yesterday, drove into nyc for the day & did a lot of window-shopping in soho... lots of groovy furniture & art galleries... and checked out some nifty glam clothing boutiques... prada, la perla, girbaud... took BF along into these shops, which he would definitely not enter on his own... i happen to enjoy fashion & posh shopping, but BF is frugal nature-boy sort who's like, "um... they're just clothes... where's the comfy chair???" a couple very funny moments emerged... in prada he came across a long bright yellow latex/vinyl paddington-bear type of raincoat that he was thinking noone could PAY him enuf to wear... and upon viewing the $1200 pricetag his brain became completely befuddled. "are you SERIOUS...?" he laughed to hours... then in girbaud, he had a good chuckle at these jeans called "asskiss" & priced at a neat $415... and then broke out into full hilarity over $200 t-shirts that were shrink-wrapped into hard flat discs, and which the saleswoman came over to explain that their lovely unique design feature was INSIDE the t-shirt and therefore not visible when you wear it... "although, here... you could probably wear it inside-out..." meanwhile, i was ogling the clean lines & gorgeous quality at prada, and the fascinating creative edge at girbaud... neither of which BF was able to appreciate thru all his laughter. <g> i'm not a status-shopper... i just appreciate the artistry, fine quality, and creativity inherent in many posh labels... and i also shop at target, kohls & tjmaxx... who here also enjoys a bit of posh??