Category Archives: Shoptalk

Delusions of Grandeur

“They must be kidding! I got too many skills to be here! I can walk out of this place and get a job anywhere!”

      — The guy unloading donations at the Salvation Army in Chelsea 



“I do not have the patience to be kicked out of H&M!”

“My brotha got kicked out of H&M and now he gotta go to court!”

— Two teenage girls darting out of the 34th Street H&M 


“We only made the most popular sizes.”

— A shopgirl at Uniqlo, explaining to me why they don’t carry men’s shoes in sizes 10 or 10.5, the two most common sizes in the United States.