So based on my lovely, non-scientific poll that only 4 people answered, it seems no one shops in brick and mortar stores, and no one shops from paper catalogs. Also, no one shops in thrift stores. That does not surprise me as I always find it depressing to re-learn that apparently vintage people were all built like sticks. Really, what the poll did was open two questions for me.
1) Why it is that we, as a whole, seem to take less pleasure from shopping "for real"?
2) Why are we often comfortable shopping online, but worry when shopping from a paper catalog that it might not fit right?
Any thoughts to add before I actually try to come up with answers?