The minute I returned to civilization after the farm, I went shopping (évidemment). I think I was feeling deprived of all the glitz and glamour of a city, especially after being covered in animal poo for seven days. I bought a long tunic/dress that is all the rage in Tours right now, but it must be worn with skinny jeans or leggings. What was I to do? Bien sûr, I went out and bought myself a new pair of jeans! It was a good thing too because I ended up buying another tunic/dress that I adore, but I swear it’s totally different from the first one. Anyways, back to the jeans... I went to the department store called Galleries Lafayette. I love this store for the sole reason that they have rows and rows of scarves for sale. As I made my way to the jeans section, I couldn’t believe it, but there was a whole display devoted to Wranglers! They are not only sold in France, but in department stores, and they have a larger display than Levi’s. And yes, Levi’s are sold in France too.
Perhaps it’s not like this everywhere in the states, but I’ve never seen Wranglers in a department store. When I lived in Colorado, I knew that if I wanted a pair, I had to go to the local farmer’s store. The jeans would be found somewhere in between the animal feed and the wheelbarrows. I explained this to Ayumi who thought it was hilarious because Wranglers are sold in department stores in Japan too. Maybe we’re all missing out in The States. The best part of the experience was that I ended up buying a pair of Levi’s...in France. How ironic.