Susan McCarty

Susan McCarty is the author of Anatomies, published by Aforementioned Productions in Her stories and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, the Iowa Review, Utne Reader, and other journals. She teaches literature and creative writing at Oakland University and lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Buying a Vuarnet T-Shirt

I circled the Vuarnet store in SoHo twice before entering, self-conscious for a variety of reasons: on one level, for instance, I knew I was too old to be shopping there. It wasn’t a holdover of the brand since its general disappearance after its peak in the nineties, as I had imagined it—a lone flag of consumerism planted for thirty fractious years among the boutiques and bistros of Spring Street. It was new since last summer, July 2018.