Independent and Offline Retail Will Save Us

Captain Okō in Point Reyes Station, California

But first, it will change drastically. We (as consumers) will change too.

It’s been interesting to watch the growth and now backlash of online shopping and retailing. I remember hunting on eBay for second-hand luxury goods (several Prada bags, all of which were in fact authentic, and a Louis Vuitton wallet, which was definitely counterfeit) as a teenager, feeling like I was rolling the…