Friday, January 18, 2008

Working Girl

Officially called it quits at Barneys. My last day is Wednesday. I thought about trying establish myself as a paparazzi plant instore. I would love to be the nameless "source" in Star Magazine, totally selling out every discount celebrity that shops there, but alas, there aren't any celebs at all, no one even staging a photo op. Since J Lo browsed through the kids' section last month without buying anything the store has been a ghost town. It's been dead everywhere retailwise. Things only sold at final markdown (75% off) and I doubt spring is going to be strong.

It's amazing how tightly you feel the economy's squeeze when you are a shopgirl. You are completely dependent on people buying things they do not need. More and more people are making electronics a priority instead of clothing. I am sure The Gap is going to hurt a hell of a lot more than Sony. My soon to be former coworkers have a look of fear in their eyes and I am so glad I am getting out. Production feels safer, although not by much.

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