Where to get nice clothes?!

posted 11 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My biggest shopping pet peeve is the prevalence of overpriced clothes made with cheap fabrics and so while I feel like I talk about COS a lot on here… I recommend COS! Structured and flattering clothes made with high-quality fabrics. Fair warning: I have girlfriends who just can’t make their clothes work for them (seems to work best on taller women) but it’s worth trying.

Post # 3
777 posts
Busy bee

jbeebee :  Banana Republic and Ann Taylor are at a similar price point to the places you listed and sell nice, casual and work appropriate clothes in good materials suitable for your age range.

Post # 4
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I joined Stitch Fix a few months ago and I’m loving it. They mail you five articles of clothing each month and you can send back the ones you don’t like. So far, I’ve liked everything I’ve been sent. Might be worth checking out!

Post # 5
6434 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Nordstrom. While they do have the trendy items that are causal and ripped, they also have LOTS of blazers, suits and other items that are work-appropriate, as well as everything in between. While some of their items are pricier, you can search according to size, color as well as price point.

Post # 6
246 posts
Helper bee

J Crew, Club Monaco, Ralph Lauren (outlets or sales), Brooks Brothers – these are my go to stores for quality, stylish stuff that I can wear to work. 

Post # 7
3039 posts
Sugar bee

jbeebee :  I second COS, though I would not describe their style as sexy. You could try Yoox, Modern Citizen, Club Monaco, and Genuine People.

Post # 8
244 posts
Helper bee

Love Maurices!

Post # 9
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - City, State

I’m a teacher–I get it! Some good mentions above. Also worth looking at: The Limited, White House Black Market (mainly their clearance section… they can be overpriced), and New York and Company.

If you like shopping online, you must check out ModCloth! Bought my wedding dress there!

Post # 10
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs

I was also going to suggest banana republic. As far as basics- tees, shorts, sweaters- they’re a go to for my husband and I. I also wear a ton of lululemon and free people but those are on different ends of the style spectrum 

Post # 11
7000 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Banana Republic, NY & Co, J.Crew, Belk (the Crown & Ivy Line), Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines

I tend to be more preppy/classic, with a few trendy items thrown in the mix. 

Post # 12
33 posts

I feel like Ross/Marshalls/TJ Max all have a decent selection, you just have to know what you’re looking for. It has pieces that vary in price and style. 

Post # 13
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My style is pretty modern bohemian, and about 80% of my wardrobe is from either Free People or Anthropologie, but much of what they sell there isn’t primarily “boho.” I’ve been able to pick up some really cute high quality basics with a twist from both stores, and Free People is especially reliable when it comes to their quality. I can always trust that anything with a Free People label is going to be made well, with a nice material that will lay beautifully. 

Post # 14
2756 posts
Sugar bee

sparkosity :  I LOVE my stitch fix box!! I’ll never go shopping in stores again. Way too much time and frustration. 


OP, check out Stitch Fix!

Post # 15
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

Express can be a good option, too. Terrible quality, esp for the price, but they often have excellent sales and clearance sections if you can dig past the trendy stuff.

I second Banana, Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom. I love TJs & Marshall’s too. You just have to have patience to look beyond the trendy sections! I love the “hunt” of shopping, though.

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