Monday, February 21, 2011

Shop till you ...

Herbert Matter’s "Surreal Shopper" appeared in a 1939 Harper's Bazaar cautioning shopper's not to lose their heads to fashion. (Via bits&bites, via The Eclectic Eye)

Face it; nothing says President’s Day like a good sale. It used to be that Washington’s Birthday was when stores made final markdowns on Winter’s leftovers, in order to make room for the Spring line. Alas, the holiday is now called President’s Day, Winter merchandise went on sale before Christmas, and gauzy florals have been hanging in stores for at least a month or two. And even though, the mere act of shopping, in itself, is downright American, gone is that reverential moment of handing over presidential portraits in exchange for our purchases. Somehow, swiping a credit card just doesn’t make me think of George.

Lacoste windows, Rockefeller center, the first week of January.

1 comment:

  1. lumping all the Pres. together is pointless-except for the good sales. No one focuses on Washington specifically or Lincoln- I have no doubt many shopping today haven't a clue. Lost their heads to an alligator. Love that image. pgt


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