Mend or spend?
When was the last time you took a pair of shoes to the cobbler?
According to this article from BBC News, more and more Americans are rediscovering the advantages of repairing their shoes instead of buying a new pair.
Repairing worn out shoes is a lot cheaper than replacing them, and so this is one business which is benefitting from the current economic situation. It’s good for the environment too, although probably not as good for shoe makers.