Where do you shop for casual clothes?

posted 1 week ago in Married Life
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

techmom :  I am not hard on clothes, and lots of my Walmart togs have lasted for years. 

I can make something expensive look like a rag.

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

 lwyrbee33 :  Ooh good to know! Fellow petite bee and have never heard of Crown & Ivy and haven’t tried the non-petite specific places you mentioned. I’ll add Theory to the list of labels with sizing that runs small and works for petites. 

https://www.extrapetite.com/ is my go to for outfit inspiration and petite brand recs. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I really like buying secondhand so I love Poshmark, Goodwill, Savers, etc.

I also really like American Eagle, Charlotte Russe, Old Navy, Loft, and TJ Maxx/Marshalls. 

Post # 19
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Honey bee

I sm limited in where I can shop due to a latex allergy (it is hiding in some elastic or stretch material and not required to be on the label)

So here’s my list of casual (and work) clothing places:

Pact Organic I love their hoodies, leggings and socks and underwear!

Levi’s for jeans! They have lots of sales online and their jeans last. Just don’t get the “signature” line it’s their walmart line and I went through SO many jeans. Paying double (about $40 a pair instead of $20) has actually saved me money. 

Marks and Spencer in the UK. They ship to the US for $5 and they have good quality stuff plus I find affordable bras for a large bust. They are very quick to answer any questions you have as well. 

I do still go to Target, TJ Maxx and the mall for clothes but I look for cotton blends with no spandex unless it’s Lycra (Lycra is latex free).

I also like Prana brand. 

 

Post # 20
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Busy bee

I love J Crew for work and casual clothes, and I really hope they’re not going out of business after last week’s announcement :X

Post # 21
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Busy bee

iluvhummingbirds2 :  Canadian Bee here – is Kohls an actual department store, or is it like a Marshall’s or Burlington Coat Factory, where it’s just a big hot mess of stuff you have to comb through? I’m going for a quick work trip and there is a Kohl’s next to the hotel. The Lauren Conrad collection sounds interesting!

Post # 22
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Newbee

J Crew – I fill my basket with sale items and then wait for the 30% off sale items promo, which happens constantly. 

Banana Republic for business casual

Abercrombie (hear me out on this one) – they actually have the COMFIEST jean leggings that look like normal jeans, and their normal jeans with stretch and high waist are great too. I find the sizing quite consistent so I went and got my size in store and then their clearance section usually has jeans for $30 or so. Their knit sweaters can also be a good steal on the clearance section.

Lululemon, but I only buy in store and always do the squat test because they somtimes make pants a little thin and I don’t need everyone to see the colour of my panties. They will hem for free on their yoga pants (great for shorter girls).

Tommy Hilfiger + Ralph Lauren – I keep an eye on their websites but also buy from department stores. I like the classic look because it doesn’t go out of style in a year or two, and the quality is decent. Never pay full price, though, because they will inevitably go on sale.

Post # 23
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Worker bee

WillowBee33 :  WillowBee33 :  Hi there, it’s more of a department store.  Everything should be organized but it sometimes depends on the location. 🙂  They have a better selection online plus more coupons/discounts you can use, so I normally buy it online first then have it shipped to the nearest Kohl’s store for pickup. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

As an Australian, you guys are so lucky to have all these well priced options 🙁

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