Duchesse from the blog Passage des Perles posted today: "Buy and Hold: Shopping Now for the Long Term."

As the clothing industry struggles with declining profits, one way for it to survive is to cut corners in manufacturing. I complain about the decline in quality in popular lines, but it looks like it could get worse and extend to more of the luxury lines.

So should we buy now when better quality goods are still available?

I found her topic fascinating.