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Old 08-07-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Everyone over 25 should be embarassed to even walk into an Express, needless to say, shop there.
H&M is in the same category, I am afraid...
Not at all. I shop at a variety of stores and I'm always amazed at the bargains I find at those places you've mentioned. I have no problem saying that I'd rather put my $$ in my IRA than hand it over to a cashier. I've been posting about bargains for years. I've been able to find clothes that look great and will last without spending a fortune.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Plymouth, MN
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Not at all. I shop at a variety of stores and I'm always amazed at the bargains I find at those places you've mentioned. I have no problem saying that I'd rather put my $$ in my IRA than hand it over to a cashier. I've been posting about bargains for years. I've been able to find clothes that look great and will last without spending a fortune.
you missed the point. I am concerned about the style and quality of materials. you can also get very good deals on much better clothes, especially in outlets.

"look great and will last" is a very relative term. compared to what, Old Navy and American Eagle ?
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Tigard, Oregon
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also get very good deals on much better clothes, especially in outlets.

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You did know that most outlet stores carry clothes manufactured for the "outlet" right. Generally good, but not quite the same fabric or tailoring. Banana, Tommy H, Eddie Bauer, Ann Taylor, The Gap, are a few. Sometimes on the clearance racks they have markdown pieces a season or more later that come from the original "mall" store. That said I still love Eddie Bauer outlet.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Globe Trotter
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you missed the point. I am concerned about the style and quality of materials. you can also get very good deals on much better clothes, especially in outlets.

"look great and will last" is a very relative term. compared to what, Old Navy and American Eagle ?

Outlet stores sell a lot of worthless over priced junk. Most of the items are either factory or shop rejects or poorly made merch that is solely made for the outlet that is similar but not the same items.

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Old 08-07-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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I walked through there and didn't see anything I liked. It was a weekend and crazy as ever. I was looking forward to supporting the woman who won the tv clothing show (cant think of name) but her stuff in the store was horrible. Maybe I need to do another trip there today..
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Boston
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^^ Last time I walked in there, I didn't see a thing I liked (then again, I'm not a fan of the current trends). What I find is that I'll love a lot of things on the website, but as soon as I step into the store I can't find a thing because now I'm overwhelmed. Same thing happens to me when I walk into Zara every time.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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^^ Last time I walked in there, I didn't see a thing I liked (then again, I'm not a fan of the current trends). What I find is that I'll love a lot of things on the website, but as soon as I step into the store I can't find a thing because now I'm overwhelmed. Same thing happens to me when I walk into Zara every time.
Zara I more hit or miss for me than h&m. Also Zara is a little limited on the double digit sizes where I live. The good news is, they have great labeling do you can eliminate option right off the bat.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Up North
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I still stand by Express. Most people shopping in their aren't teenagers, it's usually women in their 20's. H&M is the one swarming with teens, well it's swarming with everyone . I know I'm not the only one who still likes Express, because most of my friends love Express and we are all in our 20's.


They have great deals once you sign up for their Next program. What I like about Express is that you can achieve the Bebe, guess, or Marciano look there without spending as much. Yes, there are sequined shirts but hey, some people make it work.

Abercrombie and Fitch seems like it's for teenagers but I love it. Their t-shirts last forever and are form-fitting and cotton which is great for a smaller sized woman. I wish they didn't put that giant horrid moose on everything because I would buy so much more stuff from there.

Abercrombie minus the moose stuff and logo shirts is like a more body-conscious J crew. Great cable sweaters that will last forever if you take care of them.

I could never be embarrassed shopping in any store for clothes. Heck, if Walmart had stuff that fit well I would shop there too! It's all about confidence and how you carry yourself.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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Have you tried things on at H&M, or are you just looking at the racks? I've often found that you have to go a size or two up with their clothes, so they may actually have your size, it's just not what you think it is.
I agree. H&M clothes are cut very small. I have to buy larger sizes there, but I recently bought some really cute summer dresses and rompers, so it was worth it!
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I could never be embarrassed shopping in any store for clothes. Heck, if Walmart had stuff that fit well I would shop there too! It's all about confidence and how you carry yourself.
Here here!
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