Been away for a while – up to my eyeballs in distressed assets. My firm’s third (and final) hedge fund is on the rocks – two funds either went into liquidation earlier this year. I keep looking for updside, and maybe the only upside is that I know to expect a maelstrom of bottom cycle activity, none all of which will be endured without anesthetic. (Retail therapy anyone?) Hope you are weathering the recessionary winds a bit better than I . . .
This just in from an ‘inside source’. Banana Republic apparently hired a new designer for this season’s women’s offerings and this is the reason for the recently experienced fitting irregularities. The cute red jacket in the photo above is cut for a man. A linebacker style man. My source also indicates that the variations in trouser cuts were apparently quite alarming, and returns of ill-fitting garments are well ahead of the typical ratios.
Perhaps my rant from earlier this month was on the money after after all, and I now feel silly for retracting it. I feel downright vindicated.
Another edge-of-my-seat payroll cycle is completed – per online banking the cash is in my account!
I was pretty hard on Banana in my last post and feel the need to make it right. In way do I mean to imply that Banana has done me wrong – to the contrary Banana was a spot-on supplier of professional wear (both back in the day and as recently as last Tuesday). It also seems that any sort of weight/water/carbohydrate fluxuation seems to bring me out of alignment with Bananas fit model, hence the troubles. So, Banana, I am sorry – maybe its not you, its me . . .
Additionally, spring surplus and subsequent deficit spending have achieved equilibrium – I spent less as a result of returning more – including all the Banana loot (kept the shiny khaki skirt), a fantastic clearance priced Marni cotton frock, and black patent D&G sandals.