In college, I frequented a shop called Betty. The nostalgia I have for this place makes me feel like perhaps I only dreamed it. How could a place this good not still exist? And if it doesnt exist, how can I possibly create a successful version of it?
Betty - I have no idea of the owner's actual name, so let's just call her Betty - had zero pretense, always knew my size, my price range, and was always able to point out exactly what I needed. For a broke college girl surrounded by a sea of Urban Outfitters/Diesel/JCrew-attired rich kids, treated as a would-be shoplifter in most parts of town, Betty (the store) was absolute heaven. I still have many of the items I purchased there 15 years ago - the aforementioned gray column dress, the most perfect teal pencil skirt, a red suede clutch.
(my most coveted dress)
How do you find a place like that again? A place that feels like your own dream closet, owned by a girl that genuinely wants to make you look good, that wants it to be your closet? Does anyone know where Betty in Adams Morgan moved?? Please?? Or do you just try to recreate it, maybe with a side focus on makeup? Speaking of dreams, I feel like I need to be a part of BiteBeauty (via Garance Doré). I love the chemistry side, the color creation, the scent, the case. Every every every bit of this.
oooh Bite Beauty looks cool. You definitely need to get involved with something like that!
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