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Old 03-24-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Default Good alternative to Old Navy?

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread. If not, mods, I'm sorry.

But I'm trying to find some new clothes, and I guess I'm trying to find a new store. I always used to really like Old Navy as my go to store. Not too expensive, fairly well made and cute. But recently it seems like their quality has gone down, their prices have gone up, their sizing has gone CRAZY and everything is sheer. (While I don't particularly like wearing a couple of layers at once, I really dislike having to pay $35 for a shirt that I can't wear without another shirt underneath).

So what are some good alternative stores? (alternative to Old Navy, not alternative as a culture) Since I'm getting a bit older, I'm wiling to invest a bit more in clothing for well made pieces, but I may have to make baby steps.

Any past Old Navy fans moved onto something else? Anyone want to make a case for your favorite store?
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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he same type'quality bought there can be bought at wal-mart and other disconut stores just without teh old navy name o them really.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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he same type'quality bought there can be bought at wal-mart and other disconut stores just without teh old navy name o them really.
I agree, which is why I'm trying to get away from Old Navy. Between Walmart getting better and Old Navy getting worse, they kinda met in the middle.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Unfortunately, I see the quality has gone down in every store - you can find obviously cheaply made clothing everywhere from: Marshall's, etc. to higher end dept. stores. I really wish I had held onto some of my older clothes that looked new years after purchase (as opposed to junk that looks old and cheap after washing the first time or just wearing a few times).

I honestly don't like anything that I've seen in stores especially lately. Maybe try to rethink how you wear the pieces you have? Add jewelry or another layer, scarf, etc.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: West TN
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Kohl's has alot of different styles and low prices. They also have a TON of clearance towards the end of each season. The only stuff at Kohl's that I've noticed is a little overpriced is some of their sportswear. You can pick up khakis and cotton shirts really cheap.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Belk regularly has great sales....
I'm a bit older, too, and cannot wear Old Navy stuff....the material just is to thin and "cheap" and clings to any and all "fat pads" that my body possesses! A thicker tee shirt material is fine, and doesn't show lumps and bumps!
If you have a Marshalls, Ross or TJ Maxx, give that a try! You do have to really search the racks, but sometimes can find some really nice things at really good prices!
Good luck!
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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Believe it or not, many people here in California shop at the Good Will or Salvation Army stores. There really is not the stigma against them that there is in New York and they are immaculate . People brag that they found a designer sweater for less than $3.00.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Believe it or not, many people here in California shop at the Good Will or Salvation Army stores. There really is not the stigma against them that there is in New York and they are immaculate . People brag that they found a designer sweater for less than $3.00.
I believe it! I just don't have very good access to those stores, or at least not good versions of them. There is a good will near me, but it is a bit inconvenient, and the couple of times I've been it is just a trash dump.

But having said that, I have donated plenty of brand new (impulse buys that I never wore and then didn't fit any more) clothing items to that particular store.
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