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July 17, 2013

Attention Harlingen’s Forever 21 Store

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Yes, it has been a few years since I was 21 years old, but the store’s name is Forever 21, and I do like to go in there every now and then just to see what’s new. They have some trendy items at very affordable prices even for more mature women like me. I’m posting a photo of a very nice sheer top I found for less than 25 dollars.  The quality may not be the best, but Woolite goes a long way, and because the clothing is trendy all you need is for them to last through the season.

I have visited the two-story Corpus Christi store, the Austin Domain store, their store inside the Mall of America, and now the new store at the Premium Outlet Mall in Mercedes, Texas. I was very happy when they opened a store in Harlingen, Texas, after Mervin’s left Valle Vista Mall. It is a very large store, and it even has a section for young men.  But I have a problem with the carpet at the Harlingen store. It might be just me, I understand, for I do have an obsession for clean floors.

All the other stores I mentioned have white marble- look  floors with tiny specs of  silver stones that twinkle like little stars (ahh)  adding to the glamour and fun of shopping for clothes, accessories and makeup. But when it comes to the Harlingen store, the carpet is an old gray color and it is full of stains! Ugly stains that I remember from the not so trendy Mervin’s store that left it behind. Why was the carpet not changed?  It makes the experience of shopping there much less glamorous, and more like an inferior quality store. The store’s displays are not the best, and to me, stains on the carpet make clothes appear old and dingy. But what do you think?

If anybody knows the manager there, please point this out. I will try to go and find out if changing the carpet is planned for the near future.

Happy shopping to women of all ages – especially those with a forever 21 spirit!

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Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts,nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most important, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .




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