Fast forward to today, when mall retailers roll out new stock every month. Designers show us spring, resort, summer, fall, holiday. We have a lot of choices. Far too many choices. Every time we turn around there is something new to want. A lot of time and money is spent convincing us we need new things. All of this has led to a phenomenon I call aspirational shopping. That is, shopping for the life that you do not lead. Buying things that are exciting and beautiful but do not fit into your wardrobe or how you spend your time.
Case in point, Lanvin beak toe booties.