Where do you shop for casual clothes?

posted 1 week ago in Married Life
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs

I do most of my shopping at boutiques but also buy often buy staples from lululemon and free people. I also love the banana republics and madewell 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Desigual, COS, Uniqlo, Zara, and Everlane.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

What are you considering casual clothes? Like jeans and a tee shirt or casual dressy outfits?

I tend to shop all over….department stores, boutiques, amazon, etc. For jeans I either like NY & CO or Crown & Ivy (a clothing line carried at an east coast department store). I generally get my basic tees at places like GAP, J Crew, or Target. For dressy/casual tops I like J.Crew, Banana Republic, TJ Maxx, Express, department stores, and online boutiques. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Loft is my one stop shop for work clothes and casual clothes – I LOVE this store! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

A lot of J Crew, with occasional pieces from Loft and Banana Republic. I’m petite and don’t bother shopping anywhere that doesn’t have a petite section anymore. 

For a wider selection of brands I like Nordstrom – I tend to buy things like jeans there because they have a wide variety of labels and sizes. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

honeybee26 :  A lot of my clothes do double duty, as my office leans on the casual side of business casual (except for presentations and special events) and we get to dress down over breaks. For reference, I work on a college campus. With that said, I shop all over! Half of my closet is from Express but I also have some good finds from New York & Company, H&M, Loft, JC Penney, and TJ Maxx/Marshall’s. All of the tops and sweaters I have look just as great with jeans as they do with dress pants, and I can still wear my work dresses and blazers for dressy occasions. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

ASOS, Dynamite, Venus, Express, American Eagle, TJ Maxx/Marshall’s. And Poshmark!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I’ve been big into J Jill lately. There clothes are really soft and comfy but look nice. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Almost all of my clothes are from stores with good petite sections or ones where the regular sizes magically fit petite people. Places with great petite choices: J. Crew (probably 50% of my wardrobe, all of my staples are from here: sweaters, cardigans, shells, dress pants, skirts), Banana Republic (love their jeans), Crown & Ivy (sold at Belk, super cute preppy/colorful tops/accessories). Stores where the non-petite clothes fit amazingly well: Lilly Pulitzer (not for everyone, but I love their prints), Boden (UK clothing store I found this year and am obsessed with), Draper James (super cute clothes, owned by Reese Witherspoon).  I wear a ton of dresses…they’re a one piece outfit, add some sandals or flats in spring/summer or tights and boots in fall/winter and you’re good to go. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Oh Nieman Marcus of course. And Lord & Taylor. And if I am slumming, Bloomingdales. 

Really? NO, not really. 

You all make me feel like a bag lady, but my answer is Walmart.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Pretty much my entire clothing wardrobe is Old Navy. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

So I am trying to move away from the mindset that casual=throwaway. My focus these days is comfort and quality fabric (cotton, pure silk, cashmere!), and if I were looking for casual clothing, I’d be looking at Sezane’s cotton tops and blouses to go with jeans, or cute cotton dresses. Their sweaters look great too! They’re an online store (sezane.com) based in France. 

As it stands, I’ve been limiting myself mostly to online browsing without actually buying, because I’m currently massive due to pregnancy. 

I’m also a fan of Everlane, they also seem to have a quality focus. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

DanaWeddingGuest :  Hm, I have shopped at Walmart as a grad student living on a measly stipend. I found I got very poor value for my money- for the most part, the clothes were cheap, but they’d fall apart very quickly and were often ill-fitting, and made from poor quality materials. That’s when I realized I couldn’t actually afford ‘cheap’ clothes in the long run. 

 

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