In the small town where I live there are two lovely independent clothes shops both allowing the trying on of clothes. They are steaming any clothes not bought before putting them back out. The other shops in the town don’t allow this but say that the purchases can be returned. I am refusing to buy any clothes unless I can try them on first. By buying the items with a view to returning them feels like making an interest free loan to the store and that they will make a refund when they feel like it. I’m not sure that my bank balance would allow me to buy everything that I wanted to try on but not sure whether I wanted to buy. I needed a number of items to take away with me.
However I’m now at our apartment on the island of La Palma having flown out via Gran Canaria. We had a lovely time shopping there and I can go shopping at our local town on the island and try on whatever we feel like. Masks are obligatory but life has almost got back to normal.
If the high street in the UK is to survive the shops need to change their policy on clothing. I know no one who would buy clothes without trying them on first.
I have just received an email from Seasalt inviting me to book for a private shopping experience where they will “allow” me to try on clothes. This approach is NOT the answer. As far as I am aware no one has succumbed to the virus through trying on clothes.
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