Seriously, we should be ashamed of ourselves for showing so little passion, sensuality, vivacity & artistry in our & our youth's clothing!
The situation is so bad that there are virtually *zero* clothing boutiques that can stay open more than a couple years, with most people dutifully going to the big clothing chains for their entire wardrobes.
Downtown Palo Alto has a bunch of great stores, but leading edge or high-end fashion? Fuggedabout it, nothing, nada. We are the center of Silicon Valley, the universally-recognized home of tech, and yet a woman visiting from out of town wouldn't think in a million years to stroll University Ave. for clothes, would she?
Go outside, look at us & how we dress, then think about places like Chicago, Miami, NYC, LA, Paris, London and Shanghai. I submit to you that we are a major global player of a city in every respect except fashion, where we are a barren wasteland.
I know a lot of my fellow Palo Altans visit this site frequently, and so I'm hoping this kicks off a bout of fashion introspection.