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Old 11-03-2016, 03:23 PM
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Costco, JC Penney, Macy's, Kohl's and online. Carter's/Kohl's/Macy's/Stride Rite for granddaughter.
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Old 11-03-2016, 03:32 PM
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I am Petite.

Eddie Bauer - almost always find something that 1) fits, 2) and I like.
Talbot on sale
JJill occasionally.
Ann Taylor occasionally
I never find anything that fits in Khols, Target or Macy's.
I used to shop a lot at Banana Republic but lately not much.
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Old 11-03-2016, 03:33 PM
Location: New Yawk
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Originally Posted by Scooby Snacks View Post
I don't get how people buy clothes online. I've never had good luck buying clothing online, and I buy everything online I can. The only exception is for an item I've tried on in the store first. I do this with my crazy expensive running shoes. I'll try them on in the store, find the right fit in the right size, then buy the identical shoe online for less. But everything else I buy in person. There's no way for me to know if it fits right or will look good on me otherwise, and I've done too many returns due to improper fit/ugliness. I am no size 3 5'10" model, so the individuals wearing the clothing they want me to purchase are not representative of me in any way, shape, or form.
I only buy online if I already familiar with a brand and they are consistent in their sizing. For example, I found a pair of corduroys in a thrift store that I loved the fit, but hated the color, so I went home and ordered them online, but in a color I like. Spent a hell of a lot more than the thrift store pair, but the odds of finding proper fitting pants are not good... let alone when I'm looking for something specific.
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Old 11-03-2016, 03:48 PM
Location: too far from the sea
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I try things on in the store and then try to find the same thing on ebay.

OR I get things at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. L.L. Bean for pants that are long enough--I live near an outlet so I can try them on. For simple tops and sweaters, just a thrift store.
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Old 11-03-2016, 03:57 PM
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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My all time favorite store is Anthropologie. I also like Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Saks and Johnny Was.
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Old 11-03-2016, 06:50 PM
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Most of what I'm wearing these days comes from either Kohl's or Soft Surroundings.
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Old 11-03-2016, 06:58 PM
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Thrift shops. Followed by home seamstress techniques.

A special thanks to those who donate...I enjoy some of the styles and quality of material donated to these stores.
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:05 PM
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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A mix of Walmart, Burlington, Hot Topic, and outlet stores. I do find good stuff at wholesalers too from time to time.
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:35 PM
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Talbots online (pants)
Hanes online (sweat pants)
Foot Solutions (shoes)
New Balance Store (flip flops)
Columbia Sportswear online (jackets)

I'm short and hard to fit so I prefer buying at a store where I can try the clothes on. But I have a hard time finding pants at the local department stores and Talbots and Hanes list the inseam size online. And I could not find a jacket that fit at Dillards but Columbia had my size and listed reviews that including a rating of whether the jacket ran small or large. Also how warm the jacket was so this was very helpful in my shopping. Similarly I was able to order a winter dress coat online from Macy's although the local Macy's did not carry my size.

We just got a Nordstrom Rack so I need to check it out.
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:09 PM
Location: PA
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I am jealous of the folks here who can find stuff in consignment and thrift shops. I can never find anything worthwhile in these places, its usually stained stuff, is ill fitting, has holes in them, fashions from 20 years ago, etc. Very slim pickings!

I try to buy from outlet stores, Amazon, Kohls, and JcPenneys, using coupons where I can. It took forever to buy a dress lately, went to Dress Barn but they only have dresses as low as size 4 which is a bit big for me (what do people who are a size 2?)

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