My shopping outlook is to buy few high quality items, however too often I purchase many cheaper items which turns out to be even more expensive.
Last year, discount meccas like Dollar General and Dollar Tree scrambled to expand into hundreds of new stores stuffed with standard recessionary fare: cheap made-in-China toys, synthetic tee-shirts, and flimsy housewares. Fast fashion retailers like H&M, Uniqlo, and Zara, which churn out the latest styles at record speed, also fared well. But there are signs that some consumers are growing weary of rickety furniture and clothing that falls out of fashion — or falls apart — after a single season.
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