Cover Photo: Two human mannequins modeling clothes in a shop window covered with stickers advertising a sale and price discounts
Photograph courtesy of the author

How My Grandmother Took Me from Dollar Store to Dior

Gramsie wasn’t being a snob. Or, she wasn’t just being a snob. She was trying to school me.

The Atlantic,

A little something luxurious just for you

notwill we make it this month?’

The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class

Harper’s Bazaar Australia




Nina St. Pierre is a culture writer and essayist with a focus on art and feminism. Her work has been published in Catapult, InStyle, Narratively, NYLON, Brooklyn Magazine, and Electric Literature. She’s at work on a memoir about mysticism and madness set in rural northern California.