Kat moved from Boston to the Cape full-time two years ago, and when she did her online shopping habit grew. She had certain go-to clothing and home goods stores in the big city and not knowing where to shop locally, she shopped on the websites of these national retailers. I get it – shopping for clothing online gives you that “instant gratification high” that people so crave, it is considered “easy,” and there is seemingly less pressure. As a reformed online shopper myself, I also know that shopping in person and spending your dollars locally comes with a lot fewer returns and a lot more investment in the local community.
So, I took Kat for her very first Cape Cod clothing shopping trip. Contrary to popular perception, there are many places to go clothing shopping on Cape Cod, no matter your budget or style. So, keeping Kat’s favorite brands in mind, I took her to shops where she would most certainly find clothing and shoes that would suit her and she would then put in her regular shopping rotation like Weekend and If the Shoe Fits in Orleans, Changing Tides Consignment and Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham. I also recommended Salt in Wellfleet and Maxwell & Co. in Falmouth. Kat had never been to any of these places, and now she is excited to go back! I can’t wait until next month when I take her shopping for goods for her home!
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