Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The Seasonal Shopping Rant

I'm going to preface my post with this comment: I don't like shopping. At all.

Now that you know that, you can only imagine how much more frustrating it is for a non-shopper to walk into a shop like Target and discover that summer clothes are hard to find....even though it was 37C on the day I went to buy things that were necessary.

I really, really don't understand what makes retailers tick. It's the hottest month of the year and they've already begun switching over to Autumn wear. I'm sorry...but I just can't try on long sleeve anything while it's so hot outside, no matter how air conditioned the shopping centre is. And come Autumn, I won't be able to find light-weight long-sleeve fabric choices...they'll have moved into full-on winter. OK, that's an exaggeration. In Australia there seems to be an issue with selling clothes that will actually keep you warm on a cold winter's day.

Someone needs to stop this nonsense and sell clothes that actually suit the season we're currently in. You don't want to try on sleeveless and short things when you're freezing and you don't want to try on long stuff when you're too hot already. Especially when the non-shoppers of the world already struggle with the whole idea of having to buy clothes anyway.

There the rant endeth. I told you I don't like shopping!


belinda said...

I actually had this discussion with someone just this morning. I understand for those with children that have probably grown out of last years seasonal stuff that having access to the clothes a few weeks early would be a boon.. but you will notice I said a few weeks, not two months.

Kind Regards

Kez said...

I noticed the summer clothes were on clearance today - as far as I was aware it's still summer!

Tracy said...

Nice to know I'm not alone on this one!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

We have the same problem here in the summer. Summer weather can last well into traditional fall--October, even November--but if you need summer clothes after August 1st, you're out of luck. It's so frustrating!


Chookie said...

It is frustrating, isn't it? The only exception seems to be umbrellas, which you only see during wet weather!

jenniferinjupiter said...

You're not alone - there's not a swimsuit in sight in Florida in January, because it's "winter" in the US...never mind it was 80F yesterday!
PS. Thanks so much for your comment on my site (first one..yeah!!!)

Our Red House said...

I completely agree with this post. If you try to find kids' bathers after school goes back they are very hard to find, but the shops are full of them in August and September when it's too cold to swim.