This past Saturday morning I woke up with an urge. I looked out my window, saw the sun shining and thought to myself, "what a perfect day for shopping...I'm going to stop by Karmaloop". I jumped out of my bed, showered, had a bite to eat and started on my way to what I thought was going to be a fun-filled, street wear laden day of excessive spending. On my way to the store, I checked twitter to see if @karmaloopboston might have tweeted anything regarding new items or sales. I saw a mention of up to 75% off of remaining women's wear items and almost lost my mind! "How could this be?" I thought to myself...
Once I finally arrived at the store on Newbury street, I opened the door and headed straight to the back.
I looked to my left and then to my right.
I looked at the table in the middle of the room. There, I saw 3 small bins with what looked like t-shirts in them.
I thought to myself, "maybe they moved the woman's merchandise...but where could they have moved it to...?"
I slowly walked back to the front of the store, looked around again and then asked a sales person, "where might I find the women's wear?"
He replied "in the back...in those 3 bins on the table".
For a moment, I think I may have blacked out. His response kind of echoed in my ears and through my mind and I'm sure the look on my face expressed complete shock and disgust at the very idea that Karmaloop would dare to no longer carry woman's clothing in their retail location.
Had they no idea of how I looked forward to visiting the store upon occasion, instead of clicking through the pages of their site, looking for new gear to wrap around my body?!
I felt betrayed.
Had yet another street wear boutique in Boston turned a cold shoulder to the women in this city?
Would I now be forced to do all my shopping online and be forever banished from the store that I loved so much?!
I gasp still at the very idea.
Karmaloop, why hath thou forsaken me!?