Have you seen that 'I'm Not a Plastic Bag' shoulder bag? Yes, it's all the rage now. I wanted to buy one, but they were all sold out within an hour. I heard that the bag is being sold for outrageous prices over the internet. My mum put her foot down because it costs an arm and a leg online. I think it's ridiculous how people queue up for days just to buy a cotton bag! On the bright side, at least people are more aware of environmental issues and the importance of using biodegradable products. I doubt it. It's just a gimmick for fashion-conscious consumers. Slang All the rage - popular or fashionable Example: Skinny jeans are all the rage now, but they don't suit everyone. Put your foot down - be firm about something Example: I put my foot down and refused her offer. On the bright side - If you look on the bright side, you are optimistic Example: Rainy days are depressing but, on the bright side, you can spend quality time at home with your family. Gimmick - a scheme used to attract people's attention, usually to buy something Example: That store's free giveaways are just a marketing gimmick. Discussion Many people become 'fashion slaves' by obsessively pursuing trends. Others are 'trend-setters' and establish their own style. Do you think trendy goods are worth the time and money?