When I first came to this forum in hopes of learning how to acquire good clothing, I was told that Canada is mostly a wasteland in terms of having any to offer, with the exceptions of Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen, which offer good clothing at ludicrous prices.
Therefore, I don't see how Canadians can be seen as being slower to purchase good clothing considering that they don't have much opportunity to buy any in Canada.
Moreover, for those reasons, I find this quotation highly confusing:
with a preference for higher-quality goods
If Canadians have a preference for higher-quality goods, then why do very few places in Canada sell any!
Why do I have to buy all my good clothes on sf and eBAY?
It sure would be nice if Canada had stores like Daffy's etc. where I can buy high-quality clothing for cheap prices.