Where to purchase work attire

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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2657 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve found a lot of great work pieces from LOFT and Banana Republic, and most of what I have from those stores isn’t stretch fabric.  This time of year is perfect for finding work clothes because a lot of stores are running sales and clearing out their winter stuff.  If you’re near an outlet mall, check out a Nordstrom Rack or Off 5th (Saks 5th Ave. outlet).  Their stuff is more modern and high end, but the outlets have way better deals than the regular stores.

Post # 4
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would try New York & Company, Loft, Express, Banana Republic, Gap. and Jcrew. All of those places will have great work attire pieces that you can mix and match. Gap tends to have more casual pieces which I prefer in the office when not meeting clients. Express has great dresses and Cardigans and New York has pretty much everything you need for work. 

Post # 5
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7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Chicos Travelers collection pants are fantastic. Ann Taylor also makes nice dress pants and dresses. Nordstrom would also likely carry what you need. If I were you, I’d take advantage of their personal shopper service. Go in for a consult, be honest about your budget, and let your personal shopper do the work for you. It’s a free service, and they know the available merchandise better than anyone.

Post # 8
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7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@waitingforthering2:  It would be worth your time, for sure. 🙂

Post # 9
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920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love work pants from The Limited. I probably will only buy pants from there from now on. regular price is like $80-$100 but I always go when they have 40 or 50% off deals!

Post # 10
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1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The Limited when they have their huge sales. LOVE their Drew and Cassidy fits. If you’re looking for heavier fabric, their pointe knit pants are amazing.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I’d say the clothing at Ann Taylor, not the Loft, might be of a heavier construct. Maybe Banana Republic too, the heavier ponte knit options are okay there.

Also, try Nordstrom. I don’t know your budget…but St. John’s and Lafayette are notorious “boss” chick designers lol.

Limited and Express business options are nothing but spandex so don’t waste your time.

Congrats on the new job 🙂 How exciting!

Post # 12
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864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@waitingforthering2:  I literally own one of everything from New York & Company. Their sizing is amazing–they offer petite, average height, and tall pants and everything is professional, still a bit trendy, but classic. They have everything from jeans (and dressy jeans) to suits, dresses, skirts, blouses/button downs, cardigans, and even casual wear. I’m a pear too, and they are the only store where I can find pants to fit! Highly recommend.

Post # 13
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920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love work pants from The Limited. I probably will only buy pants from there from now on. regular price is like $80-$100 but I always go when they have 40 or 50% off deals!

Post # 15
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2992 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Seriously, I get like 90% of my work clothes from the Salvation Army Thrift shop. I go to the one in the ritzy section of the city. Rich folks hand-me-downs are AWESOME!

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