While Jslow binge-shops Moda Operandi to experience the rush of the hunt without the financial purge, I shopped Moda Operandi last September to order a pair of shoes straight off the runway. They arrived last week.
Shopping the runway today for something you won’t get for 180 tomorrows is addictive and fun and depressing all at the same time. The prices are high, and when you do find something remotely affordable to put in your digital basket, you must wait six months before it arrives. By that time, styles have already moved on, and what seemed fresh and fantastic last Fall is already dated and done before it even hits the shelves. That’s what this fast- fashion, over-exposed, over-saturated and “now I’m over it” digital age has done to us.