Polka Dot Shopper

Her: Stylish, practical shopper
Me: The kind of woman who lines her arm with heavy grocery bags resulting in huge, red dents

20 Comments

  1. GirlyObsessions
    March 8, 2012

    I love polka dots! But I don’t think I’d feel confident enough to pull off a shopper. This chick makes it look so stylish! (Those are some killer boots, too!)

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  2. Anne
    March 8, 2012

    Nah, those trolley-thingies are for old ladies. ;) Her outfit is very stylish though!

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    • Nichole
      March 8, 2012

      Anne – That must make me old! I seriously want one. ;)

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  3. Pink Princess in Paris
    March 8, 2012

    I love polka dots even on a shopper! And her outfit is cool!

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  4. Giulia
    March 8, 2012

    I totally had a shopper like that when I lived in Paris – it seemed like the norm and everyone had them.
    Large groceries I had delivered up the 6 flights of stairs ;)
    Love her jacket and boots with the sweater peaking out.

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  5. Chantal
    March 8, 2012

    Truely very elegant!
    Must admit that I used the trolley a lot when I lived in France. Now, back ‘home’ in the Netherlands, I use it often too, but… I’m the only ‘younger’ (40+) person that uses a trolley :) I don’t mind, it so much better for my back :)
    Must work on the stylish part though!!

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  6. Hannah
    March 8, 2012

    I feel your pain

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  7. Amanda
    March 8, 2012

    I’m a huge, red dent kind of girl, too. Especially when it comes to groceries.

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  8. Shawna
    March 9, 2012

    I love her look. I am usually not a fan of polkadots but I think they make this shopping trolley look whimsical and a bit tongue in cheek. I live in an apartment and my parking space is a distance from the door. I have an old lady cart-the white metal kind and I use it to transport my grocery bags from car to apartment. I’m tall so to pull it around any great distance would actually hurt my back since the handle is too short for me. I’m 45 years young and so over worrying about what I look like.

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  9. dawn
    March 9, 2012

    totally lovely simple euro-chic look…

    love it!

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  10. The Broad
    March 9, 2012

    That is one very well put together look! — Shopping cart and all!

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  11. vicki archer
    March 9, 2012

    Cute shopper… xv

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  12. sreebindu
    March 9, 2012

    love the entire look :)
    xoxo

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  13. Barbara - Philadelphia
    March 9, 2012

    Can’t help disliking it – all my mental associations with those things are negative. Oddly enough, I don’t mind the little old lady cart that Shawna referred to. I also am tall and ended up pulling it behind me at a precarious angle when I used it, but there were many years when that was the only way to get my clothes to the laundromat and back again, and they were seen all over my neighborhood.

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  14. kim
    March 9, 2012

    You can get one of those at Ikea – I’ve got the matching polka dot umbrella (for 2€!)

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  15. kylee
    March 10, 2012

    I live in NY and have one of those, except in colored stripes. I love it! Yes, it’s possibly a bit old lady-esque (I’m 34) but I decided to embrace it as cool, now I wouldn’t be without it – no more red dents here!

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  16. Michelle
    March 13, 2012

    I saw one similar to this at Ikea the other day.

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  17. Carolyn Van Lang
    March 23, 2012

    I love your photographs. I think I have to save up for a macro lens. Is that what you use on some of the close up shots? I am not a photographer…

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  18. Maria S.
    March 31, 2012

    When I lived in New York (in my 20s and early 30s) I used one. The ugly metal version referenced above. You bought them at the hardware store. During my Brooklyn years, I didn’t even have laundry in the building. It was a necessity. Although, I often ended up shopping on the way home from work and having the dented palms, nonetheless.

    When we moved to L.A. 13 years ago, it came with us and has mostly been used to store sports equipment in the garage, but lately I’ve been thinking of unearthing it for trips to our local farmers’ market. I wish I had a cute polka dot one! I would use it w/o hesitation. And that girl does look wonderful.

    Love your work, VIcki.

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