to post this.

I get a lot of catalog e-mails from sites I might have visited ages ago, particularly American ones from those halcyon days when the pound was very strong against the dollar. Sometimes I unsubscribe, most of the time I don’t bother. And this site has some nice jewellery.

But what on earth is this outfit about?

Where are the fashion sociologists when we need them? The ones who analyse modern cutting edge fashion and tell us it’s indicative of a crashing economy and a return to depression era mentality.

That’s pretty much the only way I can deconstruct this particular look, which I’d describe as thrift-shop-hand-me-down-urchin-circus performer-Oliver Twist-wrong-size-layered-for-warmth chic.  Or not.

All five pieces in this sterling example of neo-economic-downturn fashion will set you back a mere $1,400. That’s £862 in real money. Plus postage and VAT.

Be the first on your block.


9 thoughts on “The economic downturn. Coming soon to a wardrobe near you.

  1. francesca simon 8 years ago

    Does it say something terrible about me that I love the outfit?

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      I think it must.

  2. Girl Friday 8 years ago

    This reminds me of something I might have worn when I was 15. Which isn’t good.

  3. Vivian Oldaker 8 years ago

    There’s something very troubling about the feet. Still at least it looks warm, which might be advantageous if The Rapture’s coming soon.

  4. francesca simon 8 years ago

    Nope, I’ve just checked again and I still love it!

    1. Amanda 8 years ago

      After a quick reality check I believe I must side with you, Francesca. Although – I have made several things like this myself, so spending a grand on something like this would annoy me severely. But I would love and cherish it.
      Sorry Meg!

  5. Sharon Creech 8 years ago

    Reminds me of a crazy-lady-in-the-attic outfit. (Sorry, Francesca.)

  6. Gail 8 years ago

    Just cross your fingers and hope your daughter doesn’t turn up wearing it.

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