In this series, I would like to talk about what I felt by interacting with various places and people related to fashion.
By the way, how do you usually buy clothes? Due to my indecisive personality, I often enjoy online shopping leisurely.
People around me ask me if I’m worried about the sizes, but I like oversized outfits, so I often buy oversized items, and I have never felt inconvenienced in online shopping.
At times, I had the experience that the designs and color schemes were different from what I expected, but I’ve bought clothes without thinking about it.
But, the other day, a wonderful friend of mine who loves clothes took me out to window shopping, and I realized once again the importance of actually seeing clothes at the stores.
There are two points that I felt good about.
First of all, by looking at the details directly, you can experience attractiveness of the items.
In recent online shopping, it often introduce the details of the fabric, and it has become possible to shop comfortably.
But, I felt that it had a great advantage in the point that it was easy to decide whether or not you wanted to incorporate clothes into my wardrobe by actually seeing them, touching them, or trying them on.
Even if I like the colors, I felt that I could buy them with satisfactions if I actually touched the material thickness.
Secondly, you can make a satisfying purchase, including communication with shop staffs.
With the spread of internet technologies such as SNS, there are opportunities for customers to be served online and answer questions on AI, but I felt that it is only possible to ask professional staffs who knows the goodness of the brand directly about various information because it’s physical stores.
A friend of mine took me from Omotesando to a well-designed brand stores around Aoyama after I hadn’t gone shopping at physical stores for a while.
At first, I thought I was suddenly made to act at a high level, but the store staffs of many brands I visited explained in detail about the nice items I was looking at.
I felt that they were professional and proud of the brands because they carefully explained about what kind of theme in which seasons, how it was used in the look of the collections and how to match items.
From this point of view, I felt that I would like to visit not only online but also physical stores in the future to enjoy fashion.
Thanks to my wonderful friends who taught me the fun. Because everyone is in such a dark situation, why not enjoy shopping at physical stores for a change of pace?