4.16.2009

From "Made in U.S.A," an article by Patricia Marx in the 03/16/09 New Yorker:

"Do you remember when foreign stuff was still exotic? It used to be exciting to buy things that weren't made in America--Pier 1 Imports was like Shangri-La."

2 comments:

Melanie said...

Wow - this struck a chord - I remember being fourteen (1976) and shopping with my sister and parents - went into an "import" store with a pervasive incense smell and bought a shirt made of muslin with little round mirrors embroidered onto it all over...worn with bell bottom jeans with a 3" zipper and a 2" wide white belt with a huge round buckle...I was the SH*T at Lantana Junior High...sigh...

Emily Lloyd said...

Me, too (struck a chord). Pier 1 was like, a *destination* when Liz & I discovered it in middle school. "Let's get some frozen yogurt and go to Pier 1!"