The mission: Black skinny jeans.
Place: Nearby Mall, Houston.
Time: Saturday morning.
The challenge: Only shop clothes made in USA (or at least not made in China!)
First, I decided to give H&M a chance for a change. I don’t shop there much since I don’t support their Sweat Shop methods and almost everything cute is made in China but I was in the mood to browse. They actually have a new collection now called the “Conscious Collection”, which supposedly does some good for the makers of the garments, aims to be climate friendly, ethical and sustainable. Not enough for it to be labeled Fair-Trade, but I did find a lovely blouse with giraffes. Come on, how could I resist?! Giraffes!! It is made from 65% post-consumer material. Only $18.
Next, I laughed out loud at Marshall’s over this hilarious tag: “Democracy – made in China”. LOL.
After that (and no purchase), I went to Nordstrom Rack, my new favorite place.
I tried on a very trendy, blue-black mélange LNA sweater ($39) and a Chaser Brand pink tank ($25). Both made in USA (California of course!) and both got to come home with me. Sorry for my lack of selfie finesse.
Last but NOT least, aka the grand finale, I found Citizen of Humanity black skinnies in my size hanging at the clearance rack. Yes!
I had practically given up at this time, it was almost 2 pm and I must have looked at 20 pairs already. Tag said “Made in USA” so I tried them on – perfection. Only $60! That was it for the day. Stop while I’m ahead.
Not made in China shopping IS possible, folks.
[Fun at the rack clothes featured in Look Book]