Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fashion for recessionary times

They say fashion follows the economy, or is it the other way around? There have been reams written about how if you dress too well on the job, you're not likely to get a promotion, since it looks like you already have enough money. They say thick and plush ties are out, and a very streamlined narrow tie is in, along with slimmer cuts of jackets and pants, which supposedly makes you look better, and more lean and mean, I suppose.

It's a bit of a catch-22 situation, as to get a job and nowadays, to keep one as well, one has to dress well, but without a job, how does one invest in clothing? And that's where wholesale clothing companies come into play. With inventories going ballistic at most retailers, they are turning to liquidation companies to clear older stock, some of which is high-end merchandise. While you're sure to find some really odd ball merchandise, consumers are quite happy at finding quality merchandise for less.

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