I’m a stationery addict, there’s no denying that. There is always room in my life for an endless supply of notepaper and pen. Therefore I’m like a magpie when it comes to spotting a new range. Whilst wandering up and down the aisles, I was drawn towards this stand…
Instantly I felt a little taken aback, almost as if I could have been somewhere else. On closer inspection I was keen to check out the product range itself. Now yes I admit these are pleasing for the eye, I certainly have my own eye on that chunky floral journal, but what troubles me is that I feel a little cheated.
Admittedly the pricing is more than reasonable and more so affordable, but what concerns me the most is the quality. The photo album I picked up (and actually considered purchasing) was very poorly made, but at little more than a pound is that all you can expect?
The true essence of retro comes with the fact it’s from a generation gone by, and usually has proven the test of time with regards quality.
I really love the kitsch vibe and floral theme, but part of me feels almost as if retro has become trendy and mainstream, which makes any long-time lover a little bit sad.
What do you think?