Where to shop in US for Work Attire?

posted 1 year ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

ExcitedScaredBee :  hi there, I have the best luck at H&M but be aware their sizing is different for every style of pants in the shop- I range from 6-10 depending. But they have their twice yearly sale which is usually really good I usually walk away with 4 new shirts and 3 new pairs of Chinos for around $100. I try everything on in the stores tho. If you feel like driving depending on where you are, there are some great outlets in Freeport Maine and Wrentham Massachusetts. You have to beware to shop only when places have really good close out sales. Another good place is Nordstrom Rack I usually get really good finds there and also TJMaxx. 

If you’re really brave and penny saavy (like me!) you can venture into Savers where you can get really good pieces for less than half price because they’re second hand 🙂 

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

ExcitedScaredBee :  I feel you. I get frustrated at H&M too I find their “LOGG” chino pants usually last awhile and if I find a pair that fits I buy 2 and keep one as ‘backstock’ until the first pair shits the bed. Im cheap like that. I basically hate clothes shopping so I buy things in 2’s a lot lol

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

New York & Co is my absolute favorite! They always have good deals, so I never buy anything full price. Everything I’ve bought from them is good quality, too. I only retire things because my tastes tend to change quickly lol, not because they wear out.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I love LOFT & Anne Taylor. What kind of work clothes? My office is very laid back, I don’t have to wear heels & suits but I get a lot of my dresses from Tj Maxx & Ross.

honestly I just ordered some dresses from SheIn & they turned out to be great quality. Plus they have cute cheap shirts you can pair with pencil skirts.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

New York & company is my go to and I also order from lands end. Ocassionally I find some things at Marshalls, Macy’s, or even Old Navy.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I find I have the best luck at high-end consignment and outlet stores. If you can score a vintage St. John blazer and skirt, you’ll have a classic look to last decades! Elie Tahari, Neimans, Saks and Anne Taylor all have excellent outlets. I also really like Nordstrom’s house line, Halogen for skirts and blouses. Prices are reasonable ($40-80s), natural fibers, and the quality holds up over the years. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Oh man, this is my least favorite thing to shop for! I’ve scored some blouses, dresses, shoes and other staples from Kohls for reasonable prices.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

ExcitedScaredBee :  idk where you live in the US but Saks off Fifth has some AWESOME finds. It’s super discounted designer stuff. I have bought J Brand jeans for $99 (orig. $220) and stuart Weitzman shoes for $110 (orig $350). 😮 I LOVE that store! I don’t fill my wardrobe with all those expensive desinger items but a great pair of pants or a great pair of shoes mixed in with cheaper pieces its always a great way to put together an outfit IMO. You can score beautiful blouses for as low as $40! Check it out if you have one by you, or they are online as well. But I suck at online shopping…have to try it on.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Talbots is where I get a lot of my work clothes, especially basics like good quality twin-sets and cardigans, dress pants, etc.  Some of their stuff veers a little too conservative but they have some stuff that is a little more fresh and modern, too.  The quality is quite good and it holds up quite well, too.

Plus, bonus, returns for online orders are so easy. They give you a postage pre-paid mailing label and you just have to box it up (or stick it in a tyvek mailing envelope) and drop it in any USPS mailbox.  (I bought a package of assorted size tyvek mailing envlopes to make it easier to mail back returns, one of the best $20 I ever spent!)

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

misslucy :   ExcitedScaredBee :  Second vote for Talbots. They have some really cute, unique colorful pieces that you won’t find anywhere else.

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