Window Shopping

This is a future shopping reference for myself and for anyone who may want to go window shopping with me, virtually.

Window shopping is a pastime for me. I like to see what’s currently out there in the fashion world: either new technologies or new styles. When I was a kid, I remember commenting on cute new toys or clothes when shopping with my mom, and she would respond back that we weren’t buying them. I had to explain every time that I had no intention of owning them, I just wanted to share my thoughts and appreciation. I guess I have liked window shopping since then.

Plus, my wish list always stems out from my window shopping. To keep what products have caught my eye, I will share them on this page.

“Don’t buy much but make sure that what you buy is good.”

― Christian Dior
People Tree Frankie Top in White, Window Shopping
People Tree
67% TENCEL™ lyocell, 33% organic cotton
$28.28
Eileen Fisher Boots, Window Shopping
Eileen Fisher @Nordstrom
Leather/textile upper, leather lining/sole
$225
Everlane
88% recycled polyester, 10% nylon, 2% elastane, 100% leather detailing
$155

REVIEW: Tried these on but don’t find them comfortable. Soles are not cushioned enough for me. Love the look though!

Patagonia Shorts
Patagonia
 55% hemp, 45% TENCEL® lyocell
$39
Patagonia
Body: 70% recycled polyester. Lining: 100% recycled polyester
$169
Patagonia
100% recycled high-pile fleece
$199
Patagonia @Reformation
100% recycled outer shell stuffed with reclaimed down
$229
Patagonia @Reformation
100% recycled outer shell stuffed with reclaimed down
$229
Patagonia, Girls
100% recycled nylon
$79

REVIEW: I have this one in XXL. Fits like women size XS. Sleeves are a bit too long on me like most jackets. Also tried the Women’s version (worn in this outfit).

Patagonia
100% organic cotton canvas, 70% recycled polyester fleece
$279

REVIEW: Tried this on. My usual size XS fits great. Both the green and brown looked good in person. A little bit heavy, but feels very sturdy and warm.

Patagonia, Girls
100% recycled polyester
$99
Patagonia
Body: 35% recycled polyester fleece. Lining: 100% recycled polyester.
$139
Patagonia
100% organic cotton canvas, 70% recycled polyester fleece
$279

ASOS Eco Edit: This collection contains organic or recycled content. I shop selectively at this online store.


To help myself shop mindfully, I have a shopping hierarchy:

General Preference

  1. Secondhand
  2. Ethical/sustainable brands or collections
  3. Socially responsible brands (b-corps, “giving back” models, etc.)
  4. Well-made items that can be used for years, even decades
  5. Anything that doesn’t meet the first 4 criteria, try to minimize buying them

Material Preference

  1. Biodegradable/natural/semi-natural fabrics: cotton, linen, silk, wool, Tencel®, Modal®, etc.
  2. Recycled fabrics, synthetic or not
  3. Non-biodegradable/synthetic fabrics: polyester, nylon, polyamide, etc.

Happy Window Shopping!