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October 2005



I have nothing against Wal-Mart. If you want a cheap (low-cost) anything, Wal-Mart does well. While some people won’t admit to shopping at Wal-Mart (the cooler aesthetic is to say you shop at Target), everyone has done it at least once. It’s very hard not to considering they’ve taken over America.

Wal-Mart’s new direction in apparel though disturbs me somewhat and let me tell you why. By trying to go upscale, they seem to miss the point of going to Wal-Mart in the first place: discount shopping. While the prices for Metro 7 are still comparatively low, just makes me wonder where they are going with this line.

The knee jerk reaction of most fashion blogs/sites is to say “Wal-Mart-Metro 7- Fashion? ugh…” I have to say though it’s not all that bad…in pictures.

The jury is out on seeing the clothes in person. To be continued…


The Melrose Co-op

The Melrose Co-op takes Los Angeles and puts it on the fashion map. Each week the Melrose Co-op features a rotating cast of 10-15 designers selling their samples, overstock and creations at 30-70% off of retail. This is not like the online shops that promise percentages off retail when the price is really a significant markup. (you know who we are talking about)

This is the real deal.

It all happens in a large climate controlled photograhy studio. There are fitting rooms, complimentary beverages for shoppers and more all happening at this weekly event.

More info:
The Melrose Co-op
@ 7600 Melrose Avenue, 2nd Floor
(corner of Melrose & Curson)
Los Angeles
Every Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm