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Old 08-30-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh-North Hills
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Another Men's Warehouse fan here. I recently bought a Ralph Lauren suit for around $200(44Xlong too Belk's and Penney's both are running sales on suits and jackets....couldn't resist the Lauren wool navy sports jacket at Belk's either
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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You know, I have found some really nice, designer things at Goodwill. They have stores all over the place. I've been to the one in Cary (Ten-Ten and Kildaire Farm) and the one in Brier Creek.

You also might try ebay for both new and used.
I work for Goodwill and you can get brand name suits for less than $10.00. Add the price of dry cleaning and you're still saving a boat load of money!
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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I'm going with the other posters and assuming you mean a men's suit. Try JC Penney - they have nice suits. Also try Steinmart. Target has carried suits recently, although I am not sure about their quality. I do know that their mens dress shirts are nice for the price. (These suggestions would work for a woman's suit, too, although I don't think Target carries those currently.) You can get a nice suit for under $150 at these spots. You could also try the Smithfield outlet mall, which has a Brooks Brothers outlet, Banana Republic outlet, etc., although I'm not sure of the pricing there. There's also a Van Heusen in Smithfield - I know my dad got a nice suit there recently for less than $150.

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Raleigh-North Hills
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Any recommendations on where I can go? tailors, discount stores, thrift stores, etc

Thanks!
Should you need alterations on a new or used suit there's a nice Chinese lady on Clark avenue between Horne and Chamberlain(at Horse Track Alley to be exact) who does wonderful alterations at a good price. You'll see her sign in front of the little brick ranch. She's done our work for years now.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Hit Belk's Men's store at Crabtree. I buy all my suits there and I wear one to work everyday. I have various brands, Lauren, Boss, Burberry, etc, and I have never spend more than $250 on them. When they have their "Red Dot" sale which is sometimes as high as 40% off the price written in red on the price tag they are taking a huge loss on the product. They also have the same type of specials on ties, belts, shoes and shirts. I bet you could get a whole new outfit from shoes to cufflinks for around $300 and actually get high quality stuff that will last you for years!


Good luck on the interviews by the way.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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TJ Maxx and Ross also have suits - I've been surprised at some of the things and brands that I've seen in their racks. If I were you, that might be my first stop.

Regardless of where you go, fitting and alterations are the key. It's better to have a $100 suit that fits you well than a $1000 suit that doesn't. So if you do find something at Goodwill or TJ Maxx, plan on taking it to a decent tailor. (And, avoid the mistakes I made when I was buying a suit in college.)
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:46 PM
 
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Hit Belk's Men's store at Crabtree. I buy all my suits there and I wear one to work everyday. I have various brands, Lauren, Boss, Burberry, etc, and I have never spend more than $250 on them. When they have their "Red Dot" sale which is sometimes as high as 40% off the price written in red on the price tag they are taking a huge loss on the product. They also have the same type of specials on ties, belts, shoes and shirts. I bet you could get a whole new outfit from shoes to cufflinks for around $300 and actually get high quality stuff that will last you for years!


Good luck on the interviews by the way.
Yes! Yes! Yes!

I had to buy two suits last year and shopped up, down and sideways. I bought the first one at Men's Wearhouse and was stunned by the final cost with alterations. My wife begged me to try Belks for the second one and I did and found a much nicer suit than what I'd bought at Men's Wearhouse for much less. I had it tailored at a local shop which charged me almost half what Men's Wearhouse fleeced me for.

I doubt I will ever shop anywhere else for suits in the future.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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I saw some great prices on decent looking suits at overstock.com too. That might be a good way to get one, and then you could get it tailored locally.
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