Monday, June 9, 2014

Not Even the Clothes on Their Backs

Several weeks ago, a women's apparel shop 
in the Speedway Shopping Center began 
a "going out of business sale." 
Over the following weeks, the colorful 
merchandise on the racks diminished, leaving 
only a few bare racks, gray walls and carpet.
Several white mannequins were left 
in the windows; deprived of even a cheap dress, 
they put the bare in barren.

As recently as a week ago, a handwritten sign
on the store's door said "Closed Forever."
Last week, I walked by the (former) store where 
saw women inside putting garments 
on hangers, then onto a slew of roundels that
hadn't been there earlier.

This week, the previous sign has been replaced 
with one saying "Store not open. Help needed."
Methinks another emporium of cheap 
inexpensive street fashion 
is due to open soon. 


Anonymous said...

Did you notice that one of the dummies on the right has a dowager's hump (sign of osteoporosis)? This is really selling to the average woman, not the idealized mannequin.

William Kendall said...

It doesn't take long for something new- or more of the same- to move back in.