This morning I had a very pleasant surprise, my second class of the day was cancelled and faced with good 2.5 hour block of time, I decided to pay a visit to Crabtree Valley Mall. Now my main purpose to go to Crabtree was to check out the new Forever 21 store that had just opened.
I was familiar with Forever 21 from when my parents used to live in L. A and since then they had gone from being just a west coast retailer into a national phenomenon. There were articles in New York Times and fashion blogs and Forever 21 was being compared to Zara and H&M as the American cheap, chic fashion destination. Forever 21 however unlike H&M does sell clothes online and all my friends have been shopping from the Forever 21.com site for a while. Although I missed the store, I couldn’t make myself shop their online store. It defeated the whole purpose of bargain shopping. I would find a great cocktail ring for $2.99 or a great top for $7 but I would have to pay another $7 for shipping and wait another few days for delivery. No fun!
Anyway, all that longing finally paid off this afternoon! I had a great time browsing through their store and checking out some of their new lines like twelvebytwelve and heritage 1981.