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Shopping [Jun. 12th, 2008|01:13 pm]
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I need some new clothes, for summer, that fit right, well, like, before now. I'm planning on going shopping this evening after work, 'cause, well, I shouldn't put it off any longer. I want a Nordstroms, which means I'm looking at Burlington or Natick. Both also have a Bannana Republic. Now Natick has Ann Taylor Loft and White House|Black Market, but they removed their The Limited. Burlington has a The Limited. These are all 3 places where I have purchased clothes that fit me well, that I like. The Limited tends to run a bit more conservative, last time in shopped there, which is good for work. (And Express just has their necklines too low for work these days, but is at both malls anyways, so I will still look) I'm tempted to go to Burlington partially 'cause there are LESS stores I would go into, and I haven't visited the new Nordstroms there yet. But White House|Black Market sometimes has som really awesome stuff. All of their stuff is White, Black, Cream, or Blue Jeans. I mean, dude, my 3 favorite pairs of Jeans, including the 2 that fit me the best, are from there.

My question is, really, which should I go to?

-K
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[User Picture]From: tisana
2008-06-12 05:27 pm (UTC)
Holy crap you shop more expensive than I do.
OK, it's hard not to be more expensive than Target, Marshall's, Frugal Fannie's and thrift stores, but still...that stuff is pricey.

Also, this does help explain why I never find the kind of work-friendly clothes I like at my chosen clothes sources. I need to get rid of a whole lot of it so I can even justify looking at newer things that fit.

I'd say...unless you have a friend to keep you on track, keep you interested, and keep things efficient, go for the place that has fewer stores.
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2008-06-12 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yes. I shop expensive, when I bother to shop. But the clothes that then fit me well last me YEARS. Most of the stuff that doens't fit me that I"m grumbling about was not bought at those places, and so I'm breaking down and spending the money.

I'm good at keeping myself on track with shopping, but it's a valid point.
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[User Picture]From: tisana
2008-06-12 05:52 pm (UTC)
Well, it's just more fun with someone else.
...For most people. Not me.
I go in and tend to turn mercenary in clothing stores: run hands over racks, scanning for colors and textures that I like, grab ones that might work, throw in cart. Stare at self in mirror when trying on, and ask if I really love it, is it comfortable and can I sit/move in it, and does it actually flatter. If not, back it goes.
But I hear some people like doing this all with others.

And yeah, the more expensive stuff can last longer and wear better, but if it's something I suspect is trendy and won't be worn in a couple years? I try to go for the cheap places.
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