(Closed) Bees in your late 20's/early 30's, where do you go clothes shopping?

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Post # 2
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

JCPenney Worthington line for work and TJMaxx/Marshall’s & Kohl’s for play clothes.  Old Navy occasionally but I am less and less impressed with their selection.  It’s all hit or miss though so I’m constantly on the lookout for cute stuff.

Post # 3
2847 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d go to White House Black Market and Anthropologie.  I am older than you but have liked both places for years.  They have grown up looking stuff, but it is still fresh.  I also shopped a lot at Ann Taylor Loft in my early 30s.

Post # 4
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

AutumnRose781:  Depends where you live. I just turned 29 and live in Canada. I usually shop at Rw&co, Dynamite and Smart Set. Plus I love Winners too 🙂 I feel like these places are a good balance of being fashion forward and still age appropriate.

Post # 5
2156 posts
Buzzing bee

AutumnRose781:  I’m 25, so mid twenties, but I have a professional job that warrants professional dress.

I love Loft (by Ann Taylor). Especially because they have a petites section which I desperately need in the pants department. They have a range of professional clothes to casual clothes. They are a little pricey, so I try to only shop when they’re having big sales- I think  their 40% the whole store sale is still going on now.

I also like The Limited, particularly for dress pants. But they do have some cute tops, especially in bright colors and prints. Maybe try Express, also. 

I do a lot of my shopping at TJ Maxx. I can find really nice, and often designer, clothing there for really cheap. You have to be careful and look each piece over because some things aren’t the best quality. TJ is a really great place to find expensive purses on the cheap. 

Also, the J. Crew outlet is one of my faves. I can’t afford to shop at regular J. Crew stores and I always find cute stuff at the outlet.

You might want to try Stich Fix. It’s an online site that sends you a box of clothes that a stylist hand picks for you based off a survey you fill out. I haven’t ordered anything yet, but some friends have and they love it! https://www.stitchfix.com/

Hope this helps!

Post # 6
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


AutumnRose781:  I’m 31 and seem to do really well in JCPenney, Kohls, TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

Post # 7
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I have a fairly conservative style, so places like Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Macys, Norsdtrom, ASOS, Lands End, J. Jill, Talbots, Coldwater Creek, White House/Black Market,  etc. work for me. I also have good luck at Kohls and Target, as well as discount stores like Marshalls and flash sale sites like MyHabit.

Today’s outfit: plain long sleeve tee from Lands End, dark rinse jeans from Kohls, ballet flats from Nordstrom, jewelry from Mr. LK, purse from Marshalls. Yay for casual Friday with an empty office. I did not feel like putting in any effort today.

Post # 8
13374 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Banana Republic, White House Black Market, and Ann Taylor are my go-to stores. 

Post # 9
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I still go to Forever 21, they sometimes carry dresses or top that are classy. My second choice is Zara, guranteed I can buy something there but I usually wait unti they are on sales.  Third choice is H & M, I have a hard time buying clothing from them because I found their cutting is not as good as forever 21 and Zara, it makes my waistline look… flat. 

When I feel like buying more formal/work clothes, I sometimes go to  RW&CO. They seems to always on sales and their quality is decent 

Post # 10
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hey there, I thought it was just me who after turning 30 started to really feel like Forever 21 was getting to young for me. After 30, I really started changing where I shopped. Right now, I have sworn that I will not buy anymore through cheap stores like f21. As for clothing now, I mostly go to Nordstrom. I would rather buy a few more expensive peices that I can wear for years then buy a whole bunch of trendy pieces. I tend to buy clothing by Kate Spade, DVF, Ted Baker, Tory Burch etc, I also buy staples ( I am a preppy girl) by Vineyard Vines, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Tommy Hilfinger. I also love C Wonder, Lily Pulitzer and Sail to Sable. Occasionally once or twice a year I will buy a high fashion piece by a line like Prada, Miu Miu, Dolce and Gabbana Etc, I consider these pieces investment pieces since I plan to wear them for years.

Post # 11
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I find quite a bit through TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and the now-defunct Loehmann’s. If I’m going to the mall, I’ll stop in Ann Taylor Loft, NY&CO, The Limited, and INC by Macy’s.

I do a fair amount of shopping online, and have memberships to ideeli.com, ruelala.com, and gilt.com which I’ve found a few brands that I like through and will wait from them to become available. I find that I end up buying from ideeli most, ruelala every so often, and barely ever at gilt, unless I have a special occassion to go to.

Post # 12
2221 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m 25, but am also getting over the whole Forever 21/H&M thing. I used to love how cheap their clothes were (and I still go to H&M from time to time), but they’re also so cheaply made and just don’t last. It’s not worth it to me anymore.

I love TJ Maxx/Marshall’s. I also have recently found that Old Navy has a lot of stylish stuff. I used to stay away from Old Navy, because it seemed like all they carried was mom jeans and performance fleece, but they’ve really upped their game (and it’s cheap – but better quality than F21/H&M). I also love LOFT, and if you have an outlet mall near you, you can get GREAT deals at Banana Republic, Ann Taylor and J Crew. I usually don’t buy their clothes in normal stores because they’re expensive (for me), but their outlet deals are crazy good.

For more expensive stuff every once in awhile, I love love love Anthropologie, but unfortunately, my budget doesn’t allow me to buy there very often. Same goes for Madewell.

Post # 13
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

AutumnRose781:  I’m 32 and my style is classic but modern. You can still shop at places like H&M or F21, as long as you’re smart about picking the right items. For example, I have a basic 3/4 sleeve tee that I love from F21 and I also hit up that store for summer dresses.

I love shopping and I get my clothes from everywhere. But if I had to generalize, I’d say my recent favorites have been Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and Piperlime. Check out JCrew, Madewell, and Zara for silk shirts and blouses. Ann Taylor is your best bet for bright, fun, tailored work pieces.


Post # 14
9723 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think 80% of my wardrobe is from J. Crew. Definately my go-to.

Post # 15
1884 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Express and Ann Taylor for work clothes. I like Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack best for casual clothing. I’ll still go to H&M to get basic tanks and tshirts.

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