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Old 10-09-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Not for any political reasons I just have rarely found things that interest me.

I'm not a slave to fashion trends so I like to hit Macy's clearance racks and I have three Bealls within 10 miles of me so I practically live there. Kohl's is ok but I like Bealls more.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I've fallen out of love with Kohl's. The stores near me are cluttered and unorganized, the selection of clothing has narrowed, there's never anyone at the checkout counters, and they screwed my credit statement up every single month. I finally chopped up the card and mailed it back to them.

I've been buying online at LL Bean and Lands End.
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:10 AM
 
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Kohls clothes and target clothes including socks shrink incredibly. You have to buy a size larger and even that is not a safe bet. NO MORE. And when you buy something from there, you later see EVERYone has the same shirt. Target kids clothes are better cause kids all want to have the same outfit as everyone else.

I like sears, they are very spotty in which stores have the good merchandise though. The one right by our house is a tiny sears that has barely any clothes. Like their "lands end" though. That is high quality but pricier clothing.

But if you go to the woodfield mall that is farther away from here - that sears is huge and is very nice and has a big selection. The sears stuff mostly wears and washes pretty good.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:49 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Nothing from "Wally world" or Kmart.

I buy most of my nice clothes from TJMaxx, Marshalls, Ross, or Dress Barn. Most of my "truck drivin clothes" I just buy from the thrift store. That way, if they get grease on 'em, I just toss 'em.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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As I wear a plus size 14, I don't shop at a lot of stores because they don't carry my sizes. I used to like the Gap but now they seem only to carrry strange clothes for very skinny people - forget buying classic khakis anymore. Like others I don't shop at the "marts" for clothes nor do I shop at Sears or Penney's. For in-store shopping I favor Macy's (they have a good plus size dept.) and Talbots and sometimes Chico's. But I do a lot of online shopping and lately have been getting a lot of things from Eddie Bauer. I love their button front shirts and also outerwear. And Zappos for shoes of course...
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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Being 6' tall I buy the majority of my clothes from Eddie Bauer. The Loft is a hit or miss but often they will have pants long enough or at least I can order them online in a longer length. I like the Gaps long and lean jeans or their classic low rise and their long length in those will work for me. I can't shop in most stores like Target, wally's, Penney's etc simply because it doesn't fit. BUT that said I would buy anything anywhere if it fit and I liked it!
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:02 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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It's not that I refuse to shop in the following, but rather I was dissapointed with the quality or I just have no desire to shop there:
-Ann Taylor Loft
-Chicos
-Coldwater Creek (quality has gone down hill over the past decade)
-Gap (quality sucks, but I will shop in GapKids for my daughter)
-Old Navy (you can only get 3 wearings out of their clothes, then they need to be tossed.)
-Banana Republic (like the Gap, the quality sucks. Just not what they used to be.)

We don't have a Walmart nearby, nor do I shop in Kmart, so I've never really checked out their clothing.

Target has cute stuff, but the quality is similar to Old Navy.


Being 6'1", I primarily shop on-line. The one label I seem to have a lot of is Ralph Lauren, both his menswear and womenswear. I love his skirts, cableknit sweaters and button-downs.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:44 AM
 
Location: SoFlo to SoCal (Hacienda Heights)
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Walmart. I hate Walmart. I rarely shop there for anything. Never buy clothes. Same with Kmart. Quality and style is just not there.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:59 PM
 
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J. Jill, that store just seems to scream "I've given up on life!" The clothes are baggy and the colors are drab and depressing. I went in the other day because I hadn't been in in years and found it the same.

I loved Value City when I lived in NC. I tried to go every week. It was hit or miss for me but they had a great selection of kid's clothes. I found some great shoes there. I also had a Chico's outlet nearby and I found some great deals there as well.

I used to love Hecht's but now that it's a Macy's I never find anything there. The only Macy's I've ever liked is the flagship store in NYC.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:08 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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No Wal-Marts...

I like burlington coat factory! I'm surprsied no one has mentioned it yet!! (or is it just a regional thing?) they sell more than just COATS! who knew!

I like Ross.... (?) and I say this tentatively, because the Ross' in So Cal were awesome, the Ross' around here... seem to go by demographics, if that's the right word.
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