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Sunday, September 11, 2011

shopping for winter clothes

I love shopping for winter clothes. When I was growing up in the Philippines, shopping seemed to be so much simpler. All you ever needed was a few pairs of sandals, blouses and jeans or shorts. Here in the United States, if you live in a part of the country that has a temperate climate, you will need a wide variety of clothing articles. For example, unlike in the Philippines, which really only had one variable season – hot and wet or hot and dry, here in the United States, you can have 100 degree temperatures in the summer and below freezing temperatures in the winter. This means that you must maintain a more elaborate wardrobe. You need all sorts of cold weather clothing that would not be appropriate in the Philippines. Also, because United States citizens tend to be bigger than Asians, on average, there is also a much wider variety of sizes to choose from. For example, you can buy everything from petite sweaters to Plus Size Sweaters. And although it may just be my imagination, it is also my sense that there are more choices available for each article of clothing that you may want. It is as if the best of every country around the world is available for sale here - albeit at a higher price than in the original local markets.

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