On Saturday Lesley and I were in Union Square in San Francisco and did a little sightseeing. We went into the Neiman-Marcus store, a new and architecturally disastrous building that replaced the beloved City of Paris building (yes, they preserved the atrium, but the sleek glass and metal skin around the rotunda, as architectural Paul Goldberg wrote in the NYT, is “…one of this city’s most conspicuous architectural mistakes.”)
MOREOVER, check out the prices ($790 for a pair of sneakers, $5300 for that pair of long black boots)!
Almost all the items (especially the purses and handbags) in there looked ugly to my unsophisticated country boy eyes. Well, wait a minute, here’s a nice shirt, but, ulp, $1650.
What kind of people buy krap at such outrageous prices?
Go to my Instagram post to see the 40-odd comments.