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If You Want To Take Sanibel Home, Buy Something At The Island’s Chico’s

A baby boomer (barely) with an eclectic eye on design, I was a prime marketing target for Chico’s. When I experienced my first Chico’s on Sanibel Island, however, I thought it was an island shop, and not a national chain.

Since then, I have shopped in Chico’s around the country, but nothing approached the fun of that first Sanibel Chico’s excursion, nor did the merchandise appeal as much.

So I can’t say that I love Chico’s as strongly as I can say I love the Chico’s on Sanibel.

And I guess I am not alone as the tiny island has been able to support not just one but two shops, though I must confess to only shopping in the original Chico’s on Palm Ridge. There, the store manager entices me with tales of the founding of Chico’s and resolved my confusion with the name.

Since chico in Spanish means boy, I was initially surprised that the store is solely women’s apparel. But the manager showed me who the real Chico was, and that not only dismissed my confusion but added to the charm of shopping in the original store.

In the current economy, despite the great merchandising of Chico’s, I am concerned that an island the size of Sanibel could continue to sustain two shops with the same name and both selling only women’s clothing.

It certainly has been national news that other enterprises from Starbucks to CompUSA have closed some of their stores. And there have been hints such as those posted on that Chico’s net profits have been falling.

Which leaves me feeling bad that an annual tradition I began with the first shopping spree was abandoned on this recent stay on Sanibel. Though each visit to the Island has til now been combined with a visit to the store, our own personal financial concerns deterred me from going shopping in the usual manner.

I hope to make up for this lapse on our next vacation. And, if you want to discover who the real Chico is, I encourage you to go to the store and ask to see Chico’s picture.

Oh, and while you’re there, pick up an item or two so that we can assure that Sanibel’s Chico’s does not join the growing roster of store closings!…

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How Fashion Designers Manipulate And Give You A False Identity

What you have to remember about the latest in trendy fashion gear is: that all new designs shipped over in bulk from the country of manufacture, is that, not once were you ever given any consideration i.e. in the designer’s thoughts when their creations were being pieced together. This therefore tells you – not to expect to stand out in a crowd because, everyone else will be wearing the exact same garments as you, and it is because of this – that the latest fashion in trendy gear gives off a false identity for the wearer.

How can a designer you have never met dress a stranger without an introduction and get it right. For example: Will the pleasantly plump Bessie Bunter look alike, look as voluptuous in an outfit designed for the more petite curved figure like that of Lara Croft. So there you have it – the real reason behind the meaning of the word Fashion freaks.

Fashion freaks are not responsible for bearing a title as such – it is the designers that need sending to a correction centre for getting it wrong. Walking oddities dressed to the nines in the latest fashion trendy gear will always look out of fashion, all because they were trying to keep up with it.

Fashion is one of the most common instigators behind why so many people run up huge debts on their credit cards leaving them in a financial dilemma all because they tried to meet with the criteria sewn on the designer label saying “Pay me the extortionate price I ask”. What is the point in paying for a new dress or handbag that you can ill afford – only to find that your bank balance is zilch – therefore leaving you with no money to go out and party in your trendy gear?

Why not personalize your own style to blend in with what is the latest in trendy fashion gear at a price you can afford. What many people fail to see is one of the most important factors behind fresh fashion – and that is colour. Colour is most definitely the whole entity surrounding new season designs.

Now that you know shade of colour is a main contributor to trendy fashion gear, then all you need to do is – act on it. Find out what colour is promised in the next seasonal design collection .Once you have done this – then go along to a charity shop and purchase an outfit in that particular shade or colour. Do not fret if there are no items of clothing in that particular tone, because – for instance: if the colour in fashion is lilac and the dress you like is in black – then dress up the outfit so as to speak. This can be done by wearing a lilac scarf – lilac belt or lilac shoes and matching handbag.

Jewelry is a fabulous way of complimenting any outfit i.e. lilac bangles, beads, and ankle and wrist ribbons. Remember this is all down to personal preference, so no matter what – you are going to love the end result because you are no stranger to yourself and know what you like.

A dress of plain design is easier to compliment and add extras too. Consider a new hairstyle and decorate accordingly with lilac buds ribbons etc. Cosmetics also come in various shades and colour, so you can mix and match your lipstick and eye shadow.

For what you would pay for designer gear will get you several items of clothing from the charity shop, and not only will you save money you will also be helping those less fortunate through the charities sponsored by the store.…