Trying Before Buying – Still Essential

On a recent and still rare trip to the seaside, I was struck by the number of rather nice little boutiques along the sea front.  All selling a variety of nice looking jackets and sweaters for the blokes and dainty frocks and cardis for the ladies of the house.  In the first store, I thought it rather odd that I couldn’t see any coats for the ladies but then realised it was all unisex and the store had mixed all the rails up.  There were no changing rooms available at that time – due to the lingering pandemic precautions.    It puts me off buying anything in a shop where I can’t try on, especially if I’m far from home.  It’s a tad difficult to get back and change it if necessary.    So now that restrictions are gradually becoming a thing of the past, we’re back to the joy of proper retail therapy with the chance to choose clothes and try them on with the only peril being the size of the changing rooms.