Forever 21 take the recession seriously, make skirts out of old scraps

Forever_21_skirt We’re sure no one reading this needs The Fashion Police to tell them that times are hard right now. Gas prices are rising, businesses are going bust, and we keep receiving press releases telling us how to become "recessionistas" and save money by buying that must-have designer handbag on sale rather than at full retail price. Genius!

In the face of such absurdity, it’s always good to see a retailer taking the economic crisis seriously, and saving money any way they can. Take Forever 21, for instance. They’ve cunningly fashioned this long skirt from old scraps of material found on their cutting room floor. Now that’s what we call being a true "recessionista"!

They say this is "fabulously eye catching".  We say they’re definitely not wrong on "eye catching" – it’s the "fabulous" bit we’re not so sure about. Are you? Would you wear this skirt? If the answer is "yes", you can buy it for $27.80 from Forever 21.

8 Comments

  • September 23, 2008

    Am

    Well, apart from the fact that most people with even the basics of sewing could make this (with scraps from their Granny’s sewing box – or similar) this reminds me of a skirt I had a VERY long time ago. When my mother still bought my clothes. Thanks for reminding me of a particularly painful experience of actually having to wear the thing…

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  • September 23, 2008

    Danielle

    It looks like something from Little House on the Prairie.

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  • September 24, 2008

    Jackie

    When paired with a plain white tank and some flats, I kinda think this would look okay.

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  • September 24, 2008

    Helen

    I think I once made this skirt….but with better color choices.

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  • September 24, 2008

    Alina

    ok ew i hate patchy clothes.

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  • September 24, 2008

    J.

    Ok, who let the home ec class near the sewing machines? Come on, who was it?

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    Hiss! Burn it!

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  • June 7, 2009

    Morgan

    It wouldn’t be so bad if only they would take the trouble to co-ordinate the colors. Of course, I’m a fan of the bohemian look, and think broomstick skirts are all right. Just please, for the love of God, learn to match.

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